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09 February 2024

Silverchain is partnering with clinicians, referrers, and medical experts to implement a series of professional development sessions to support integrated patient care across hospital, home, and community.

Research shows that better continuity of care across acute and primary care can significantly improve patient outcomes1. This leads to less hospitalisations, lower mortality, and higher levels of patient and carer satisfaction2. The Silver Learnings series in one of the ways Silverchain is partnering with clinicians and referrers to help patients receive the quality care they need. 

Designed for doctors, practice managers, and specialists, these sessions cover a variety of topics such as chronic disease and palliative care. They will be presented by health industry leaders and Silverchain experts and offer CPD hours, practical real-world case studies, and opportunities to engage with industry leaders and peers.

Nutritionist Donna Kimpton (left) and Silverchain Medical Director Acute Care Dr Leena Patel (right) as presenters at the last education event.
“These sessions are designed around the multi-faceted needs of our major referrers, our external GP networks, who play a major part in the health system to support our Silverchain clients in primary care, community care and home care environments,” says Dr Sayanta Jana, Silverchain National Medical Director WA.

Our first accredited GP session, Wound Management: What GPs need to know, will be held on 22 February and is already fully booked due to high interest. This session will cover wound assessments and identification of simple to complex wounds, management strategies, and an overview of the health services, resources, and referral pathways available. 

Silverchain’s leading wound care practitioners will share their knowledge and support attendees with different case studies and scenarios through the session. They will be presented in collaboration with Dr Leena Patel, Silverchain Medical Director Acute Care WA. 

To keep up to date on upcoming Silver Learning events as well as the latest referral information, join our referrer mailing list at silverchain.org.au/silver-learnings. For any referral enquiries you can contact us at ReferrerEngagement@silverchain.org.au

1  RACGP, 2022
2  Productivity Commission, 2021



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