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National accredited Training Program - Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

Bulletin

No 41/2002 October 18th 2002

Editor: Margaret Skene, Southern Grampians & Glenelg Primary Care Partnership

Please forward items for future bulletins by

email margaret.skene@wdhs.net or fax: 5572 5371

C/- WDHS PO Box 283 Hamilton 3300

Phone 555 18 471 / 0408 553 095

Service Coordination Orientation Program

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

This national accredited training program developed by PCP-SW is now available. The training of one day per week over three weeks will be provided by Vision Australia and delivered in Warrnambool to primary care nurses, GPs, Practice Nurses, diabetes educators or community health nurses. PCP-SW has the non-mydriatic camera and the aim is for the camera to move around the South West and be used by trained practitioners. Places are limited, would you please register your interest to participate by Wed October 30th. Respond by phone to Judy Nichols on 55631244. or email jnichols@swarh.vic.gov.au

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