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Webinar 14:

18 August 2022


Heather Miller

Date and Time

Thursday 18 August 2022

7.00pm (AEST)


PANDDA members: free

Non-members: $40.00



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Primary Care Health and the Role of the GP

About the presenter

Heather Miller is a Disability Practice Nurse at Jasper Health, a busy medical practice in Melbourne. In this role Heather supports the health care delivery alongside a specialist general practitioner in developmental and intellectual disability. She also works at Monash Health, in the Centre for Developmental Disability Health as an RN, advising and guiding projects that address health inequality for people with intellectual disability. This role also includes medical undergraduate teaching at Monash University in the Primary Care and Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability rotations units, in the 4th year program. Heather also has a lived experience with her youngest child, who has Down syndrome.

About the presentation

The presentation will:

• Provide an overview of the role of an intellectual disability nurse working in general practice and how having knowledge and experience in intellectual disability, meets the needs of patients.

• Highlight the importance of collaboration with external service providers, including the NDIS to meet the health needs of this population.

• Examine the reasonable adjustments in delivering primary care services to patients with intellectual disability.


• Provide an insight into the role undertaken by nurses who have experience and/or training in intellectual disability working in primary care.

• Provide details on how the NDIS can support the health care needs of a patient with intellectual disability in primary care.

• Demonstrate the effectiveness of a collaborative approach to health care in primary care, to better support people with intellectual disability.

• Provide an awareness of the resources available to support a practice disability nurse and the Medicare system in supporting this population.

• Examine the challenges faced when working in general practice and how these can be overcome and managed.

• Examine the areas in which general practice nurses would like further knowledge and education about supporting patients with intellectual disability.

• Reasonable adjustments in the delivery of primary health care.

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The Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia (PANDDA) Inc.’s webinars are produced for nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). The information is for suitably-experienced nurses and does not replace expert clinical judgement and sound decision making. All information presented is of a general nature and may or may not be relevant to a particular person with IDD or circumstances. Nurses implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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