GP continuing professional development

Upcoming events:

Supporting patients with infertility - webinar

Drawing on expertise from clinicians leading Victoria’s Public Fertility Service, this session will provide GPs and Practice Nurses with practical knowledge about:

  • the causes of infertility
  • how to investigate subfertility in primary care
  • the latest range of assisted fertility and fertility preservation treatments; and
  • how to support patients to access treatment through Victoria’s Public Fertility Care Service.

When: Thursday 28 November, 6.30pm - 8pm
Cost: Free
Register (or find out more): PHN North Western Melbourne website

Participants will be eligible for 1.5 RACGP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. 

Victoria’s free Public Fertility Care Service is available to all Victorian residents and is not means tested. To find out more, please see Public fertility service.

Practical ImplanonNXT training

The Royal Women’s provides free workshops to upskill in ImplanonNXT practice. 

  • This workshop provides the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to safely insert and remove Implanon NXT through supervised simulated practice.
  • Content includes clinical information, safe insertion and removal, indications and contraindications, and management of side effects.
  • Suitable for doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives. Opportunities for skill development in local anaesthetic administration are provided for nurses & midwives as required.

Bookings via: Eventbrite

Ticket Price: Free

For more information: See Practical ImplanonNXT training.


Date Time
Tuesday 28 November 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM AEDT
IUD training

The Royal Women’s Hospital in collaboration with Bayer Women’s Health are offering education on the insertion of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs).

This IUD training will be run across two sessions – a theory component (online) and a practical simulation component (in person in a small group setting).

Please note that attendance at both sessions is required. There is no cost involved.

Sessions are run 2-3 times per year, based on demand. For more information or to registered your interest in the next session, please email .

Following completion of the simulation training, there are limited opportunities to undertake supervised training of IUD insertion at the Women’s outpatients contraceptive services.

Eligibility criteria and prioritisation will be restricted to Specialist General Practitioners with sufficient practice support and readiness.

Online learning

Menopause management: a normal transition and when to intervene

Dr Giselle Darling, Women's Health Consultant at the Women's, provides this online webinar.

Over 90 minutes, Dr Darling provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence around best practice menopause management.

You will learn about:

  • the symptoms of menopause
  • pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.
  • Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT) in detail including types, indications, contraindications, when to cease MHT, and important considerations of MHT in the context of previous or current breast cancer. 

You can watch this webinar on YouTube.

Early medical abortion webinars

This two-part information session on early medical abortion was hosted by GenWest, Women’s Health In the North, the Women's, and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

You can watch the recordings: June 2022 information session and April 2023 update.

Cervical Cancer Screening and Elimination – including self-collection and updated screening guidelines

Presented by:

Prof Marion Saville AM, Angela Steele, Dr David Wrede
(Recorded at The Women’s Grand Round, 26 August 2022)

Watch a 50-minute video presentation on Vimeo. 

Workshops: Women's Alcohol and Drug Service teleECHO sessions
Workshops held through the year

The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) offers free statewide professional education and training and secondary consultation for GPs and other health professionals.
Online education sessions using ECHO offer specialist knowledge and support in the management of women using drugs and alcohol during the perinatal period.

To view and register for upcoming sessions visit the Women's Alcohol & drugs education & training webpage. 

More information and booking

Recording: Updates on screening for ovarian cancer and referral criteria for colposcopy

Tuesday 10th August 2021

The aim of this session was to provide information on recent changes in acceptance criteria for colposcopy and the latest evidence for ovarian cancer screening.

This webinar discussed:

  • Ovarian cancer screening: Has there been any progress?
  • Updates on referral criteria for colposcopy

Date: 10th August 2021


Assoc Prof Orla McNally

Associate Professor Orla McNally, Consultant Gynaecologist Oncologist and Director of Oncology/Dysplasia clinic, Royal Women’s Hospital

Dr David Wrede

Dr David Wrede, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Dysplasia, Royal Women’s Hospital.

The recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube:

Watch here

Recordings: Shared care webinar

The Women’s shared care webinars took place on the 16th and 23rd March 2021. The recording of both sessions are now available. Please click links below to watch the recordings:

Early pregnancy issues and COVID 19 impact on pregnancy

Syphilis and common skin problems in pregnancy

The Women’s shared care workshops were held in September and October 2022. The recording of both sessions are now available. Please click links below to watch the recordings:

Shared Care Workshop 1:COVID-19 and Infections in Pregnancy and Third Trimester issues, 19 October 2022

Dr Vicki Woodward and Dr Rachel Ryan: A recording of this session (two hours) has been uploaded to the website and YouTube channel and is now ready for viewing. On completion, you can self-record your attendance via your RACGP learning portal, and you will obtain three pregnancy-related CPD points.

Shared Care Workshop 2: Bleeding in Pregnancy, 14 September 2022

Dr Peter Jurcevic. A recording of this session (1.5 hours) has been uploaded to the website and YouTube channel and is now ready for viewing. On completion, you can self-record your attendance via your RACGP learning portal, and you will obtain three pregnancy-related CPD points.