GP – Online Learning with Follow up Workshops

The Department of Health provided funding for PEPA to work with PHNs to deliver a Palliative Approach Workshop for GPs in each of the 31 PHNs from June 2017 through to July 2018.

The funding demonstrated the Government’s commitment to improving palliative care provision in Australia.

The project allowed for PEPA to develop a suite of online learning to support GP’s to improve their coordination of care for patients requiring palliative care.

The Online learning Modules will support GP’s to build their capacity and improving networks between themselves and specialist palliative care services.

The learning modules have been developed by a team of palliative care experts and reviewed by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience, including current medical practitioners.

The free resources include six Modules of Learning, covering topics including :

  • Principles of Palliative Care
  • Communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Assessing and Managing Symptoms
  • Assessing and Managing Pain
  • Awareness of Self-Care

The modules can be accessed at 

The online modules information will be supported further with evening case study face to face workshops Nationally.  These case study workshops will allow GPs to come together for 2 hours and discuss Palliative care case studies with local palliative care experts.

Please go to to see if local dates for your area have been created.

For more information please contact Suzanne Cosgrove, PEPA National Manager on 07 3138 6121 or