ABOUT CENTRAL SYDNEY GP NETWORK

Central Sydney GP Network’s purpose is to advocate and represent for quality general practice as central to patient care.
CSGPN is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee and has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. The Gift Fund has supported local health and community projects in the past.

CSGPN has a governance structure where four directors are elected by ordinary members to be on the Board and it derives its income exclusively from membership fees and has no external funding from the Australian Government.

CSGPN is one of seven corporate members of Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN). It has an important role in continuing its support of and advocacy for general practices in the CSGPN area to make sure that the programs within the PHN remain relevant to CSGPN and its members.

Gift Fund

CSGPN donation funds are currently supporting the following projects:

CANA COMMUNITIES:

Drug and alcohol addiction awareness program for volunteers.
Cana Communities works in inner Sydney running overnight shelters and homes. Their primary purpose is to provide relief from poverty, suffering, destitution and helplessness to people living with mental illness, addiction, homelessness, loneliness and other factors that alienate them from society

Funding from CSGPN will enable CANA to design and deliver workshops to around 160-200 people (around 50-60% of their volunteer base). The impact of this program will enable better care of more vulnerable inner-city people and will help develop confidence amongst the volunteers, who at times struggle with how to manage the complex needs of someone in addiction.

 

LEICHHARDT WOMEN’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE

Self-care for Carers Program
An eight week course for women carers in the Inner West addresses the stressors carers can experience and provides take-home techniques to manage stress, preserve energy and maintain mental and physical wellbeing.

Participants will learn

  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Low cost, nutritious recipes for energy and wellbeing
  • Healthy alternatives to alcohol and drugs
  • Easy exercise movements
  • Referrals to GPs, allied health and social/community supports in the Inner West

GOVERNANCE

The CSGPN Board consists of four directors elected by Ordinary Members of CSGPN, and up to two persons appointed by the Elected Directors.

BOARD DIRECTORS

The Board for 2017 consists of the following Elected directors:

Dr Margot Woods

Dr Vanessa Moran

Dr Edmund Lee

Dr Aline Smith (Chair)

Upcoming Events

NDIS Transition Information Session

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Young Women’s Sexual Health

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Membership is now processed online via the CESPHN website, click to proceed for applying as a member of CSGPN

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Membership

The CSGPN area comprises the (former) local government areas of Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfield and the western and southern statistical local areas of City of Sydney including the following postcodes : 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2037, 2043, 2050.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Ordinary Membership
General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers, Practice Managers or Practice Nurses whose practice is in the Central Sydney GP Network area* are eligible to apply for Ordinary Membership.

Associate Membership
The following are eligible to apply:

  1. General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers, Practice Managers or Practice Nurses whose practice is outside the Central Sydney GP Network area*
  2.  Any person, body corporate or other association whom the Directors in their discretion consider suitable for associate membership of the Company; or
  3. a GP Registrar (no application is required for GP Registrar Associate membership if practising in the Central Sydney GP Network area)

[Extract from Constitution – please refer to page 2 Application forms for Definitions]
FEES
Ordinary: Initial fee $110 per annum (to renew $110) subscription year is 1 July to 30 June
Associate: Initial fee $110 per annum (to renew $110) subscription year is 1 July to 30 June
BENEFITS OF CSGPN MEMBERSHIP

  • free attendance at education / continuing professional development events
  • newsletter
  • able to nominate for Board Director and committee positions
  • eligible to be considered for paid work e.g. working group, advisor, external representation
  • vote at AGM and general meetings
  • 15% discount at Blooms Chemist

If you prefer to apply as a member of CSGPN via fax, the following forms can be used. Please keep in mind that you will not be registered to log in to the CESPHN website with this method.

Contact Sue Moxon 8752 4920 email: s.moxon@cesphn.com.au.

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