Participate in the Pilot Study – Conversations about Weight

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and Diabetes WA and are currently seeking GPs and practice nurses to participate in a Pilot Study – Conversations about Weight in September.

Conversations about Weight is an online education package that will give you the tools to have difficult conversations around weight management and help you to motivate your patients to engage in weight management activities.

The education package has six core modules, each module takes approximately one to two hours to complete and will contain a range of interactive material, such as:

  • Provide opportunity for GPs and practice nurses to upskill in:
    • weight science
    • how to have sensitive conversations about weight
    • motivational interviewing; and
    • supporting patients through weight-loss.
  • Pathways to a range of weight management services
  • Support to participate in patient weight management as a quality improvement activity
  • The importance of taking a comprehensive approach to weight management in particular the role of mental health professionals.

Conversations about Weight will commence in mid-September. Each eligible participant will have two week to complete the six modules.

Participants of the pilot will be financially remunerated and eligible for professional development points.

To be involved in the pilot program or for more please contact Project Manager, Kelly Harris by email or by telephone on (08) 9436 6238.