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Family and Domestic Abuse and the ‘new’ Information Sharing Schemes made easy


Watch General Practitioners, Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm in this webinar series about identifying and responding to Family and Domestic abuse.

Webinar 1 of 4 - Family and Domestic Abuse: What’s new in the legislated information sharing scheme?

Webinar 2 - Family and Domestic Abuse: How to identify Family and Domestic Abuse.  What are your Responsibilities? 

Webinar 3 - Family and Domestic Abuse: Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) & Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) explained using case studies. 

Webinar 4 - Family and Domestic Abuse: Consent and Documentation and Practicalities - Getting your practice ready.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify indicators that a person might be experiencing family abuse or violence
  2. Manage patient’s disclosure of information relevant to family violence in a sensitive and timely manner
  3. Describe the information sharing schemes; Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)
  4. Explain how FVISS and CISS relate to General Practice and other primary care practitioners
  5. Understand consent, privacy and confidentiality
  6. Describe how to document a patient disclosure and consent
  7. Determine strategies for patients who have experienced family and domestic abuse
  8. Reflect on current practice and identify new strategies

This event is part of Family Violence GP Education Program. Events in this series are:


Dr Marina Malcolm

Marina is a GP in private practice in Richmond. She has an interest in women’s health, mental health and public health. She Chairs the Women in General Practice Committee which advocates for female GPs and Women’s Health. She also promotes and advocates for the role of part time contracted GP’s in general practice.

Dr Magdalena Simonis

Magdalena Simonis is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice, a GP educator, and a member of the RACGP Expert Committee for Quality Care. She was appointed to the National COVID-19 Taskforce expert committee, has been active in addressing vaccine hesitancy in the CALD community and has been a frequent contributor to NewsGP publications throughout the pandemic.


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