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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE is pleased to be actively seeking the integral role of Medical Director.

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Community members are invited to have their say on the new Regional Peer Workforce Framework which is currently being developed by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District, and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

As the Easter public holidays approach (9-14 April 2020), early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans is key to ensuring patients with a life-limiting illness receive the best possible care.  

Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide the care detailed in a patient’s plan.

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.

Using email in general practice

Using email in general practice

Email is one of the most prevalent and convenient forms of communication. GPs and general practices often receive requests from patients, other clinicians and third parties to send health information via email.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care

All Australians have the right to access health care that meets their cultural and linguistic needs, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there are challenges in accessing culturally safe aged care. This is especially true for those living in remote and very remote areas.

Diabetes in Practice course for nurses

Diabetes in Practice course for nurses

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting patients living with this condition.  

Diabetes in Practice is a 12-hour eLearning course facilitated by Diabetes Qualified (a subsidiary of Diabetes NSW & ACT).

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) falls prevention program ‘Stepping On’ will be run in Eurobodalla, Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, and Goulburn in 2020.

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Health professionals can keep up to date with the latest information on the new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in NSW via the NSW Health website, including the latest advice for health professionals. For the latest national information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health website.

 Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications and is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated).

NSW Health wants to hear from people with intersex variations

NSW Health wants to hear from people with intersex variations

As part of the development of the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy, NSW Health would like to hear from people with intersex variations, to better understand your experiences with the health system. NSW Health has engaged Urbis, an independent research company, to develop the Strategy.

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

Community and workplaces urged to help prevent coronavirus

The NSW Government is asking individuals and workplaces to take steps to prepare for a possible COVID-19 pandemic converging with winter flu in the coming months. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said NSW Health said that everyone plays a role in prevention.

Read the February 2020 edition of COORDINARE's eNewsletter, IN THE LOOP

Read the February 2020 edition of COORDINARE's eNewsletter, IN THE LOOP

'IN THE LOOP' is COORDINARE's monthly eNewsletter, featuring all the latest health news in the South Eastern NSW region.

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. A new national website has been launched linking doctors and medical students to a range of supports for their own health and wellbeing. The www. drs4drs. com.

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

Express your interest in the Illawarra Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot

Express your interest in the Illawarra Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from general practices in the Illawarra who would like to participate in the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot. Three practices in the Illawarra have been recruited and clinics are due to commence this month.

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.

Using data to improve the health of consumers

Using data to improve the health of consumers

Data and quality improvement are now a driving force in health care and is an essential aspect of service delivery at all levels.

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Natural disaster funding for drought and bushfire affected communities

Applications are now open for organisations and / or community groups to support people in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven in dealing with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions, or to recover from the effects of the recent bushfires.