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NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways team update - Dr Louise Delaney

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways team update - Dr Louise Delaney

Dr Louise Delaney is stepping down from her role after six years as GP Clinical Editor with Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Pathways. HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven currently has 574 localised pages and is a trusted resource for healthcare professionals in the region which includes best practice clinical care and appropriate referrals.

Digital health update - new Medicare web services

Digital health update - new Medicare web services

 

Medicare Web ServicesThe Australian Government is currently rolling out Medicare Web Services which is designed to help practitioners share data with Services Australia in a safer and more secure way.

New Social Prescribing Service

New Social Prescribing Service

COORDINARE has partnered with Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS) to deliver a new social prescribing service.

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

World Diabetes Day was Sunday 14 November 2021, focusing on the importance of improving access to diabetes care for all and the need for action to prevent diabetes and its complications.

COORDINARE Annual Report 2020/21

COORDINARE Annual Report 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Annual report which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, with all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW recently passing the Government’s 80% COVID vaccination target, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

National Cervical Screening Program Update  Expansion of self-collection

National Cervical Screening Program Update Expansion of self-collection

All women under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will be able to self-collect their own screening sample from 1 July 2022.  Details of this announcement can be found here.

Dr Hamish Steiner RDAA’s Rural Doctor of the Year 2021

Dr Hamish Steiner RDAA’s Rural Doctor of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Dr Hamish Steiner who has been named Rural Doctor of the Year 2021 by the Rural Doctors Association Australia (RDAA).

National Cervical Cancer Awareness week 2021 – It’s time to catch up

National Cervical Cancer Awareness week 2021 – It’s time to catch up

November 8-14 is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.  The theme of the week will build on last year’s message and encourage women aged 25-74 that it is “time to catch up”.

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.

GP and primary health services in outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia

GP and primary health services in outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia

COORDINARE recently made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into the provision of GP and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia. Read our submission here or find out more information about the inquiry here.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

Breast Screen NSW services update

Breast Screen NSW services update

BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.  

Services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega. Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until 22 October), Goulburn (25 October – 17 December) and Braidwood (29 November – 10 December).

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE, today announced Julie White has been appointed as the organisation’s new Independent Chair. Ms White brings more than 40 years of experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having worked as global head of the Macquarie Group Foundation and inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women.

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

A campaign to increase COVID vaccination rates in the eleven local government areas in South Eastern NSW was launched today by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.