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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.

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

COORDINARE is committed to improving access to culturally sensitive and respectful primary care for the more than 24,000 people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander within South Eastern NSW. In June 2021, COORDINARE funded five mainstream general practices.

Revised Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management

Revised Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management

Interested stakeholders are being invited to review the draft Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management (2022) which was released for comment in late December 2021.

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

To help take the guess work out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice, COORDINARE in partnership with Asthma Australia, has been hosting training options in spirometry for healthcare professionals based in South Eastern NSW.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

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.

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.

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

National Asthma Awareness Week ran from 1-7 September, as a timely reminder for those with asthma to be aware of the risk of flare-ups during spring and thunderstorm season, and to talk with their GP or pharmacist about how they can keep safe and manage their asthma.

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

This National Diabetes week (11 - 17 July), COORDINARE sat down with Dr Kathy Michelmore of Lakeside Medical Practice to ask her about the challenges and importance of managing patients with Diabetes in the context of COVID-19.

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

Over the last 18 months, the RACGP has been rolling out an Alcohol and other Drug GP education program. In South Eastern NSW almost 50 GPs have undertaken the training program.

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

This year, the Pain Management team from St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) resume their visit schedule to Southern NSW after a hiatus during the COVID 19 restrictions of 2020.

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

UNE Partnerships are offering fully subsidised traineeships in Cert IV Medical Practice Assisting (MPA) qualification HLT47715.   

The traineeship combines work-based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider with a combination of online and face-to-face workshops.

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

There are many opportunities open to South Eastern NSW health professionals looking to build their skills and confidence in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues.

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

COORDINARE has recently announced funding to support two initiatives for palliative and end of life care.

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practices

Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practices

The RACGP and Diabetes Australia have united to support GPs in their management of type 2 diabetes through Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice. General practitioners have a central role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes within the community.

Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'

Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'

COVID-19 has required health professionals to adapt quickly in the way that they provide health care in Australia. Regardless of whether you have used telehealth before, it is now being used and offered at a much larger scale.

Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) free online training

Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) free online training

Did you know: 2 in 5 of children (42%) have experienced tooth decay in their baby teeth by age 5 – 10 years (AIHW 2014), which can lead to pain, difficulty with eating and speech issues?

Early detection and intervention is the key and primary health providers play an essential role in…

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Health professionals can grant free access to THIS WAY UP courses for consumers using the code FREEPASS until 30th of September 2020.  

Register as a clinician on the This Way Up site. Create a THIS WAY UP Quickscript, linked to you as the treating clinician.

Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

The InsideOut Institute is offering GPs and primary care practitioners free access to The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders, an online training module to support the management of patients with eating disorders. The module is normally priced at $280.