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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.

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Integrated Specialist Healthcare Education and Research Foundation (ISHCERF), in partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the NSW Ministry of Health, are establishing a new integrated care centre at Figtree.

Apply for the Transition to Practice Program!

Apply for the Transition to Practice Program!

The Transition to Practice Program provides an evidence-based framework of support over 12 months to nurses who have transitioned to primary health care and feel they would benefit from additional support.

Benchmarque Group – online influenza units

Benchmarque Group – online influenza units

The Benchmarque Group provide courses for health professionals and they have released their first new online offering of two units contextualised to the current influenza season. The two units are now live on the Benchmarque website and open for registration. Influenza 2020 Clinical Practice Unit - $45 (inc.

APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program

APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program

You can now complete APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program online. Upskill in chronic disease management and healthy ageing from the comfort of your own couch with APNA's 12-month program.

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

A new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) online course is now available to pharmacists and pharmacy support staff at no charge in bushfire-affected communities in South Eastern NSW. There are two upcoming sessions, including:

Jindabyne / Snowy Mountains
(Virtual Session 1) Saturday 23 May 4. 00-6.

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).