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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 Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

Local Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

We would like to offer our congratulations to Lesley Riley who was named the NSW/ACT state Practice Manager of the Year at the Australian Association of Practice Management State Conference in Sydney earlier this month.

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).

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.

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.

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco and focuses on providing essential support to tobacco users to quit. This year’s theme is Commit To Quit.

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.

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.

Chronic Pain Management Program in Southern NSW

Chronic Pain Management Program in Southern NSW

COORDINARE is offering small group education programs targeting patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain for more than 3 months. Each Chronic Pain Management Program (CPMP) is facilitated by two suitably qualified allied health professionals.

Multicultural videos and resources

Multicultural videos and resources

Are you a GP? Do you speak a second language?

Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health Distrist (ISLHD) Multicultural Health Service is creating videos in languages other than English to encourage culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to get tested for COVID-19.

Improving opioid safety

Improving opioid safety

In Australia, pharmaceutical opioids are now responsible for more deaths and hospitalisations than illegal opioids such as heroin, which has contributed to the recent changes in regulations and to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) changes to prescription opioids.