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Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'
The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.
AOD Education Opportunities for GPs
There are several opportunities currently available for GPs looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).
Applications are open now for - RACGP AOD GP Education Program: Treatment Skills Training.
What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in telehealth consultations between community members and health professionals. In July, we launched a telehealth survey to understand people’s experiences of accessing telehealth via phone and / or video, and whether you would like to see telehealth continue beyond COVID-19.
Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day
This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!
This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.
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.
Family Planning NSW Abortion Services
Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) is now providing abortion services. Clients can now access surgical abortion up to 12 weeks + 6 days gestation and medical abortion up to 9 weeks gestation through FPNSW.
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
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…
Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)
Wear It Purple Day is coming up on 28 August! This year's theme is 'We are the change'. Whether you're a health professional, community member, LGBTIQ+ person or ally, we can all play our part in supporting and celebrating LGBTIQ+ young Australians.
The SPDS project (which incorporates PIP QI requirements) enables practices to partake in holistic population-level continuous quality improvement activities, in partnership with COORDINARE.
Expression of Interest – Evaluation of HealthPathways during the bushfires and COVID-19
COORDINARE together with Capital Health Network (ACT PHN) is seeking feedback from GPs, practice nurses and practice managers on how HealthPathways supported you during disaster and pandemic planning and response.
Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs
As we emerge from the bushfires in a reshaped COVID-19 world, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is inviting community members to share their views on how to improve the health and wellbeing of their local communities.
Bushfire Recovery Clinicians are reaching out
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is working in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District to support our communities to recover and rebuild from the bushfires.
New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support Lives Lived Well and Directions Health to establish new drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people in Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point in the Shoalhaven, and Wallaga Lake, Bermagui, Bega and Eden in the Bega…
Have your say on LGBTIQ+ health services in regional NSW
ACON wants to hear from you! They strive to create opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and genders and people living with HIV to live their healthiest lives.
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
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.
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.
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.