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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.

Regional snapshot - perceived need for social prescribing

Regional snapshot - perceived need for social prescribing

Did you know? COORDINARE recently sent out a poll to GP cluster leaders in our region to collect a snapshot of the perceived need for social prescribing.

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

October is Mental Health Month; a great time to pause and 'tune in' with yourself and others to see how you and your loved ones are feeling.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Cancer Institute of NSW 1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.

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.

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Join the #swabmob – that’s the key message of a new campaign launched by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN this week to encourage more young people to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Applications are now open for Round 2 of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s Bushfire Recovery Grants. The grants aim to assist local communities in strengthening social connectedness, emotional wellbeing, recovery and healing from the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

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.

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.

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

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 

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

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

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!

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

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 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'

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…

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

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.

SPDS Update

SPDS Update

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

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.