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Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 will present with an expectation for screening, having had previous pap tests.

HealtheNet update information for GPs in South Eastern NSW

HealtheNet update information for GPs in South Eastern NSW

More GPs in the region will now receive discharge summaries electronically from NSW Health.

EOI: Chronic Pain Management Program facilitators in Far South Coast and Goulburn

EOI: Chronic Pain Management Program facilitators in Far South Coast and Goulburn

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, in collaboration with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified health professionals to establish and deliver a Chronic Pain Management Program in the Far South Coast and Goulburn.

Regional cancer screening annual report

Regional cancer screening annual report

COORDINARE has released its annual report of cancer screening results for South Eastern NSW, providing a snapshot of the region and the figures across all LGAs in the region during 2015-16 for all three existing national programs – BreastScreen, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the National Cervical Screening Program.

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

On 27 November 2017, members of the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum agreed for a draft National Alcohol Strategy to undergo a public consultation process and encourage all interested parties to participate in this consultation.

Practice Manager and Practice Nurse network opportunities

Practice Manager and Practice Nurse network opportunities

In 2018, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN will provide some exciting opportunities for practice managers and practice nurses to network and engage with their peers via online and face to face events.

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record will increasingly become a major component of the health system and a great asset for all Australians. The second My Health Record toolkit was recently launched to complement awareness month, Movember (1-30 November 2017).

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

On 1 December the National Cervical Screening Program will change from two yearly cervical cytology testing to five yearly HPV testing for women aged 25–74 years.

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

A range of resources have been made available for consumers and health professionals in preparation for over-the-counter codeine-containing medicines to become prescription only from 1 February 2018.

Immunisation update events

Immunisation update events

COORDINARE partnered with ISLHD and SNSWLHD to hold the annual immunisation update events across the region.

Public consultation: HPV vaccination recommendations

Public consultation: HPV vaccination recommendations

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has advised that a public consultation is now open on proposed changes to human papillomavirus vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund

Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund

Applications are open for eligible organisations interested in lodging a submission for funding under the second round of the Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund.

Same-sex marriage announcement: useful resources

Same-sex marriage announcement: useful resources

The marriage equality debate has stirred strong emotions for many people, especially the country’s youth. Some members of our community may have been left with unresolved feelings. ACON has developed a useful guide for health care providers on how to support LGBTI clients who may be experiencing distress.

Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers

Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers

The Commonwealth has produced a suite of resources for health professionals and consumers, explaining the changes to cervical screening.

A positive step forward: new Integrated Care Strategy launched

A positive step forward: new Integrated Care Strategy launched

The Boards of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) met recently to launch a new Integrated Care Strategy which is set to bring about positive change for local patients, their families and carers.

10,000 Italian Roses morning tea in Wollongong

10,000 Italian Roses morning tea in Wollongong

There are currently over 10,000 women of Italian background between the ages of 50 to 74 years old in NSW who have not had a mammogram. The 10,000 Italian Roses Project aims to raise awareness about breast screening among Italian communities.

Southern NSW LHD Mental Health Month celebration

Southern NSW LHD Mental Health Month celebration

COORDINARE Mental Health Peer Coordinator, Tim Heffernan, was recently guest speaker at Southern NSW Local Health District’s (SNSWLHD) Mental Health Month, ‘Sharing the Journey’ celebration.

Katungal Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services - Excellence in Business

Katungal Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services - Excellence in Business

Katungul Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services recognised for their growth, achievements and hard work in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires.

My Health Record carers toolkit

My Health Record carers toolkit

A key priority of the Australian Digital Health Agency is to improve use and adoption of My Health Record. A My Health Record carers toolkit has been launched for use as an ongoing resource for carers and those they support.

Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package

Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN and the Black Dog Institute are seeking Expressions of Interest from general practices to utilise a new mental health screening and support package to better equip them with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress, as this is seen to be one of the most promising interventions for reducing suicide.