headspace Centre officially opens in Bega
headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some...
Immunisation updates for primary care
Recently, there has been an increase in incidents of expired vaccines being administered to patients. It is essential that the expiry date is checked on all vaccines prior to administration to avoid patient recall and revaccination and loss of their confidence in your health service delivery.
Financial support for your professional development and training
Over 50 healthcare professionals in South Eastern NSW have already received scholarships or bursaries to support their training and professional development as part of the NSW Rural Doctor’s Network Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).
Local PMs and GPs shine at awards night
COORDINARE would like to congratulate Charise Morris (Grand Pacific Health Centre Nowra) and Kim Weeks (Marima Medical Clinic, Goulburn), who were recently awarded joint GP Synergy South Eastern NSW Practice Managers of the Year at a Wollongong awards night.
The General Practitioner Liaison Officers (GPLOs) have been co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District. As the GPLOs approach 12 months in their roles, they are seeking GP feedback on how GPs and Southern NSW Local Health District can work together to improve patient care.
MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing
Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.
Support your patients to quit smoking
The NSW Quitline is a free, evidence-based service that can assist health professionals in supporting their patients to quit smoking. Referring to the NSW Quitline only takes a few minutes.
Gail Lloyd given special award at Practice Management Conference 2018
The Australian Association of Practice Management 2018 Conference was held Tuesday 16 October - Friday 19 October in Canberra. The theme of the conference was ‘Powering your journey, driving change’.
Updated Colposcopy and Treatment form
The Colposcopy and Treatment form has been updated to comply with the amended requirements of the National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017.
My Health Record in pharmacy
Bomaderry-based pharmacist, Rachel Forgan, says access to My Health Record provides vital information to help her deliver better informed patient-centred care.
Save the date to vaccinate before the holidays
NSW Health has recently distributed some immunisation alerts for community members and health professionals, including a pertussis (whooping cough) alert. Pertussis (whooping cough) alertCases of pertussis are increasing across NSW, particularly among school aged children.
Supporting people living with dementia to plan ahead
For people living with dementia, a loss of mobility has been linked with a reduction in quality of life and increased rapid cognitive decline.
2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!
Our 2017/18 Annual Report Card is now available, showcasing our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.
Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity
To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.
Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time
The Minister for Health recently announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until 31 January 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, and records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.
Best Practice and AIR
Some practices have been reporting that they cannot see immunisations that have been sent to AIR from their Best Practice software. This is because if Best Practice is not updated the information will not be transferred to the AIR.
Test for HIV in a diverse range of patients, including heterosexual men
NSW Health data shows a need to increase HIV testing among heterosexual men who have sex with other men. These men may be in heterosexual relationships, be married, have children and/or come from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Palliative and end of life funding announcement for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that additional Commonwealth funding will be provided for palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW.
Looking after your family’s health with a digital record
For around 1. 7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, World Diabetes Day on November 14 is a way of highlighting the challenges experienced in caring for their health. Managing diabetes often involves regular visits to different healthcare providers meaning key health information is often scattered across different offices.
APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)
Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to learn new skills and knowledge so you can deliver a new model of care?
The Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC) focuses on the development of nurse-led (team-based) models of care that meet local population health needs,...