Latest newsSeptember 2019
Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap
The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) is working with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop a new National Agreement that will set out efforts over the next ten years to help close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
EviQ and cancer screening
EviQ has developed four new fact sheets specifically for GPs on immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, IV chemotherapy and oral chemotherapy.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative launches first Report Card
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative proudly launch their first Report Card last week, as part of the Collaborative's R U OK? Day celebration on 12 September. The Report Card provides an overview of the Collaborative's achievements and milestones to date, and what's next for the future.
Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW
Following the development of a Palliative and End of Life Model of Care, COORDINARE and the GP Liaison Officers are working with the Southern NSW LHD Palliative Care Service on ways to improve communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care for people in Southern NSW.
Medical Practice Assistant wins NSW Training Award
In 2017, COORDINARE partnered with University of New England to support 18 administration staff working in general practice within South Eastern NSW to undertake Medical Practice Assistant Training.
Supporting community conversations around death and dying
Death and dying are often regarded as taboo subjects, but Junction Street Family Practice in Nowra is trying to change the conversation.
Deprescribing opioids for patients
The rise in pharmaceutical opioid related deaths and hospitalisations in Australia has been reported by the AIHW (2018) and the Australian media. GPs have been tasked with tapering or reducing patient dosages of opioids.
Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health
Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.
New Integrated Care Strategy launched in Southern NSW
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a new Integrated Care Strategy in partnership with Southern NSW Local Health District which aims to ensure care is patient centred and coordinated across different providers in the health system.