Latest news2019

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently published a new 'Spread the word' webpage with information about current suicide prevention awareness campaigns.

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  

Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

During the bushfire crisis, the RACGP encourages GPs and practice staff to be aware of the importance of maintaining their self-care in order to care for their patients and communities.

Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

As of 18 November 2019, the National Cancer Screening Register (the National Register) will begin supporting the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Do you want to trial a quality improvement activity that will improve patient outcomes and support nurses working to top of scope? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you!

COORDINARE is inviting general practices to apply for funding to implement a nurse-led clinic in 2020.

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 has been a standout year for COORDINARE and we are delighted to release our fourth annual Report Card, which showcases our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.

Partners in Planning program

Partners in Planning program

People tend to shy away from talking about death or end of life care. All too often these topics are neglected until, for thousands of Australians, it’s too late.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:

overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
Australian-born MSM.

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

During Perinatal Awareness Week (11-17 November), learn about the risk factors for depression and anxiety in new and expectant parents, and how to manage these issues. The term ‘perinatal’ refers to the period during pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life.

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

Palliative care resources providing more choice for  terminally-ill patients to stay at home

Palliative care resources providing more choice for terminally-ill patients to stay at home

One year on from the official launch of caring@home, health professionals and carers have reported how valuable the resources are in assisting home-based patients and their care team with end-of-life symptom control.

New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake

New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSW LHD) Central Intake has a new secure messaging address which can be used by Argus registered providers for all central intake referrals including community health.

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

As the South Eastern NSW PHN, we are proud of the work we have been doing to acknowledge cultural diversity and respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.

Diabetes eLearning course for nurses

Diabetes eLearning course for nurses

1 in 4 adults are either living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting people living with diabetes.

Up to $10,000 in funding available via the Health Workforce Scholarship Program!

Up to $10,000 in funding available via the Health Workforce Scholarship Program!

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides bursaries and scholarships to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

Preparing pharmacists to work in general practice

Preparing pharmacists to work in general practice

In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced changes to streamline the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) and the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). The changes will be rolled into a single Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) as part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy.