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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
Medicare items for eating disorders
Commencing 1st November 2019, 64 new Medicare items will be introduced to support evidence-based care for eligible patients living with an eating disorder. The Australian Government Department of Health has released the details of each of the new items on the MBS Online website.
Beyond Blue's 'There are ways to manage anxiety' campaign
Beyond Blue has recently launched a campaign called 'There are ways to manage anxiety', encouraging people to share their experiences with managing anxiety and to help others seek support.
PA2health: residents in drought-affected areas to receive FREE 4-week wellbeing challenges
COORDINARE has provided grant funding to run PA2health, a 4-week digital mental and physical wellbeing health challenge for residents in drought-affected areas in South Eastern NSW. The challenge is delivered through Facebook Messenger and incorporates psychology, mindfulness, stress and sleep management, exercise routines, and recipes with shopping lists.
APNA’s Cancer and its Care webinar
In a recent APNA survey, 85% out of 756 nurses said they felt they were lacking knowledge about cancer and its care. In response, APNA has developed a comprehensive one-hour webinar with a range of diverse panellists.
Graduate nurse recruitment from UOW
Are you recruiting nurses for your practice? Have you considered employing a graduate registered nurse from the University of Wollongong (UOW)?
UOW's next cohort of nurses are eligible to register with AHPRA (Registered Nurse Division 1) in late 2019 and they are eager to transition to professional practice.
New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life
Does your service have systems in place to meet the aged care standards relating to end of life care and advance care planning? Do you have quality improvement processes for end of life care?
The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website contains a Home Care toolkit developed by...
Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act
On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.
New My Health Record resources for practice managers
Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.
New Healthy Kids resources available
New resources are now available on the Healthy Kids for Professionals website.
Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS
As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.