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Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice, 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.

Increase in syphilis among women and infants

Increase in syphilis among women and infants

From January 2018 to August 2019, there were two confirmed cases of congenital syphilis in non-Indigenous infants in NSW. In both cases, the first antenatal visit occurred late in pregnancy and treatment was delayed.

GPs encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles

GPs encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles

GPs are encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles, which continues to be imported by travellers from many countries, including New Zealand. There have been 52 measles cases notified so far this year compared to just 19 cases last year.

HealtheNet and My Health Record update

HealtheNet and My Health Record update

Nine in 10 Australians had a My Health Record created for them in February 2019.

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.

Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives

Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastScreen NSW will be encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram, with the message, ‘Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives.

Perinatal depression and/or anxiety – telehealth service

Perinatal depression and/or anxiety – telehealth service

Gidget Foundation Australia offers counselling for new and expecting parents who are experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety and are unable to have a face-to-face consultation. Patients need a referral and a mental health care plan from their GP to use the service.

12 Clinical Tools Recommended by ELDAC

12 Clinical Tools Recommended by ELDAC

Clinical tools assist in reliable assessment and interpretation of clinical information and are important when providing care for older people at the end of life.

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently released an Evaluation video featuring some of their members, who reflect on what's going well, and what could be improved in the future.

APNA Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing workshops 

APNA Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing workshops 

COORDINARE recently funded 47 nurses across the region to participate in Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)'s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program.

Tender and submission writing webinars for general practice

Tender and submission writing webinars for general practice

COORDINARE recently partnered with University of New England (UNE) Partnerships to develop a series of short webinars and practical tools, to provide general practice with foundation skills and knowledge to write effective tenders and submissions on behalf of your medical practice.

National Helpline for eating disorders and body image issues

National Helpline for eating disorders and body image issues

Did you know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness? As a complex mental illness, eating disorders require comprehensive and effective treatment from specialists.

Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 – 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.