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Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'

Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'

COVID-19 has required health professionals to adapt quickly in the way that they provide health care in Australia. Regardless of whether you have used telehealth before, it is now being used and offered at a much larger scale.

Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) free online training

Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) free online training

Did you know: 2 in 5 of children (42%) have experienced tooth decay in their baby teeth by age 5 – 10 years (AIHW 2014), which can lead to pain, difficulty with eating and speech issues?

Early detection and intervention is the key and primary health providers play an essential role in...

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Wear It Purple Day is coming up on 28 August! This year's theme is 'We are the change'. Whether you're a health professional, community member, LGBTIQ+ person or ally, we can all play our part in supporting and celebrating LGBTIQ+ young Australians.

SPDS Update

SPDS Update

The SPDS project (which incorporates PIP QI requirements) enables practices to partake in holistic population-level continuous quality improvement activities, in partnership with COORDINARE.

Expression of Interest – Evaluation of HealthPathways during the bushfires and COVID-19

Expression of Interest – Evaluation of HealthPathways during the bushfires and COVID-19

COORDINARE together with Capital Health Network (ACT PHN) is seeking feedback from GPs, practice nurses and practice managers on how HealthPathways supported you during disaster and pandemic planning and response.

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

Help us understand your community health and wellbeing needs

As we emerge from the bushfires in a reshaped COVID-19 world, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is inviting community members to share their views on how to improve the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

Bushfire Recovery Clinicians are reaching out

Bushfire Recovery Clinicians are reaching out

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is working in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District to support our communities to recover and rebuild from the bushfires.

New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support Lives Lived Well and Directions Health to establish new drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people in Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point in the Shoalhaven, and Wallaga Lake, Bermagui, Bega and Eden in the Bega...

Have your say on LGBTIQ+ health services in regional NSW

Have your say on LGBTIQ+ health services in regional NSW

ACON wants to hear from you! They strive to create opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and genders and people living with HIV to live their healthiest lives.

Chronic Pain Management Program in Southern NSW

Chronic Pain Management Program in Southern NSW

COORDINARE is offering small group education programs targeting patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain for more than 3 months. Each Chronic Pain Management Program (CPMP) is facilitated by two suitably qualified allied health professionals.

Multicultural videos and resources

Multicultural videos and resources

Are you a GP? Do you speak a second language?

Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health Distrist (ISLHD) Multicultural Health Service is creating videos in languages other than English to encourage culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to get tested for COVID-19.

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Fee waiver extension for mental health courses

Health professionals can grant free access to THIS WAY UP courses for consumers using the code FREEPASS until 30th of September 2020.  

Register as a clinician on the This Way Up site. Create a THIS WAY UP Quickscript, linked to you as the treating clinician.

Improving opioid safety

Improving opioid safety

In Australia, pharmaceutical opioids are now responsible for more deaths and hospitalisations than illegal opioids such as heroin, which has contributed to the recent changes in regulations and to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) changes to prescription opioids.

Interactive webinars for general practice reception staff

Interactive webinars for general practice reception staff

COORDINARE recognises the significant role receptionists play as part of the health care team. Working with University of New England (UNE) Partnerships, we are providing a series of interactive webinars for receptionists that will be delivered monthly from July.

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency announced for headspace service in Batemans Bay

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN announced today that Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, a not-for-profit service provider, has been awarded the role of lead agency to oversee the headspace service in Batemans Bay from late 2020.

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Supporting Communities in Recovery program update

Over $367,000 has been released so far in 2020 for bushfire recovery initiatives in affected South Eastern NSW communities, following Round 1 of COORDINARE’s Bushfire Recovery: Supporting Communities in Recovery program.

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Fee-free TAFE NSW mental health courses to support local aged care residents

Two fee-free TAFE NSW courses aimed at empowering aged care workers to better understand and address mental health issues in residents have been launched in Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

The InsideOut Institute is offering GPs and primary care practitioners free access to The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders, an online training module to support the management of patients with eating disorders. The module is normally priced at $280.

Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immunisation Data Quality resource

Immunisation Data Quality resource

A new resource developed by the PHN Immunisation Support Program provides information and advice about the importance of data quality when recording and transmitting vaccination encounters in practice software and on the AIR.