Chronic kidney disease in South Eastern NSW
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a silent disease that often produces no symptoms in its early stages, but requires early intervention to prevent deterioration and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs
Integrated Specialist Healthcare Education and Research Foundation (ISHCERF), in partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the NSW Ministry of Health, are establishing a new integrated care centre at Figtree.
GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!
Have you heard about the GP Psychiatry Support Line? It’s a free service exclusively for GPs who require psychiatry advice, on the phone or via secure messaging. It helps you manage the care of mental health consumers without needing to refer or triage them.
Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you
This year has tested our resilience with impacts of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19 affecting people in varying ways.
Stay well with asthma this winter
Help your patients stay well with asthma this winter and register for your free Asthma Health Professional Pack. Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during winter.
Apply for the Transition to Practice Program!
The Transition to Practice Program provides an evidence-based framework of support over 12 months to nurses who have transitioned to primary health care and feel they would benefit from additional support.
Benchmarque Group – online influenza units
The Benchmarque Group provide courses for health professionals and they have released their first new online offering of two units contextualised to the current influenza season. The two units are now live on the Benchmarque website and open for registration. Influenza 2020 Clinical Practice Unit - $45 (inc.
APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program
You can now complete APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program online. Upskill in chronic disease management and healthy ageing from the comfort of your own couch with APNA's 12-month program.
Health Minister announces additional funding for headspace centres
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed an announcement by the Morrison Government of $24. 2 million in funding to reduce wait times - fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments.
Test a diverse range of patients for HIV
NSW Health encourages health professionals to avoid assumptions patients risk, ask questions about sexual practices, and offer HIV testing to a diverse range of patients.
Online training for GPs to tackle alcohol and drug use during COVID-19
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is boosting the skills of GPs so that they can better address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use problems that are becoming more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the $7.
Coordinating care through innovation: an interview with Dianne Kitcher
Innovation is the key to improving health outcomes of our community. COORDINARE finds innovative ways to coordinate care across our region and beyond, seeking to improve health outcomes for our community, particularly those most in need.
Ready for COVID Care through innovation
An innovation partnership involving the region’s three major health services is ready to be trialled, providing local residents with access to a Virtual Community Care Centre.
Reach out: New counselling support services available
This year has been a challenging time for many, especially during and after the devastating bushfires across the region.
Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together
This year, National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) will be celebrated virtually. The 2020 theme is 'In This Together'.
Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities
A new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) online course is now available to pharmacists and pharmacy support staff at no charge in bushfire-affected communities in South Eastern NSW. There are two upcoming sessions, including:
Jindabyne / Snowy Mountains
(Virtual Session 1) Saturday 23 May 4. 00-6.
BreastScreen NSW to recommence routine breast screening
BreastScreen NSW is about to recommence routine breast screening, having temporarily suspended services to protect women, staff and the community from the risk of COVID-19. BreastScreen NSW will be inviting women to have their regular breast screens, starting with clients who had their appointments cancelled.
Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19
A recent poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that 20% of Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 70% are drinking more than normal and 33% are now using alcohol daily.
NSW RDN opens Natural Disaster and Emergency Response Recovery Grant EOI
Primary health care services and professionals are still recovering from the impact of bushfire and long-term drought.
NSW Rural Doctors Network has grants of up to $10,000 to support eligible practices and practitioners towards recovery and sustainability.
Supporting you through complex mental health issues
2020 has proven to be an upsetting and stressful time for many people, especially for those living with complex mental health issues, but help is at hand with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announcing a new service to support people in the region.