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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.
Diabetes in Practice course for nurses
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting patients living with this condition.
Diabetes in Practice is a 12-hour eLearning course facilitated by Diabetes Qualified (a subsidiary of Diabetes NSW & ACT).
Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires
All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.
AOD professional development opportunity available for GPs
The RACGP are offering GPs a free education program to help address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in the community from early 2020.
Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program
APNA’s Transition to Practice Program received more than 350 applications for their September 2019 intake. With only 97 places available across Australia, it is pleasing that seven practice nurses from five local practices have successfully gained a place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update on the 'Leadership and quality improvement' program
COORDINARE is committed to working with general practice to embed the skills that underpin practice transformation. To support this work, COORDINARE is partnering with Dr Walid Jammal and Dr Paresh Dawda to deliver a 12-month general practice leadership and transformation program.
Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop
Supporting general practice to better understand and utilise patient data to plan and implement Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives was the focus of the QI workshops held in Wollongong, Mollymook, Bungendore and Bega in July.
Raising awareness for Q fever
NSW Health have launched an awareness campaign for Q fever, which tends to be more prevalent in regional and rural communities.
Leadership and quality improvement in general practice
More than 20 practice staff from 15 practices across South Eastern NSW recently attended COORDINARE's 'Leadership and quality improvement in General Practice' workshop. The workshop was led by Dr Walid Jammal, Dr Paresh Dawda and Dr Kirsten Meisinger, from the Cambridge Medical Alliance, USA.
Nurses, are you new to primary health care or wanting to mentor?
Whatever stage you're at in your nursing journey, APNA’s here to help nurses flourish. APNA’s Transition to Practice Program is a 12-month education, support and mentoring program for nurses new to primary health care, or for nurses wanting to mentor someone who is.
Webinar for GPs: Mental Health and Depression in Older People
To assist GPs in managing the care of mental health consumers, the team of psychiatrists from the Psychiatry Support Line for GPs is producing a series of webinars.
AGPAL workshop coming up in June
COORDINARE recently partnered with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) to provide a series of workshops in South Eastern NSW. The aim of these workshops is to support continuous quality improvement in general practice.