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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chronic kidney disease in South Eastern NSW

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.

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

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.

Stay well with asthma this winter

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.

Test a diverse range of patients for HIV

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

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.

Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19

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

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.

Update on bowel cancer screening during COVID-19

Update on bowel cancer screening during COVID-19

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to recommend routine screening to eligible patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancerscreening. gov. au website has been updated to ensure providers have guidance about managing screening and followup during this time.

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Australia’s current COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our country and burden our health system in a way we have never experienced.

Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19

Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19

The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. The National Cervical Screening Program (the Program) is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to offer routine screening and follow up. The cancerscreening. gov.

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE is pleased to be actively seeking the integral role of Medical Director.

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

As the Easter public holidays approach (9-14 April 2020), early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans is key to ensuring patients with a life-limiting illness receive the best possible care.  

Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide the care detailed in a patient’s plan.

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.