Latest newsNovember 2021
NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals
Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).
Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target
More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.
Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways team update - Dr Louise Delaney
Dr Louise Delaney is stepping down from her role after six years as GP Clinical Editor with Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Pathways. HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven currently has 574 localised pages and is a trusted resource for healthcare professionals in the region which includes best practice clinical care and appropriate referrals.
Digital health update - new Medicare web services
Medicare Web ServicesThe Australian Government is currently rolling out Medicare Web Services which is designed to help practitioners share data with Services Australia in a safer and more secure way.
New Social Prescribing Service
COORDINARE has partnered with Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS) to deliver a new social prescribing service.
Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes
World Diabetes Day was Sunday 14 November 2021, focusing on the importance of improving access to diabetes care for all and the need for action to prevent diabetes and its complications.
You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?
As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.
New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, with all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW recently passing the Government’s 80% COVID vaccination target, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.
National Cervical Screening Program Update Expansion of self-collection
All women under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will be able to self-collect their own screening sample from 1 July 2022. Details of this announcement can be found here.
Dr Hamish Steiner RDAA’s Rural Doctor of the Year 2021
Congratulations to Dr Hamish Steiner who has been named Rural Doctor of the Year 2021 by the Rural Doctors Association Australia (RDAA).
National Cervical Cancer Awareness week 2021 – It’s time to catch up
November 8-14 is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. The theme of the week will build on last year’s message and encourage women aged 25-74 that it is “time to catch up”.