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World No Tobacco Day 2021
World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco and focuses on providing essential support to tobacco users to quit. This year’s theme is Commit To Quit.
The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families
The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.
Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships
UNE Partnerships are offering fully subsidised traineeships in Cert IV Medical Practice Assisting (MPA) qualification HLT47715.
The traineeship combines work-based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider with a combination of online and face-to-face workshops.
COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)
Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.
Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2
COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.
Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year
Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.
Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community
eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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!
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
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
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.
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.