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Financial support for professional development and training
Rural, regional and remote health professionals keen to expand their skills now have access to funding to support further studies and training.
e-Mental Health in Practice training
In 2019, e-Mental Health in Practice training is available for mental health peer workers and practice nurses.
Expression of Interest: Scholarship - 2019 Patient Experience Symposium
Calling innovative general practice GPs and practice nurses!It is widely recognised that future health reforms focus increasingly on patient experience of care. COORDINARE is committed to providing general practices with the tools and the opportunities to stay ahead of these changes.
Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record (Yellow Card)
Most women see more than one antenatal care provider throughout their pregnancy, sharing clinical communication via the NSW Health Antenatal record card (the “yellow card”). However, recent audits have revealed that this yellow card is not always used effectively.
Measles alert for February
All NSW residents are being urged to ensure they are fully protected against measles, after twelve cases of the disease since Christmas.
Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention returns to the Far South Coast
People with suicidal behaviour frequently visit primary care settings in the weeks or days before suicide. Excellent primary care has been shown to significantly decrease suicide deaths and rates. COORDINARE supported Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention in Narooma in July last year.
‘Choose the Right Care for you’ campaign
NSW Health launched a digital campaign over summer to educate 17-34 year olds without children in metro Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and Wollongong on the healthcare options available to treat common ailments.
Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, to announce funding for a training program, titled ‘Accidental counsellor’.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life.
Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care
A systematic literature review previously conducted at QUT revealed early evidence that seven linkage strategies have the potential to improve service and client outcomes in aged care.
New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts
The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.
Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health
Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission
COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.
Clevertar: a free mental health coach
COORDINARE recently launched a low intensity mental health digital coaching service called Clevertar. It is free of charge for all people living in South Eastern NSW. Clevertar is a mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.
Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee
The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI.
Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs
Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP. However, for many doctors – particularly doctors-in-training working away from home on rotation – visiting their regular GP can be difficult.
Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs
Creating Synergy's 2019 conference, 'Drugs & Young People - Care, Collaboration, Compassion' is coming up in June.
New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine
A new training requirement has been introduced for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who intend to prescribe the vaccine at their practice (those practices approved as Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres) will now be required to complete an online learning course to obtain accreditation.