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United action to safeguard Australians from unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures

United action to safeguard Australians from unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures

The Choosing Wisely Australia campaign recently released 61 recommendations.

Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon

Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon

From 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping.

Government launches new My Health Record

Government launches new My Health Record

The Hon. Sussan Ley, Minister for Health, recently launched the Government's new My Health Record.

No Jab, no pay: More time to process vaccination records

No Jab, no pay: More time to process vaccination records

Vaccination providers now have until 30 April 2016 to update immunisation records in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) before a parent’s eligibility for child care payments is ceased.

NSW Health Alert: Legionnaires’ disease

NSW Health Alert: Legionnaires’ disease

Four cases of confirmed infection with Legionella have been notified in the past two days in Sydney.

Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

NSW Health recently released an updated information sheet regarding the pertussis containing vaccine (DTPa) which has been introduced onto the National Immunisation Schedule for all 18 month old children.

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

From 1 March 2016, four direct acting antiviral medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is currently seeking feedback on the first draft of the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition).

Local GP addresses chronic disease inquiry

The Standing Committee on Health recently held a forum in Bomaderry to hear from a range of individuals and organisations involved in chronic disease management and care in South Eastern NSW.

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

An updated health alert for zika virus has been released by NSW Health following outbreaks in the Pacific, and Central and South America.

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Two GPs and two practice nurses within the PHN catchment have an opportunity to attend the Decision Assist Advance Care Planning Workshop & Train the Trainer Session in Sydney.

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

According to a new report, one in five Australians waited longer than they thought was acceptable last year to get into a GP and one in 20 said they delayed or did not go to a GP in the previous year because of cost.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Information session for patients

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Information session for patients

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners In Recovery, in partnership with My Choice Matter, will be facilitating an information session on 11 February targeted at patients living with mental health and/or psychosocial disabilities, their carers and family members.

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Illawarra Shoalhaven)

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Illawarra Shoalhaven)

COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce the formation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council.

ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways: New education module launched

ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways: New education module launched

The accredited online learning module provides GPs and GP Registrars with an introduction to ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways and practical advice on how to implement them into everyday practice.

My Aged Care: Changes to referral pathways

My Aged Care: Changes to referral pathways

The Commonwealth has changed the way older people access aged care services, including the services they fund NSW Health to provide.

New national service for carers

New national service for carers

Carer Gateway is a great place for carers to start their search for information, support and services.

Immunisation changes from 1 January 2016: Important information for GPs and AMS

Immunisation changes from 1 January 2016: Important information for GPs and AMS

The Commonwealth has announced a number of changes under the No Jab, No Pay measure which came into effect on 1 January 2016.

Measles alert: Two confirmed cases in December 2015

Measles alert: Two confirmed cases in December 2015

Two cases of measles have been detected in Sydney in December.

New action plan to tackle ice

New action plan to tackle ice

The Federal Government has released a new action plan to reduce the demand for ice and the harm it causes, while continuing efforts to disrupt supply.

Mental health reforms announced

Mental health reforms announced

The Federal Government has released its response to the National Mental Health Commission's Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.

No jab, no pay laws pass parliament

No jab, no pay laws pass parliament

From January, parents who don't immunise their kids will not receive childcare benefits, rebates and the Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplement.

PBS Authority Line currently unavailable

PBS Authority Line currently unavailable

The PBS Authority Line is currently unavailable.

New Chair of Community Advisory Committee announced

New Chair of Community Advisory Committee announced

COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Leanne Wells as the Chair of the soon-to-be established Community Advisory Committee for the region.

My Health Record: Opt-out trial areas announced

My Health Record: Opt-out trial areas announced

One million Australians could soon be trialling a new online medical records system with Health Minister Sussan Ley last week using a National Press Club address to announce all-inclusive trials of the online system.

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Southern NSW)

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Southern NSW)

COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce the formation of the Southern NSW Clinical Council.

Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) Review Taskforce consultation

Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) Review Taskforce consultation

This initial survey is only the first in what will be an ongoing series of consultation processes. This consultation process is now open and closes on 9 November 2015.

Primary Health Care Advisory Group's consultation: initial summary

Primary Health Care Advisory Group's consultation: initial summary

Read the initial summary of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group's (PHACG) consultation regarding its options discussion paper.

New report provides picture of breast cancer in young Australian women

New report provides picture of breast cancer in young Australian women

A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the first time presents information and statistics about breast cancer in young women aged 20-39 years.

Immunisation: Using data to improve service quality for patients

Immunisation: Using data to improve service quality for patients

COORDINARE has a particular interest in increasing immunisation rates across our region by working with primary health care providers to harness information and use data to improve patient outcomes.

NSW Pap Test Register: New electronic reminder service

NSW Pap Test Register: New electronic reminder service

The NSW Pap Test Register is offering a new electronic reminder service to all eligible general practices across NSW.

October is Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month aims to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Ley appointed as Minister for Aged Care

Ley appointed as Minister for Aged Care

Health Minister Sussan Ley was recently sworn in as minister for aged care.

HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven: Have your say in GP Prioritisation Survey

HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven: Have your say in GP Prioritisation Survey

We are now seeking GP advice and direction on the most relevant clinical areas to move into localising over the next 6-12 months.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, today announced Richard Spencer has been appointed as the organisation’s new Independent Chair.

Technology in health: Important updates

Technology in health: Important updates

Keep up-to-date with the latest announcements regarding eHealth.

Clinical Councils: EOIs sought from primary health care staff

Clinical Councils: EOIs sought from primary health care staff

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from local primary health care nurses, allied health professionals, Aboriginal health workers and pharmacists who work in South Eastern NSW.

HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven is now live!

HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven is now live!

HealthPathways will enhance the way hospitals and general practice share the care and management of patients.

Roll out of National Disability Insurance Scheme

Roll out of National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian governments signed the first agreements for the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

COORDINARE's response to discussion paper

COORDINARE's response to discussion paper

Read COORDINARE's response to the discussion paper: Better outcomes for people with chronic and complex health conditions through primary health care

Report: The global impact of dementia

Report: The global impact of dementia

The World Alzheimer Report 2015: 'The Global Impact of Dementia: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends’, released recently, has found that there are currently around 46. 8 million people living with dementia around the world, with numbers projected to nearly double every 20 years, increasing to 74.

Mental health report: Care after a suicide attempt

Mental health report: Care after a suicide attempt

A national study, Care After A Suicide Attempt (CAASA), shows one third of people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt will receive no mental health follow-up. Every year around 60,000 people make a suicide attempt.

Appointment reminder translation tool

Appointment reminder translation tool

NSW Refugee Health Service's online reminder tool allows you to translate appointment details into your client's language.

Youth mental health report released

Youth mental health report released

A confronting picture around teenage depression, self-harm and suicide has been painted by the largest ever national survey of youth mental health of its kind in Australian history.

Chronic disease discussion paper: Have your say!

Chronic disease discussion paper: Have your say!

The Commonwealth recently released its Primary Health Care Advisory Group’s (PHCAG) options discussion paper: Better outcomes for people with chronic and complex health conditions through primary health care.

Networking meetings to continue

Networking meetings to continue

COORDINARE understands that network meetings have been highly valued and is committed to continuing this support.

Geriatrician in the Practice

Geriatrician in the Practice

Expressions of Interest are being sought from practices in the Shoalhaven who would like to participate in this pilot Geriatrician in the Practice Project.

Changes to referral for aged care

Changes to referral for aged care

In South Eastern NSW there are currently more than 110,000 people aged over 65 years, who may at some stage in their life, need to access aged care services.

Increasing cancer screenings

Increasing cancer screenings

COORDINARE will be working with the local community and health care providers to see what we can do together to improve cancer screening rates in South Eastern NSW.

Communicating with parents about immunisation

Communicating with parents about immunisation

While most parent in the region accept childhood immunisation, there are still parents that struggle with the vaccination decision and have difficulty trying to negotiate often highly polarised and conflicting information.

Collaboration set to improve GP referrals in Illawarra Shoalhaven

Collaboration set to improve GP referrals in Illawarra Shoalhaven

An exciting clinical redesign project will introduce referral processes to improve the way ISLHD communicates with general practitioners (GPs).

Important frontline services continue to be offered

Important frontline services continue to be offered

COORDINARE is committed to offering existing patients the same level of service from the same provider.

COORDINARE ready to commence operations

COORDINARE ready to commence operations

COORDINARE confirmed that it is ready to commence operations on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new CEO

COORDINARE announces appointment of new CEO

COORDINARE has announced Ms Dianne Kitcher as Chief Executive Officer.

COORDINARE announced as the successful Primary Health Network in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE announced as the successful Primary Health Network in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE has been announced by the Commonwealth as the successful tenderer for the new South Eastern NSW PHN.