Save the date to vaccinate before the holidays
NSW Health has recently distributed some immunisation alerts for community members and health professionals, including a pertussis (whooping cough) alert. Pertussis (whooping cough) alertCases of pertussis are increasing across NSW, particularly among school aged children.
Supporting people living with dementia to plan ahead
For people living with dementia, a loss of mobility has been linked with a reduction in quality of life and increased rapid cognitive decline.
2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!
Our 2017/18 Annual Report Card is now available, showcasing our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.
Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity
To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.
Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time
The Minister for Health recently announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until 31 January 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, and records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.
Mental Health Skills Training grants for GPs
COORDINARE is committed to assist GPs with mental health skills training, particularly in regional areas where access to psychological therapies is limited.
Best Practice and AIR
Some practices have been reporting that they cannot see immunisations that have been sent to AIR from their Best Practice software. This is because if Best Practice is not updated the information will not be transferred to the AIR.
Test for HIV in a diverse range of patients, including heterosexual men
NSW Health data shows a need to increase HIV testing among heterosexual men who have sex with other men. These men may be in heterosexual relationships, be married, have children and/or come from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Palliative and end of life funding announcement for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that additional Commonwealth funding will be provided for palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW.
Looking after your family’s health with a digital record
For around 1. 7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, World Diabetes Day on November 14 is a way of highlighting the challenges experienced in caring for their health. Managing diabetes often involves regular visits to different healthcare providers meaning key health information is often scattered across different offices.