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Save the date to vaccinate before the holidays

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

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!

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

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

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.

Best Practice and AIR

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

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

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

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.

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to learn new skills and knowledge so you can deliver a new model of care?

The Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC) focuses on the development of nurse-led (team-based) models of care that meet local population health needs,...

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

Trying to find your feet in primary health care or want to try your hand at mentoring new nurses?

The Transition to Practice Program (TPP) aims to help you grow your skills, knowledge and confidence and set you up in your career.

Dr Barnard appointed as new Chair for Southern NSW Clinical Council

Dr Barnard appointed as new Chair for Southern NSW Clinical Council

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, today announced Dr Amanda Barnard as the new Chair of its Southern NSW Clinical Council, and as a director on its Board. “We are delighted to appoint Dr Barnard.

The Local Health District Primary Care Nurses in Bulli are moving to Wollongong

The Local Health District Primary Care Nurses in Bulli are moving to Wollongong

The Local Health District (LHD) Primary Health Nurses are moving from the Bulli Community Health Centre to Wollongong Community Health Centre on Tuesday 13 November.

 Men, do your part when it comes to your health

Men, do your part when it comes to your health

The beginning of November marks the start of Movember and an opportunity for men to take some time to check in with their health.

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to  help you take action!

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to help you take action!

COORDINARE is holding a free one-day workshop in Goulburn on Friday 16 November which will provide local people with the confidence and skills to advocate for important health issues.

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Rural, regional and remote medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, allied health or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health professionals keen to expand their skills or scope of practice now have access to funding to support further studies or training.

Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results

Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results

BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.

Is your urgency an emergency?

Is your urgency an emergency?

Before presenting to the emergency department at your local hospital, be sure to assess your level of illness and injury. Ask yourself: is my urgency an emergency?

In recent months, the Southern NSW Health District has seen an increase in emergency department presentations.

Free suicide prevention training now available!

Free suicide prevention training now available!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training, thanks to a $10,000 funding boost.

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing.  It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.