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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.

A digital health tool to help the helpers

A digital health tool to help the helpers

During Carers Week (October 14-20), we celebrate the important work done by carers across the country.

Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009

Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009

We have recently been advised of some confusion in regards to PD2018_009.  

PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against specified diseases relates to the inclusion of batch numbers when providing vaccination evidence.

Drought-related stress resources

Drought-related stress resources

With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.

What is a mental health peer worker?

What is a mental health peer worker?

A mental health peer worker is someone employed on the basis of their personal lived experience either of mental illness and recovery (consumer peer worker) or of supporting family or friends with mental illness (carer peer worker).

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service exclusively for GPs working in six PHN catchment areas across NSW. It provides high quality specialist advice to help you manage the care of mental health consumers.  

GPs registered for the service have provided some great feedback.

Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

Over the winter, COORDINARE ran GP cluster workshops throughout our region on mental health services available locally and how GPs can refer to them. Each workshop had an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the Local Health Districts and mental health service providers responding to case study scenarios.

Share the Journey with My Health Record

Share the Journey with My Health Record

My Health Record will soon help all Australians who choose to have a record and ‘Share the Journey’. This theme for Mental Health Month is particularly pertinent as individuals can share their information from their health journey with their healthcare providers. Mental Health issues can be very isolating.

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

 A variety of e-mental health resources are available to help GPs better manage patient needs. The Black Dog Institute (BDI) is providing e-mental health training and support specifically to GPs.

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and all Australians are encouraged to promote discussion on mental health by talking to their friends and family about it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Sometimes keeping track of your health information can be difficult.