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Evidence-based support in palliative care

Evidence-based support in palliative care

Do you provide care for older people who may be nearing end of life? The ELDAC Helpline has been established to quickly connect you with the latest resources.

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

COORDINARE is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from general practices for the implementation of the StepCare screening service: an integrated online mental health tool developed by the Black Dog Institute.

Adacel and Boostrix for pregnant women

Adacel and Boostrix for pregnant women

This is a reminder that for Pertussis the current schedule lists both Boostrix or Adacel for pregnant women.  

 

Australian Immunisation Handbook also states that either vaccines can be used in pregnancy. Please note that the Australian Immunisation Handbook should be consulted and used over and above the MIMMS.

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

A free online education module about vaccination during pregnancy is now available for GPs, nurses and midwives. This module has been accredited for:

GPs - RACGP (40 x Category 1 CPD points)
Nurses/Midwives - ANMF (2. 0 CPD hours), ACM (2.

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids is a free service for children aged 0-15 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. It is delivered by psychologists via videolink and available throughout Southern NSW as well as in the Shoalhaven.

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under state and territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines.

You’re invited to share your thoughts on new Psychosocial Support Services

You’re invited to share your thoughts on new Psychosocial Support Services

COORDINARE has received funding from the Department of Health to develop and commission new Psychosocial Support Services for people with severe mental illness who are not eligible for the NDIS.

Suicide Prevention Collaborative to celebrate achievements

Suicide Prevention Collaborative to celebrate achievements

Twelve months on from the launch of the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan initiative, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative will hold a celebration event in Kiama on Thursday 13 September.

Introducing the GP Support Program

Introducing the GP Support Program

From time to time issues arise in our lives that cause concern. They can lead to sleepless nights, an inability to stay focused, feeling down generally and a sense that we have no control.

Crisis support services – just a call or click away!

Crisis support services – just a call or click away!

We all have good days and bad days. But for some, those bad days can mount up to a crisis point and you feel like life is no longer worth living.

'Start Talking' with free psychological services for new parents

'Start Talking' with free psychological services for new parents

Do you know an expectant or new parent in Southern NSW who might need of psychological support?

Gidget Foundation Australia is offering free psychological and emotional support for expectant new parents via telehealth.

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Do you have patients who are farmers affected by drought? 

It is well recognised that farming is a physically and psychologically-demanding occupation. In Australia, farming is now characterised by high rates of stress, injury and suicide.

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs aimed at helping them manage the care of their mental health consumers.  Since its launch on 2 July 2018, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 500 registrations.

Improvement in paediatric referral process at South East Regional Hospital

Improvement in paediatric referral process at South East Regional Hospital

Dr Duncan MacKinnon, COORDINARE's GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Bega Valley, has been working with local GPs and hospital teams to improve communication and processes between primary care and the health service.

Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates

Local AFL clubs come together to tackle high suicide rates

In the Illawarra Shoalhaven, three out of four suicide deaths are men. Sporting clubs are often close knit communities, and are well placed to notice when someone is struggling – particularly amongst their players, coaching staff or committee members.

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

With recent changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule on July 1 2018, a resource has been developed which summarises the current status of some of the commonly used practice software.

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Did you know that 97% of Australian women want to be asked about alcohol use in pregnancy? (Women Want to Know - Foundation Alcohol Research and Education)  

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record

Community members in Southern NSW are invited to learn more about the benefits of My Health Record.

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Corey recognises the potential My Health Record has to improve health outcomes, thanks to its ability to share important health information.

My Health Record opt-out period extended

My Health Record opt-out period extended

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the My Health Record opt-out period has been extended until 15 November 2018.