Latest newsJuly 2019

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

After a successful first year of GPs enthusiastically embracing the GP Psychiatry Support Line, COORDINARE is delighted to announce the addition of two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the co-commissioning group it leads, bringing the number of PHNs to eight.

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Dr Nicolas Smoll is the new GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Eurobodalla in a position co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).  

We spoke to Dr Smoll about what he hopes to achieve in this role and what motivates him as a rural GP.

New Cold Chain Toolkit for immunisation providers

New Cold Chain Toolkit for immunisation providers

The NSW Health cold chain webpage has been updated with a summary of recent changes to NSW cold chain requirements and the new national vaccine storage guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ (3rd edition) 2019.

Changes to antenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations

Changes to antenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations

The National Health and Medical Research Council have updated their recommendations on the range of timing of pertussis vaccination for pregnant women. These recent changes are expected to benefit pregnant women at risk of pre-term delivery by increasing their opportunities to receive the vaccine.

Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign

Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign

The Illawarra Mercury has been recognised with a national media award at the 16th Annual LiFE Awards 2019. The award honours excellence in suicide prevention.

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group

The Black Dog Institute is seeking Expressions of Interest from GPs to join their GP Advisory Group. The purpose of the GP Advisory Group is to provide insights and advice to inform the design, development and implementation of Black Dog Institute’s current and emerging services for GPs.

Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join them for a community celebration on R U OK? Day, Thursday 12 September, 2019.  

The event is a great opportunity to learn what's been achieved in suicide prevention across the region, and what lies ahead for the future.

150,000 reasons to be cured of hep C

150,000 reasons to be cured of hep C

Over 71,000 people in Australia have been cured of hepatitis C since new, highly effective medications became widely accessible in 2016. This is a great achievement. However, it is estimated at least 150,000 people nation-wide are yet to seek treatment and cure.

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.

Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening

Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening

80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist health care providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.