Latest newsJuly 2019
Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people
Illawarra Sexual Health Service invites trans and gender diverse people who live in the area to attend their service for gender affirming care. GPs can refer patients via Illawarra Sexual Health Service via phone: (02) 42 238 457 or fax: (02) 42 238 613.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' is now available!
The 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' resource provides up to date information about safe vaccine storage and key recommendations for effective vaccine storage management, including new supporting resources for immunisation providers.
New AOD videos in multiple languages
A new series of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) videos have been developed in a variety of languages.
The 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos are available on Your Room website in Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.
Survey on reporting My Health Record issues
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is currently conducting a review to identify best practice channels for reporting My Health Record issues to the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Possible surgical site infection advice for GPs
If a patient presents with signs and symptoms of possible implantable items surgical site infection or inflammation, Southern NSW Local Health District Orthopaedic surgeons and the infection prevention consultant are requesting GPs:
inform the surgeon who performed the surgery (or their specialty / surgical registrar)
do not commence antibiotics before discussion with...
Sharing ECG results via My Health Record
Uploading a baseline electrocardiogram (ECG) to My Health Record can help an emergency physician provide appropriate care for someone who presents to ED.
Supporting children’s resilience in general practice
Recognising the realities of general practice and the broad variety of doctor-patient relationships, an online course has been developed to help doctors better engage in conversations with parents about child wellbeing.
Provider Digital Access (PRODA) provides secure access to online government services
A PRODA account is an online authentication system designed for health professionals and administrators to securely access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). This solution is an alternative to the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) individual certificates (USB tokens) which are used to logon to HPOS.
Healthy lifestyle program for kids
Go4Fun is a free 10-week evidence-based healthy lifestyle program delivered to families of 7-13 year old children who are above a healthy weight. Designed and delivered by qualified health professionals, Go4Fun achieves positive outcomes in physical activity, diet quality and self-esteem for children who participate.
National Cervical Screening Program update
The Department of Health has recently published some updates about cervical cancer screening.
Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have been awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services at the Southern NSW LHD Quality Awards, held recently in Batemans Bay.
Celebrating positive change in Aboriginal health with QAAMS
The Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) national program is celebrating a 20-year commitment to meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with type 2 diabetes.
Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!
Are you a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention?
Apply for a funded placement at Recovery Camp!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is funding 10 local health professionals to attend Recovery Camp, an evidence-based program for health professionals and people with lived experience...