Latest newsSeptember 2019

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Following the development of a Palliative and End of Life Model of Care, COORDINARE and the GP Liaison Officers are working with the Southern NSW LHD Palliative Care Service on ways to improve communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care for people in Southern NSW.

Medical Practice Assistant wins NSW Training Award

Medical Practice Assistant wins NSW Training Award

In 2017, COORDINARE partnered with University of New England to support 18 administration staff working in general practice within South Eastern NSW to undertake Medical Practice Assistant Training.

Supporting community conversations around death and dying

Supporting community conversations around death and dying

Death and dying are often regarded as taboo subjects, but Junction Street Family Practice in Nowra is trying to change the conversation.

Deprescribing opioids for patients

Deprescribing opioids for patients

The rise in pharmaceutical opioid related deaths and hospitalisations in Australia has been reported by the AIHW (2018) and the Australian media. GPs have been tasked with tapering or reducing patient dosages of opioids.

Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health

Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health

Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.

New Integrated Care Strategy launched in Southern NSW

New Integrated Care Strategy launched in Southern NSW

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a new Integrated Care Strategy in partnership with Southern NSW Local Health District which aims to ensure care is patient centred and coordinated across different providers in the health system.