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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.
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.
New funding delivers pharmacist into local general practices
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support four general practices in the region integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist as part of their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients.
Acute bronchiolitis diagnosis support
Acute bronchiolitis is a common viral chest infection frequently affecting infants aged under 12 months, and most often develops in autumn and winter. Only a small proportion of infants suffering acute bronchiolitis will require treatment to help with breathing and feeding.
Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley
NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.
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.
GPLO ongoing funding confirmed
COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD) are pleased to announce a funding extension for the four Southern NSW GPLO roles out to 2021. The ongoing funding commitment by both organisations has been based on the positive impact the GPLOs have made over the past year.
Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record (Yellow Card)
Most women see more than one antenatal care provider throughout their pregnancy, sharing clinical communication via the NSW Health Antenatal record card (the “yellow card”). However, recent audits have revealed that this yellow card is not always used effectively.
The General Practitioner Liaison Officers (GPLOs) have been co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District. As the GPLOs approach 12 months in their roles, they are seeking GP feedback on how GPs and Southern NSW Local Health District can work together to improve patient care.
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.