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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.
A positive step forward for mental health services in the region
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have developed a consultation draft Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan which is set to bring about positive change for local consumers, their families and carers.
Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) project at the National Dementia Conference
Local clinicians from Shoalhaven recently presented at the National Dementia conference, talking about the experiences and outcomes of the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) clinics.
Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Melanie Dorrington
We spoke to Dr Melanie Dorrington, the GP Liaison Officer for the Monaro region (including Queanbeyan, Cooma, Snowy Mountains, Bombala and more), about what inspires her in this role.