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Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

Eating disorders: free online module and other resources

The InsideOut Institute is offering GPs and primary care practitioners free access to The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders, an online training module to support the management of patients with eating disorders. The module is normally priced at $280.

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Integrated Specialist Healthcare Education and Research Foundation (ISHCERF), in partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the NSW Ministry of Health, are establishing a new integrated care centre at Figtree.

Apply for the Transition to Practice Program!

Apply for the Transition to Practice Program!

The Transition to Practice Program provides an evidence-based framework of support over 12 months to nurses who have transitioned to primary health care and feel they would benefit from additional support.

Benchmarque Group – online influenza units

Benchmarque Group – online influenza units

The Benchmarque Group provide courses for health professionals and they have released their first new online offering of two units contextualised to the current influenza season. The two units are now live on the Benchmarque website and open for registration. Influenza 2020 Clinical Practice Unit - $45 (inc.

APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program

APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program

You can now complete APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program online. Upskill in chronic disease management and healthy ageing from the comfort of your own couch with APNA's 12-month program.

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacy in bushfire-affected communities

A new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) online course is now available to pharmacists and pharmacy support staff at no charge in bushfire-affected communities in South Eastern NSW. There are two upcoming sessions, including:

Jindabyne / Snowy Mountains
(Virtual Session 1) Saturday 23 May 4. 00-6.

Diabetes in Practice course for nurses

Diabetes in Practice course for nurses

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting patients living with this condition.  

Diabetes in Practice is a 12-hour eLearning course facilitated by Diabetes Qualified (a subsidiary of Diabetes NSW & ACT).

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires

All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.

AOD professional development opportunity available for GPs

AOD professional development opportunity available for GPs

The RACGP are offering GPs a free education program to help address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in the community from early 2020.

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

APNA’s Transition to Practice Program received more than 350 applications for their September 2019 intake. With only 97 places available across Australia, it is pleasing that seven practice nurses from five local practices have successfully gained a place.

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Do you want to trial a quality improvement activity that will improve patient outcomes and support nurses working to top of scope? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you!

COORDINARE is inviting general practices to apply for funding to implement a nurse-led clinic in 2020.

Diabetes eLearning course for nurses

Diabetes eLearning course for nurses

1 in 4 adults are either living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting people living with diabetes.

Up to $10,000 in funding available via the Health Workforce Scholarship Program!

Up to $10,000 in funding available via the Health Workforce Scholarship Program!

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides bursaries and scholarships to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

 APNA’s Cancer and its Care webinar

APNA’s Cancer and its Care webinar

In a recent APNA survey, 85% out of 756 nurses said they felt they were lacking knowledge about cancer and its care. In response, APNA has developed a comprehensive one-hour webinar with a range of diverse panellists.

Graduate nurse recruitment from UOW

Graduate nurse recruitment from UOW

Are you recruiting nurses for your practice? Have you considered employing a graduate registered nurse from the University of Wollongong (UOW)?

UOW's next cohort of nurses are eligible to register with AHPRA (Registered Nurse Division 1) in late 2019 and they are eager to transition to professional practice.

APNA Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing workshops 

APNA Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing workshops 

COORDINARE recently funded 47 nurses across the region to participate in Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)'s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program.

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.

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.

Update on the 'Leadership and quality improvement' program

Update on the 'Leadership and quality improvement' program

COORDINARE is committed to working with general practice to embed the skills that underpin practice transformation. To support this work, COORDINARE is partnering with Dr Walid Jammal and Dr Paresh Dawda to deliver a 12-month general practice leadership and transformation program.

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Supporting general practice to better understand and utilise patient data to plan and implement Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives was the focus of the QI workshops held in Wollongong, Mollymook, Bungendore and Bega in July.