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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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.