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New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

A new training requirement has been introduced for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who intend to prescribe the vaccine at their practice (those practices approved as Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres) will now be required to complete an online learning course to obtain accreditation.

Financial support for your professional development and training

Financial support for your professional development and training

Over 50 healthcare professionals in South Eastern NSW have already received scholarships or bursaries to support their training and professional development as part of the NSW Rural Doctor’s Network Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to learn new skills and knowledge so you can deliver a new model of care?

The Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC) focuses on the development of nurse-led (team-based) models of care that meet local population health needs,...

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

Trying to find your feet in primary health care or want to try your hand at mentoring new nurses?

The Transition to Practice Program (TPP) aims to help you grow your skills, knowledge and confidence and set you up in your career.

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Rural, regional and remote medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, allied health or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health professionals keen to expand their skills or scope of practice now have access to funding to support further studies or training.

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

Over the winter, COORDINARE ran GP cluster workshops throughout our region on mental health services available locally and how GPs can refer to them. Each workshop had an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the Local Health Districts and mental health service providers responding to case study scenarios.

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

A free online education module about vaccination during pregnancy is now available for GPs, nurses and midwives. This module has been accredited for:

GPs - RACGP (40 x Category 1 CPD points)
Nurses/Midwives - ANMF (2. 0 CPD hours), ACM (2.

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under state and territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines.

Outreach Pain Management program continues to benefit regional health professionals

Outreach Pain Management program continues to benefit regional health professionals

COORDINARE has re-signed a Service-Level Agreement (SLA) with Southern NSW LHD and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, until June 2021, to support the Outreach Pain Management Education and Services program offered by St Vincent’s Pain Clinic.

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

‘Get Connected’ and register your interest for COORDINARE's Practice Managers' Community of Practice (CoP).

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention workshop in Narooma

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention workshop in Narooma

Black Dog Institute is hosting an Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention workshop in Narooma, supported by COORDINARE. The all-day training will be facilitated by Dr Vered Gordon from Black Dog Institute. The training is free, as it is fully subsidised by COORDINARE.

The Improvement Foundation's QI Community is hosting a cervical cancer screening webinar in April

The Improvement Foundation's QI Community is hosting a cervical cancer screening webinar in April

The Improvement Foundation’s QI Community presents  ‘The New Cervical Screening Program:  Top Tips for GPs’, a 30 minute webinar on 1. 00-1. 30 AEST (12. 30-1. 00 SA) Tuesday 17 April.

NACCHO and RACGP release third edition of the National Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

NACCHO and RACGP release third edition of the National Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have jointly produced the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Register your interest for the Hot Topics GP Update Course 2018

Register your interest for the Hot Topics GP Update Course 2018

In May and June 2018, Medcast and NB Medical will facilitate five one-day 'Hot Topics' courses for GPs in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.  

The Hot Topics GP Update Course provides must-have knowledge for GPs, presented by some of the best GP educators in Britain and Australia.

Request for Proposals for a Psychiatry Support Line for GPs

Request for Proposals for a Psychiatry Support Line for GPs

Applications are open for qualified organisations to apply to operate a Psychiatry Support Line for GPs.

Draft Aged Care Quality Standards available for review

Draft Aged Care Quality Standards available for review

The Department of Health has been working with the aged care sector to develop the draft Aged Care Quality Standards.  

A single set of quality standards is a key deliverable of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework.

E-mental health courses available for GPs and general practice staff

E-mental health courses available for GPs and general practice staff

E-mental health courses available for GPs and general practice staff. GPs and general practice staff are invited to undertake e-mental health skills training via accredited modules aimed at giving health professionals confidence in prescribing evidence-based e-mental health resources.

ACRRM nominations open for new Rural Community/Consumer Board Director position

ACRRM nominations open for new Rural Community/Consumer Board Director position

Nominations are now open for a new Rural Community/Consumer Board Director position at the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).  

ACRRM is currently strengthening its commitment to improving health outcomes in rural and remote communities.