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Information for practices impacted by bushfires
During the bushfire crisis, the RACGP encourages GPs and practice staff to be aware of the importance of maintaining their self-care in order to care for their patients and communities.
Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy
Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.
Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub
In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.
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.
Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV
During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:
overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
Cold chain management webinar and CoP update
As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.
Preparing pharmacists to work in general practice
In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced changes to streamline the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) and the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). The changes will be rolled into a single Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) as part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy.
Medicare items for eating disorders
Commencing 1st November 2019, 64 new Medicare items will be introduced to support evidence-based care for eligible patients living with an eating disorder. The Australian Government Department of Health has released the details of each of the new items on the MBS Online website.
Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act
On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.
New Healthy Kids resources available
New resources are now available on the Healthy Kids for Professionals website.