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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign

Australia’s current COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our country and burden our health system in a way we have never experienced.

Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19

Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19

The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. The National Cervical Screening Program (the Program) is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to offer routine screening and follow up. The cancerscreening. gov.

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

Telehealth: Getting health services in your home

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director

COORDINARE is pleased to be actively seeking the integral role of Medical Director.

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April

As the Easter public holidays approach (9-14 April 2020), early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans is key to ensuring patients with a life-limiting illness receive the best possible care.  

Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide the care detailed in a patient’s plan.

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters

State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.

Using email in general practice

Using email in general practice

Email is one of the most prevalent and convenient forms of communication. GPs and general practices often receive requests from patients, other clinicians and third parties to send health information via email.

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).

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Health professionals can keep up to date with the latest information on the new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in NSW via the NSW Health website, including the latest advice for health professionals. For the latest national information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health website.

 Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers

Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications and is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated).

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing

Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. A new national website has been launched linking doctors and medical students to a range of supports for their own health and wellbeing. The www. drs4drs. com.

Express your interest in the Illawarra Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot

Express your interest in the Illawarra Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from general practices in the Illawarra who would like to participate in the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot. Three practices in the Illawarra have been recruited and clinics are due to commence this month.

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.

Using data to improve the health of consumers

Using data to improve the health of consumers

Data and quality improvement are now a driving force in health care and is an essential aspect of service delivery at all levels.

Screening pregnant women for hepatitis B

Screening pregnant women for hepatitis B

Did you know that NSW Health’s Hepatitis B Strategy calls for every pregnant woman to be tested for hepatitis B?

 For women diagnosed within antenatal screening, a positive result can be alarming, with issues around:

worrying about transmission to baby and other family
wondering about the source of infection.

‘What can I do?’ How one medical practice is changing its community

‘What can I do?’ How one medical practice is changing its community

GP Trevor Kemper, Director of Equilibrium Healthcare in Helensburgh, had often noted the impacts of excessive alcohol consumption in his community. The practice had seen a rise in alcohol-related illness and injury, and several patients were being managed for extreme anxiety and depression related to regular alcohol use.

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

The South Eastern NSW region has been badly affected by the recent bushfires, and you may be wondering about COORDINARE’s role in response and recovery.

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

The Australian Government has announced emergency protocols to ensure GPs and allied health professionals can access bushfire-affected communities where they are needed the most. The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from doctors who want to work in medical practices in bushfire-affected communities.

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a communications campaign to help raise awareness among local residents and tourists/holiday makers of the after hours medical options available within the region.