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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.

Evidence-based support in palliative care

Evidence-based support in palliative care

Do you provide care for older people who may be nearing end of life? The ELDAC Helpline has been established to quickly connect you with the latest resources.

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids is a free service for children aged 0-15 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. It is delivered by psychologists via videolink and available throughout Southern NSW as well as in the Shoalhaven.

Introducing the GP Support Program

Introducing the GP Support Program

From time to time issues arise in our lives that cause concern. They can lead to sleepless nights, an inability to stay focused, feeling down generally and a sense that we have no control.

Crisis support services – just a call or click away!

Crisis support services – just a call or click away!

We all have good days and bad days. But for some, those bad days can mount up to a crisis point and you feel like life is no longer worth living.

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Virtual Psychologist for farmers and their families

Do you have patients who are farmers affected by drought? 

It is well recognised that farming is a physically and psychologically-demanding occupation. In Australia, farming is now characterised by high rates of stress, injury and suicide.

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

GP  Psychiatry Support Line has 500 users and counting!

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs aimed at helping them manage the care of their mental health consumers.  Since its launch on 2 July 2018, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 500 registrations.

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

Practice management software advice following the NIP changes

With recent changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule on July 1 2018, a resource has been developed which summarises the current status of some of the commonly used practice software.

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Did you know that 97% of Australian women want to be asked about alcohol use in pregnancy? (Women Want to Know - Foundation Alcohol Research and Education)  

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule changes - from 1 July 2018

National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule changes - from 1 July 2018

From 1 July 2018, there were significant changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule and we are keen to ensure you have access to the information you need to implement the new schedule.

NSW Health findings show decrease in HIV notifications across the state

NSW Health findings show decrease in HIV notifications across the state

NSW Health released the latest HIV data for the first quarter of 2018. It shows continuing and very encouraging decreases in HIV notifications across NSW.

Self-care and mental health resources for GPs and health practitioners

Self-care and mental health resources for GPs and health practitioners

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is encouraging all GPs and health practitioners to take care of their own physical, mental, emotional and social health and seek support when required.

NSW Health flu webpage is now live

NSW Health flu webpage is now live

The NSW Health flu webpage is now live and can be accessed here. On the page is an information sheet detailing the six vaccine brands being used this year and their age indication.

Revised Pregnancy Care Guidelines now available on the Department of Health website

Revised Pregnancy Care Guidelines now available on the Department of Health website

Revised Pregnancy Care Guidelines are now available on the Australian Government Department of Health website. You can access the guidelines here.

Introducing the 'Head to Health' digital gateway for all Australians

Introducing the 'Head to Health' digital gateway for all Australians

COORDINARE encourages general practices to use the Commonwealth’s mental health digital gateway, Head to Health.  

Listed on the gateway is THIS WAY UP: a digital provider of evidence-based online courses for anxiety and depression.

Update on meningococcal vaccines for all Australians

Update on meningococcal vaccines for all Australians

A fact sheet is available for GPs and immunisation providers regarding options for meningococcal vaccination.

My Health Record older Australians toolkit

My Health Record older Australians toolkit

The Australian Digital Health Agency has released a toolkit explaining the benefits of My Health Record for older Australians.

Youth Aware of Mental Health program launches in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Youth Aware of Mental Health program launches in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Starting in February 2018, Year 9 school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven will begin participating in the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program.

Fact sheet on the role of health professionals in My Aged Care

Fact sheet on the role of health professionals in My Aged Care

The department has published a new fact sheet for health professionals to help them better understand their role in My Aged Care, and how they can assist their patients with their aged care journey.

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record will increasingly become a major component of the health system and a great asset for all Australians. The second My Health Record toolkit was recently launched to complement awareness month, Movember (1-30 November 2017).

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

A range of resources have been made available for consumers and health professionals in preparation for over-the-counter codeine-containing medicines to become prescription only from 1 February 2018.