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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.

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

Have you heard about the GP Psychiatry Support Line? It’s a free service exclusively for GPs who require psychiatry advice, on the phone or via secure messaging. It helps you manage the care of mental health consumers without needing to refer or triage them.

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

An innovation partnership involving the region’s three major health services is ready to be trialled, providing local residents with access to a Virtual Community Care Centre.

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

MHAPP is a trial partnership involving Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), Wollongong Police District, and NSW Ambulance.

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.

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).

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

Stepping On Program in Southern NSW

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) falls prevention program ‘Stepping On’ will be run in Eurobodalla, Cooma, Queanbeyan, Yass, and Goulburn in 2020.

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.

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

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.

Preparing pharmacists to work in general practice

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.

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Following the development of a Palliative and End of Life Model of Care, COORDINARE and the GP Liaison Officers are working with the Southern NSW LHD Palliative Care Service on ways to improve communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care for people in Southern NSW.

New funding delivers pharmacist into local general practices

New funding delivers pharmacist into local general practices

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support four general practices in the region integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist as part of their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients.

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.

Winter strategy: supporting practices to manage influenza

Winter strategy: supporting practices to manage influenza

COORDINARE recently announced more than $170,000 in funding to support 11 general practices in leading heightened quality and intensity of care for patients who are at a high risk of being unstable, very unwell or admitted to hospital during the 2019 flu season.

South Eastern NSW PHN announces funding to transform  primary health care in the region

South Eastern NSW PHN announces funding to transform primary health care in the region

COORDINARE recently announced almost $430,000 in funding to support 13 local general practices in trialing new models of patient-centred care, with an additional $50,000 for GP leadership and practice support staff training.

Cringila Medical Centre embraces PCMH model of care

Cringila Medical Centre embraces PCMH model of care

Josie and Robyn, Practice Manager and Practice Nurse at Cringila Medical Centre, are always on the lookout for opportunities to enhance patient care, consistently embracing new approaches in their practice.

Wrap up from International symposium

Wrap up from International symposium

There was such a great vibe at our 'Putting the Patient at the Centre of Care' Symposium held in Wollongong recently.

International symposium comes to Wollongong

International symposium comes to Wollongong

A number of international, national and locally recognised speakers will converge on Wollongong on Saturday 29 April as part of the Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home Symposium.

Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home - Symposium

Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home - Symposium

Save the date for this one-off event featuring a number of international, national and locally recognised speakers!

Get ready: The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

Get ready: The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

We want to understand more about your thoughts as to the key barriers and enablers to adopting a Patient Centred Medical Home. Get involved now!

The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE has been successful in our application for innovation funding to build the capacity and capability of general practices within our region to get 'ready' to be a Health Care Home.