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Measles vaccination catch-up guide
Australia has experienced an increase in reported measles cases in 2019, associated with a 300% increase in cases globally, confirming the need to ensure protection against the disease through vaccination. The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends that two doses of a measles-containing vaccine are required for protection against measles.
Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced three local organisations – Beyond Empathy, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation and Scarf Incorporated – have been selected to pitch at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.
Perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA) awareness campaign
Antenatal depression or anxiety during pregnancy affects up to one in 10 women in Australia. Up to one in six women experience postnatal depression or anxiety, during the first year following childbirth.
Seasonal influenza update
The annual influenza season has begun earlier than usual and influenza activity is high across NSW. Antiviral treatment should be considered for all patients with confirmed or suspected influenza at increased risk of complications. General practices are reminded to use the Influenza Vaccination Provider Toolkit 2019 and visit https://nsw.
SCHN will no longer auto-fax discharge summaries from 1 June
GPs who treat children who have been discharged from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick or The Children’s Hospital in Westmead will now receive discharge summaries via electronic messaging brokers.
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.
ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways platform now mobile-friendly!
The ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways website is now mobile-friendly. The new version is easier to use and looks great, whether you’re accessing it from your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Update on the StepCare Community of Practice (CoP)
The inaugural StepCare service Community of Practice (CoP) was held on Monday 27 May. 13 staff from five practices across our region met with staff from COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute to discuss ideas and strategies around implementing the StepCare service.
Bowel Cancer Awareness month 2019
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources to ‘Get the facts about immunisation’
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ launched earlier this year to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.