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Consumer story: Integrated Recovery Services at Grand Pacific Health
The Integrated Recovery Services program has been funded by COORDINARE to provide support services for people experiencing mental health and other health issues, in partnership with Grand Pacific Health (GPH).
Cervical cancer screening reminders for NSW women
The NSW Cancer Institute advises that the new National Cancer Screening Register is now sending reminders to NSW women to have the cervical screening test (HPV).
Reminders are being sent to women who would have been due for their two-yearly pap smear.
My Health Record opt out date announced
Every Australian will be offered a My Health Record this year, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period.
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.
ISLHD smoking in pregnancy video - No butts, baby
To help pregnant mothers understand the risks of smoking during pregnancy, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) has developed an animated video clip, titled Smoking in Pregnancy - No Butts Baby, which you can watch here.
Fluad® trivalent influenza vaccine risk to patients with latex allergy
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has investigated a report and confirmed the presence of natural rubber latex in the sheath covering the needle of the trivalent influenza vaccine, Fluad® (sponsored by Seqirus), which is available for people aged 65 years and over through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
Lived experience representation at the National PHN Stepped Care Workshop
As part of the Department of Health’s ongoing support to Primary Healthcare Networks (PHNs), a Stepped Care Workshop will be held in Brisbane Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 June 2018.
Immunisation records easier to access
Parents are encouraged to use My Health Record to view information and see reminders of their child’s immunisation as World Immunisation Week starts on 24 April.
Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention workshop in Narooma
Black Dog Institute is hosting an Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention workshop in Narooma, supported by COORDINARE. The all-day training will be facilitated by Dr Vered Gordon from Black Dog Institute. The training is free, as it is fully subsidised by COORDINARE.
Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Melanie Dorrington
We spoke to Dr Melanie Dorrington, the GP Liaison Officer for the Monaro region (including Queanbeyan, Cooma, Snowy Mountains, Bombala and more), about what inspires her in this role.