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General practices can play a vital role in suicide prevention

General practices can play a vital role in suicide prevention

COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute have joined forces and are working with general practices in the Illawarra Shoalhaven to introduce a new mental health screening and support package to better equip general practices with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress.

Employers have important role to play in reducing suicide

Employers have important role to play in reducing suicide

Every day, eight Australians die by suicide. And this affects more people than you might think, with one in four people saying they know someone who has taken their own life. Chances are suicide has affected someone in your workplace.

Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

All Australians are now able to decide if they want a My Health Record – an online summary of their key health information where they can safely store, access and share their important health information.

Meet Tanya Simpson, local Aboriginal health worker: ‘Because of her, we can!’

Meet Tanya Simpson, local Aboriginal health worker: ‘Because of her, we can!’

This year’s theme for NAIDOC Week was ‘Because of her, we can’, acknowledging the amazing achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their families, local communities, workplaces, and at a state and national level.

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.

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

Introduction to Practice Managers' (PM) Community of Practice (CoP)

‘Get Connected’ and register your interest for COORDINARE's Practice Managers' Community of Practice (CoP).

This National Diabetes Week, refer patients who smoke to the NSW Quitline

This National Diabetes Week, refer patients who smoke to the NSW Quitline

A NSW Quitline referral can reduce risk for your patients with diabetes. Take one small step this National Diabetes Week. Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing diabetes.

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

During the festivities of NAIDOC Week from July 8-15, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can join in the spirit of taking better care of their health by learning more about My Health Record.

New research: suicide affects everyone

New research: suicide affects everyone

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has just released new data which shows that suicide affects everyone and that we all have a role to play in prevention.

It’s About Time to access digital health

It’s About Time to access digital health

'It’s About Time', the theme of National Diabetes Week from July 8-14, aptly applies to My Health Record.

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways continues to make a positive difference

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways continues to make a positive difference

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways is making a positive difference to the work of GPs, specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners, ensuring patients receive the right information and medical referrals.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in South Eastern NSW

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in South Eastern NSW

NAIDOC Week 2018 is a national celebration held on 8-15 July. It's a time for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the oldest continuing cultures in the world.

New psychiatry support line available for GPs

New psychiatry support line available for GPs

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined five other PHNs to announce that ProCare Mental Health Services, a not-for-profit service provider, has been funded to operate a new psychiatry support line for GPs.

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.

A positive step forward for mental health services in the region

A positive step forward for mental health services in the region

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have developed a consultation draft Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan which is set to bring about positive change for local consumers, their families and carers.

Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) project at the National Dementia Conference

Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) project at the National Dementia Conference

Local clinicians from Shoalhaven recently presented at the National Dementia conference, talking about the experiences and outcomes of the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) clinics.

Eurobodalla local hero says My Health Record is a no brainer!

Eurobodalla local hero says My Health Record is a no brainer!

Batemans Bay resident, Brad Rossiter, sees the benefits of sharing and accessing information on My Health Record, providing a convenient snapshot of his health. Brad has had Type 1 diabetes since 1970, and in 2000 was diagnosed legally blind and with end-stage renal failure requiring dialysis.

Your health in your hands

Your health in your hands

Did you know, you are able to interact with your My Health Record using mobile apps?

With your permission, information uploaded by you, your healthcare providers, or by Medicare could be accessed on your smartphone or tablet – meaning you can stay better connected and in control of your important health...

Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's breast density statement

Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's breast density statement

BreastScreen Australia is conducting a survey for consumers of BreastScreen NSW services aged 50 - 74 years. Have your say on BreastScreen Australia's position statement on breast density.  

The Australian Government Department of Health is considering if BreastScreen Australia’s position statement on breast density needs to be updated.

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

Celebrating Reconciliation Week in South Eastern NSW

27 May - 3 June is Reconciliation Week, a time to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.