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Update on the Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) Project
The first quarterly SPDS extraction was undertaken in October and incorporated all those who had undertaken the upgrade.
Shingles vaccination program for patients aged 70-79
As part of the new National Shingles Immunisation Program, the shingles vaccination (Zostavax) can now be provided free to patients aged 70, with a catch up program for patients aged 71-79.
Grand Pacific Health steps down as member of COORDINARE
In the lead-up to its Annual General Meeting next week, the COORDINARE Board has received advice that Grand Pacific Health (GPH) has decided to withdraw its membership from the company, effective 27 October 2016.
Update on Meningococcal B vaccine availability
NSW Health have been advised that there has been a global increase in demand for Bexsero® (meningococcal B) vaccine.
Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation funding round now open
The Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Research and Innovation funding round is now open for applications.
Future of Primary Care workshops in South Eastern NSW
We're only days away from our first regional workshop on the 'Future of Primary Care in South Eastern NSW' and already we have had significant interest from health professionals across our region.
New BreastScreen NSW permanent site opening in Ulladulla
BreastScreen NSW has announced that the mobile van service which usually visits Ulladulla every year will be replaced with a permanent BreastScreen NSW screening site providing free mammograms.
QI&CPD 2017–19 Program requirements for general practitioners (GPs)
The RACGP has advised that as part of their commitment to continually evaluate and improve the QI&CPD Program, the 2017–19 triennium will include an increased focus on reflective learning practices.
Uploading shared health summaries: A local example
The Milton Medical Centre is leading the way when it comes to using My Health Record, with more than 500 Shared Health Summaries now in the system.
Share your thoughts on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance
Researchers at the University of Sydney invite doctors practising in Australia to participate in an online survey about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.
Health professional consultation for Practice Incentives Program redesign
The Department of Health is seeking input from health professionals on how the PIP might foster quality improvement and innovation.
Amendment to the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive
The Department of Health has issued a statement about a temporary amendment to the eligibility requirements for the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP).
Immunisation Update: Register now!
The latest immunisation figures for all children in the South Eastern NSW region were higher than NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages.
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.
Worrigee Medical Centre gains grant to enhance services and support for people with mental illness
Worrigee Medical Centre has been successful in applying for a government grant to enhance the services and support they provide to people living with mental health conditions in the Nowra region.
Express your interest now: chronic disease research project for general practice
COORDINARE is currently seeking applications from general practices in the South Eastern NSW region who are interested in getting involved with the General Practice Research project for chronic disease.
Mental health forum: Putting consumers and carers at centre of mental health reform
Those with lived experience of mental illness, carers and their family members are encouraged to attend and contribute their knowledge, experiences and ideas to the Consumer and Carer Forum.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare releases health report card on the nation
About 50 per cent of Australians are living with a chronic disease and 63 per cent of adults are now considered overweight or obese, according to the latest report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Geriatrician in the Practice: A nurse’s perspective
Commencing in November 2015, the Geriatrician in the Practice project is now well underway, with six practices from the Shoalhaven involved.
Upcoming co-design workshops for mental health and suicide prevention in our region
COORDINARE is calling on local consumers, carers and service providers to have their say in a series of co-design workshops.