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Supporting community conversations around death and dying
Death and dying are often regarded as taboo subjects, but Junction Street Family Practice in Nowra is trying to change the conversation.
Deprescribing opioids for patients
The rise in pharmaceutical opioid related deaths and hospitalisations in Australia has been reported by the AIHW (2018) and the Australian media. GPs have been tasked with tapering or reducing patient dosages of opioids.
Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health
Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.
New Integrated Care Strategy launched in Southern NSW
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a new Integrated Care Strategy in partnership with Southern NSW Local Health District which aims to ensure care is patient centred and coordinated across different providers in the health system.
Free local suicide prevention training
Suicide prevention is so much more than a risk assessment. If you're a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, join the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) for an interactive workshop that will equip you with the latest skills and training in psychological treatments for suicidality.
Update on the Accidental Counsellor workshops in Southern NSW
Pictured: Workshop held at the Crookwell Country Women's Association. COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN recently rolled out a series of free 'Accidental Counsellor' workshops across Southern NSW.
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.
Update on the 'Leadership and quality improvement' program
COORDINARE is committed to working with general practice to embed the skills that underpin practice transformation. To support this work, COORDINARE is partnering with Dr Walid Jammal and Dr Paresh Dawda to deliver a 12-month general practice leadership and transformation program.
Supporting aged care workers with a Digital Dashboard
To further support aged care workers, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is developing a palliative care Digital Dashboard that can be built into existing IT systems to inform clinical care and support continuous quality improvement.
Acute bronchiolitis diagnosis support
Acute bronchiolitis is a common viral chest infection frequently affecting infants aged under 12 months, and most often develops in autumn and winter. Only a small proportion of infants suffering acute bronchiolitis will require treatment to help with breathing and feeding.