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Federal Budget 2017-18: Summary
The Turnbull Government handed down the 2017-18 Budget last week. Highlights include:
COORDINARE announces funding of local mental health services
COORDINARE has announced more than $4.3 million in funding for new mental health and suicide prevention services for people who live in South Eastern NSW.
Transition to Practice Pilot Program
Susanne Hore and Suzanne Parsons, practice nurses from Bombala Street Surgery in Cooma have been successful in their application for APNA’s Transition to Practice Pilot Program which commenced in April.
Geriatrician in the practice: spreading the word
In conjunction with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District an innovative service model, the Geriatrician in the Practice Project has been successfully rolling out in the Shoalhaven.
Breast cancer survivor urges women to have their mammograms
BreastScreen NSW is currently running the Kerri’s Story television campaign to encourage women aged 50-74 to have a potentially life-saving mammogram.
Interim measures for the National Cervical Screening Program
Following the delay of a renewed National Cervical Screening Program from 1 May to 1 December 2017, the Department of Health has developed interim arrangements.
Updates in Palliative Care for General Practice: New online modules
Palliative care in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions has undergone several recent changes, with new options available for GP advice, referrals, patient support and palliative treatment in the home.
Wrap up from International symposium
There was such a great vibe at our 'Putting the Patient at the Centre of Care' Symposium held in Wollongong recently.
Further Strengthening No Jab, No Pay
On May 1 the Department published a media release building on their No Jab, No Pay policy.
New funding arrangement confirmed between COORDINARE and Parkinson’s NSW
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Parkinson’s NSW met today to confirm future arrangements for the Parkinson’s nurse initiative in the Shoalhaven region.
headspace centre officially launches in Goulburn
headspace Goulburn was officially opened on Thursday 27 April, giving young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.
International symposium comes to Wollongong
A number of international, national and locally recognised speakers will converge on Wollongong on Saturday 29 April as part of the Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home Symposium.
2017 influenza vaccines now available
Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.
headspace Centre now open in Goulburn
headspace Goulburn centre is now open, giving young people aged 12 to 25 from the Goulburn area access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services.
Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home - Symposium
Save the date for this one-off event featuring a number of international, national and locally recognised speakers!
New NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in Shoalhaven
There has recently been some changes within NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in the Shoalhaven.
Home care changes
Changes to the way home care package services are delivered came into effect on 27 February 2017.
Delays with National Cancer Screening Register
The start date for Australia’s first National Cancer Screening Register has been delayed.
Get ready: The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW
We want to understand more about your thoughts as to the key barriers and enablers to adopting a Patient Centred Medical Home. Get involved now!
Reminder: Free interpreting service to assist GPs
The Department of Social Services’ Free Interpreting Service, delivered by TIS National, is designed to provide equitable access to key services that are not government funded.