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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Telehealth could save healthcare system $3 billion, says CSIRO

Telehealth could save healthcare system $3 billion, says CSIRO

The CSIRO has released its long-awaited report into home monitoring of chronic disease, which shows that a modest investment in home monitoring technology could save the healthcare system up to $3 billion a year in avoidable hospital admissions, reduced length of stay and fewer demands on primary care.

Launch of online commissioning procurement portal announced

Launch of online commissioning procurement portal announced

Dianne Kitcher, Chief Executive Officer of COORDINARE, announced on Tuesday the launch of our new online procurement portal which will support the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of our commissioning activity. The portal’s launch coincides with the release of two new opportunities to the market this week.

Palliative Care project ‘Driven to change: Making medications work’

Palliative Care project ‘Driven to change: Making medications work’

The LHD is now in a position to extend this project to the Shoalhaven region.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum

Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum

COORDINARE, in conjunction with Breast Screen NSW, is pleased to host the Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum on Wednesday 7 September.

Department announces trial sites for Health Care Homes

Department announces trial sites for Health Care Homes

Health Care Homes will initially be implemented in ten geographical regions based on Primary Health Network boundaries.

Regional strategy and stepped care model for mental health and suicide prevention

Regional strategy and stepped care model for mental health and suicide prevention

COORDINARE is currently in the process of developing a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Summary of COORDINARE's Baseline Needs Assessment and Activity Plans now available!

Summary of COORDINARE's Baseline Needs Assessment and Activity Plans now available!

COORDINARE has just finalised our Baseline Needs Assessment which analyses health and service needs within South Eastern NSW, and prioritises activity to address those needs.

Mandatory system upgrade for Sentinel Data Sourcing (SPDS) Project

Mandatory system upgrade for Sentinel Data Sourcing (SPDS) Project

Don't forget: Mandatory system check and upgrade as part of Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project!

New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven

New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven region has been selected to take part in Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program expected to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.

Prescribing unregistered cannabis-based products

Prescribing unregistered cannabis-based products

Doctors can now apply to NSW Health to seek approval to prescribe certain cannabis-based products that are not on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, in appropriate circumstances.

Bega Valley Medical Practice gains grant to enhance services and support for adolescents

Bega Valley Medical Practice gains grant to enhance services and support for adolescents

Bega Valley Medical Practice (BVMP) has been successful in applying for a government grant to enhance the services and support they provide to adolescents in the Bega Valley.

NDIS rollout in Southern NSW

NDIS rollout in Southern NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

Milton nurse runner-up in APNA Awards

Milton nurse runner-up in APNA Awards

Sarah Smith, a local nurse, was recently recognised at the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) awards for 2016.