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New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW
ACON, the main LGBTIQ+ health organisation for NSW, has recently published the state's first Gender Affirming Doctor List for trans and/or gender diverse people seeking access to gender affirming hormonal care.
Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley
NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.
Leadership and quality improvement in general practice
More than 20 practice staff from 15 practices across South Eastern NSW recently attended COORDINARE's 'Leadership and quality improvement in General Practice' workshop. The workshop was led by Dr Walid Jammal, Dr Paresh Dawda and Dr Kirsten Meisinger, from the Cambridge Medical Alliance, USA.
Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW
After a successful first year of GPs enthusiastically embracing the GP Psychiatry Support Line, COORDINARE is delighted to announce the addition of two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the co-commissioning group it leads, bringing the number of PHNs to eight.
Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll
Dr Nicolas Smoll is the new GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Eurobodalla in a position co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).
We spoke to Dr Smoll about what he hopes to achieve in this role and what motivates him as a rural GP.
New Cold Chain Toolkit for immunisation providers
The NSW Health cold chain webpage has been updated with a summary of recent changes to NSW cold chain requirements and the new national vaccine storage guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ (3rd edition) 2019.
Changes to antenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations
The National Health and Medical Research Council have updated their recommendations on the range of timing of pertussis vaccination for pregnant women. These recent changes are expected to benefit pregnant women at risk of pre-term delivery by increasing their opportunities to receive the vaccine.
Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign
The Illawarra Mercury has been recognised with a national media award at the 16th Annual LiFE Awards 2019. The award honours excellence in suicide prevention.
Expressions of Interest open for Black Dog Institute’s GP Advisory Group
The Black Dog Institute is seeking Expressions of Interest from GPs to join their GP Advisory Group. The purpose of the GP Advisory Group is to provide insights and advice to inform the design, development and implementation of Black Dog Institute’s current and emerging services for GPs.
Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join them for a community celebration on R U OK? Day, Thursday 12 September, 2019.
The event is a great opportunity to learn what's been achieved in suicide prevention across the region, and what lies ahead for the future.