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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.

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

APNA’s Transition to Practice Program received more than 350 applications for their September 2019 intake. With only 97 places available across Australia, it is pleasing that seven practice nurses from five local practices have successfully gained a place.

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Did you know that back in June 2019, SCARF Refugee Support was one of three local community organisations awarded a grant from COORDINARE at our inaugural Pitch Night?

Since then, SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program has been a big success!

Lunchbox for Learning is designed for people from refugee backgrounds with young children....

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability was held on 3 December 2019. The day aims to promote the rights, health and wellbeing of people living with disabilities. By working together, we can help to build better health outcomes for those living with disabilities across South Eastern NSW.

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

Implementation of the South Eastern NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Plan) has begun with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, announcing that Dr Leanne Craze AM has been engaged to develop a regional Peer Workforce...

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently published a new 'Spread the word' webpage with information about current suicide prevention awareness campaigns.

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  

Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

Information for practices impacted by bushfires

During the bushfire crisis, the RACGP encourages GPs and practice staff to be aware of the importance of maintaining their self-care in order to care for their patients and communities.

Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Update on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

As of 18 November 2019, the National Cancer Screening Register (the National Register) will begin supporting the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Nurse-led clinics – Funding applications now open!

Do you want to trial a quality improvement activity that will improve patient outcomes and support nurses working to top of scope? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you!

COORDINARE is inviting general practices to apply for funding to implement a nurse-led clinic in 2020.

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 has been a standout year for COORDINARE and we are delighted to release our fourth annual Report Card, which showcases our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.

Partners in Planning program

Partners in Planning program

People tend to shy away from talking about death or end of life care. All too often these topics are neglected until, for thousands of Australians, it’s too late.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:

overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
Australian-born MSM.

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

Perinatal Awareness Week 2019

During Perinatal Awareness Week (11-17 November), learn about the risk factors for depression and anxiety in new and expectant parents, and how to manage these issues. The term ‘perinatal’ refers to the period during pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life.

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

Palliative care resources providing more choice for  terminally-ill patients to stay at home

Palliative care resources providing more choice for terminally-ill patients to stay at home

One year on from the official launch of caring@home, health professionals and carers have reported how valuable the resources are in assisting home-based patients and their care team with end-of-life symptom control.

New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake

New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSW LHD) Central Intake has a new secure messaging address which can be used by Argus registered providers for all central intake referrals including community health.