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Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee
The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI. Nominations for this election are sought from network members representing the following areas who are involved in the mental health sector:
Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs
Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP.
New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine
A new training requirement has been introduced for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine.
headspace Centre officially opens in Bega
headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some...
Immunisation updates for primary care
Recently, there has been an increase in incidents of expired vaccines being administered to patients.
Financial support for your professional development and training
Over 50 healthcare professionals in South Eastern NSW have already received scholarships or bursaries to support their training and professional development as part of the NSW Rural Doctor’s Network Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).
Local PMs and GPs shine at awards night
COORDINARE would like to congratulate Charise Morris (Grand Pacific Health Centre Nowra) and Kim Weeks (Marima Medical Clinic, Goulburn), who were recently awarded joint GP Synergy South Eastern NSW Practice Managers of the Year at a Wollongong awards night.
The General Practitioner Liaison Officers (GPLOs) have been co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District.
MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing
Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.
Support your patients to quit smoking
The NSW Quitline is a free, evidence-based service that can assist health professionals in supporting their patients to quit smoking.