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Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 will present with an expectation for screening, having had previous pap tests.

HealtheNet update information for GPs in South Eastern NSW

HealtheNet update information for GPs in South Eastern NSW

More GPs in the region will now receive discharge summaries electronically from NSW Health.

EOI: Chronic Pain Management Program facilitators in Far South Coast and Goulburn

EOI: Chronic Pain Management Program facilitators in Far South Coast and Goulburn

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, in collaboration with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified health professionals to establish and deliver a Chronic Pain Management Program in the Far South Coast and Goulburn.

Regional cancer screening annual report

Regional cancer screening annual report

COORDINARE has released its annual report of cancer screening results for South Eastern NSW, providing a snapshot of the region and the figures across all LGAs in the region during 2015-16 for all three existing national programs – BreastScreen, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the National Cervical Screening Program.

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

On 27 November 2017, members of the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum agreed for a draft National Alcohol Strategy to undergo a public consultation process and encourage all interested parties to participate in this consultation.

Practice Manager and Practice Nurse network opportunities

Practice Manager and Practice Nurse network opportunities

In 2018, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN will provide some exciting opportunities for practice managers and practice nurses to network and engage with their peers via online and face to face events.

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record men's health toolkit

My Health Record will increasingly become a major component of the health system and a great asset for all Australians. The second My Health Record toolkit was recently launched to complement awareness month, Movember (1-30 November 2017).

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

On 1 December the National Cervical Screening Program will change from two yearly cervical cytology testing to five yearly HPV testing for women aged 25–74 years.

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

A range of resources have been made available for consumers and health professionals in preparation for over-the-counter codeine-containing medicines to become prescription only from 1 February 2018.

Immunisation update events

Immunisation update events

COORDINARE partnered with ISLHD and SNSWLHD to hold the annual immunisation update events across the region.