Latest newsSeptember 2020
Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year
Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.
Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob
Join the #swabmob – that’s the key message of a new campaign launched by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN this week to encourage more young people to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants
Applications are now open for Round 2 of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s Bushfire Recovery Grants. The grants aim to assist local communities in strengthening social connectedness, emotional wellbeing, recovery and healing from the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.
Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training
As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.
Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community
eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.
Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'
The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.
AOD Education Opportunities for GPs
There are several opportunities currently available for GPs looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).
Applications are open now for - RACGP AOD GP Education Program: Treatment Skills Training.
What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in telehealth consultations between community members and health professionals. In July, we launched a telehealth survey to understand people’s experiences of accessing telehealth via phone and / or video, and whether you would like to see telehealth continue beyond COVID-19.
Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day
This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!
This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.
Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practices
The RACGP and Diabetes Australia have united to support GPs in their management of type 2 diabetes through Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice. General practitioners have a central role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes within the community.
Family Planning NSW Abortion Services
Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) is now providing abortion services. Clients can now access surgical abortion up to 12 weeks + 6 days gestation and medical abortion up to 9 weeks gestation through FPNSW.
Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'
COVID-19 has required health professionals to adapt quickly in the way that they provide health care in Australia. Regardless of whether you have used telehealth before, it is now being used and offered at a much larger scale.