Influenza Immunisation During COVID-19

Influenza immunisation has never been more important than in 2020.

This year’s flu vaccinations will take more planning to work around the limitations imposed by COVID-19.

To help, Carolyn Lloyd, Immunisation Coordinator at NNSWLHD, has recorded a 15-minute webinar on vaccinating during COVID-19. Her presentation is packed with useful tips and information to help you.

Carolyn herself is happy for you to contact her directly if you would like specific advice about vaccinating at your practice. You can reach her at [email protected] or phone 1300 066 055.

Dr Brett Lynam has kindly shared the approach he will use at his practice:

Flu vaccination policy and procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic

Brett would like to point out that his clinic allows an ‘outside’ waiting room and they have sufficient nurses to run it as set out – this will not necessarily work everywhere. Thanks Brett, great to be able to learn from a colleague!

Click here for more assistance, resources and to follow our progress in a region-wide QI goal to maintain our level of influenza vaccination in 2020.

Vaccines are expected to be available from early April.


Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.