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Nov

15

2017

Rural GP Procedural Training Program

Are you a fellowed GP? Would you like to be funded for a year of training in any speciality interest that is accredited?

Nov

15

2017

Nurse-Led Aged Care Assessment Consultation Service in Tweed Heads

The Aged Care Assessment Consultation Service is currently providing services to patients at five Tweed Heads practices and is looking to recruit two or three more.

Nov

14

2017

More Than 2000 Australians Die from Skin Cancer Each Year

Did you know that skin cancer accounts for over 80% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year?

Nov

14

2017

4400 Reasons to End Foot Amputations

Did you know that there are more than 4,400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes? Around 85% of diabetes related amputations are preventable if wounds are detected early and managed appropriately.

Nov

13

2017

Multidisciplinary Opioid Events in Nambucca and Kempsey

Medicines containing codeine will become prescription only products from 1 February 2018. One area that is likely to feel the impact of this change is the Kempsey-Nambucca region. This area was ranked 8th highest for opioid prescriptions dispen...

Nov

13

2017

Grants Available for Creative and Active Ageing Projects

Got an idea to make your community more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people? 

Nov

06

2017

Fighting Child Obesity the Go4Fun Way

A program aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children above a healthy weight has just registered its 10,000th participant and won one of the State’s top health awards.

Nov

06

2017

NSW Health Warning on Disease Risk from Bats

With the start of the local bat breeding season, NSW Health is urging people to avoid contact with bats that could carry serious diseases.

Nov

06

2017

$9.1m in Commonwealth Funding for Aboriginal Health Services

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Mr Ken Wyatt AM, has announced that the Commonwealth has invested more than $9.1 m in a range of health services specifically for Aboriginal communities across the North Coast.

Nov

01

2017

Updated Quit Kits

The updated General Quit Kit and Aboriginal Quit Kit include new exciting resources. The Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese Quit Kits will include fully translated and culturally appropriate materials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

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.