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Jan

14

2022

National Medical Stockpile PPE Update

The Australian Government has recently made changes to introduce additional PPE bundles and pulse oximeter availability. Our new online PPE request form will be available soon.

Jan

14

2022

Prioritisation of boosters for aged, disability and health care workers

The National COVID Vaccine Taskforce is asking primary care vaccination sites to provide priority access to aged care and disability support workers.

Jan

14

2022

Paediatric COVID-19 vaccination update

The National COVID Vaccine Taskforce has released updates on allocations for Comirnaty (Pfizer) (5 to 11 years) vaccine and reporting vaccinations to the AIR.

Jan

14

2022

Changed criteria for COVID-positive referrals to NNSWLHD

The Northern NSW Local Health District has developed a referral form to its Virtual COVID Care Service for patients identified as ‘very high risk’.

Jan

14

2022

Changed criteria for COVID-positive referrals to MNCLHD

The Mid North Coast Local Health District has introduced a referral form for COVID-positive patients requiring care in the community.

Jan

14

2022

COVID-19 update from the NSW Chief Health Officer

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant's latest letter sent to all GPs on 13 January outlined several important changes to the management of COVID-19.

Jan

14

2022

Healthy North Coast providing logistical support for RATs

Healthy North Coast is working with the Australian and NSW governments to help connect health care providers to rapid antigen tests.

Jan

12

2022

Recording available for RACGP COVID-19 update webinar

RACGP NSW held a COVID-19 update webinar for GPs earlier this week. A recording is now available for those who missed it.

Jan

11

2022

Create a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people

A new website provides information and practical resources to help clinicians and health staff create a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people.

Jan

11

2022

Pandemic Kindness Movement

The Pandemic Kindness Movement is a peer support initiative by Australian clinicians wanting to support the health and wellbeing of other clinicians.

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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.