News

Feb

11

2022

Keeping up to date with COVID vaccination status

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a change to the definition of COVID-19 vaccine status from ‘fully vaccinated’ to ‘up to date’.

Feb

11

2022

Rural mental health small project grant

The Peregrine Centre and NSW Health are offering research grant funding valued between $5,000 and $250,000 Multi-year funding will be considered, applications close 1st March 2022.

Feb

10

2022

Asthma risk for returning school students

Asthma Australia is warning about the risk of asthma flare-ups when children return to school and is recommending the ‘asthma adventure game’.

Feb

10

2022

Congratulations to GP Synergy award winners

A belated shout-out to the winners of the North Coast region 2021 GP Synergy awards, including registrar, supervisor and practice manager of the year.

Feb

08

2022

Telehealth for cancer patients and carers fact sheet

Cancer Council has produced a new factsheet to help people understand how telehealth works, available in 12 languages.

Feb

08

2022

Questions after a cancer diagnosis

A new guide provides a handy checklist of common questions people affected by cancer might want to ask their doctors.

Feb

03

2022

Clinical advice line for GPs with COVID-positive patients

Clinical advice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line (1800 960 933).

Feb

03

2022

COVID update webinar covers boosters and more

This week's RACGP COVID-19 update webinar covered the critical importance of booster shots, particularly for people with underlying health concerns.

Feb

03

2022

Updated COVID-19 return to work guidelines

The HealthPathway for 'COVID-19 Infection Control and Staff Exposure' has been updated to include information about return to work if a staff member tests positive.

Feb

02

2022

Readiness Program addresses domestic and family violence

A training program that addresses domestic and family violence is being offered to GPs and other primary carers.

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Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic

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Nigel Cronin
Senior Manager, Education
[email protected]
0437 169 786
02 6627 3390
Based on Bundjalung Country in Lismore

Bronwyn Thirkell
Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation and Education and Events Coordinator NNSW
[email protected]
0437 027 751
02 6618 5445
Based on Bundjalung Country in Ballina

Krissi Devlin
Education and Events Coordinator MNC
[email protected]
0447 407 473
02 6659 1808
Working days: Monday Thursday.
Based on Gumbaynggirr Country in Coffs Harbour

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

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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.

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