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RDAA Press Release: Santa Recycling The Presents

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has said there is little to be upbeat about for rural communities in the announcement about after hours care by new Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek.


Rural Health Continuing Education Grants

The third round of the Rural Health Continuing Education (Stream 2) (RHCE2) grants is open from 9th January to 1st March 2012.

Minister Plibersek Press Release: After Hours Medical Services

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said the Government was today releasing details of what specific services would be provided by the first
Medicare Locals.

AMA Red Tape Survey

The AMA has estimated that halving the amount of Government red tape confronted by GPs each week would free up approximately 7.4 million extra general practice consultations every year, which would dramatically improve patient access to health care.

ABS Patient Survey

At least 80% of people felt their health professional always or often spent enough time with them, listened carefully to them and had shown them respect according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

More GPs in the Pipeline

The Commonwealth is well on the way to doubling the number of GPs commencing training according to a new report.

E Health Records Legislation Introduced

The Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, today introduced legislation into Parliament to introduce Australia‟s national eHealth records system, with the rollout starting from July 2012.

Cancer Council Queensland Applauds Election Promise on Travel Subsidies

Survival hopes for regional cancer patients have been raised today, following the announcement by Campbell Newman that an LNP Government would increase subsidies for regional patients who travel to the city for treatment.

Minister Roxon Speech to AGPN Forum

We are now at the stage of implementing the next step in primary care reform - building on the achievements of Divisions of General Practice and developing them into Medicare Locals.

Grants for GP Clinics

More and more patients around the country will see services expand at their local GP clinics as a result of a $54 million investment in frontline medical services by the Commonwealth Government.


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by Dr. Radut.