While today’s prediction of a shortfall of almost 110,000 registered and enrolled nurses by 2025 won’t surprise those who work in health care, Health Workforce Australia’s Health Workforce 2025 report should be a wake-up call for consumers and government.
Despite poaching more doctors from overseas and training more in Australia, rural and remote communities could actually be worse off compared to the cities over the next decade, warns the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
This briefing note presents a summary of the key concerns, issues and suggestions that were raised at the Pre-Summit Consumer Workshop.
The Closing the Gap Child Oral Health Program is having a positive effect on the dental health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory, but more services are needed, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released in Alice Springs today by the Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says while it welcomes the establishment of the Patient Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) system, it is likely to recommend that rural doctors charge patients their own non-rebatable fee to cover the costs of establishing and maintaining patients’ electronic
health records in the system.
The Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) says the Gillard Government’s financial support to GPs to record a patient’s medical history for a shared eHealth summary is an important step in the right direction for the uptake of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) program.
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and the Pharmacy Guild continue to Close the Gap in access to medicines
A continued robust partnership between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia will see vast improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders getting the prescription medicines they need, along with tailored advice and assistance