The Gillard Government’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding will see about 200 nursing and other frontline jobs lost in Victoria alone and much needed beds closed across the State
The PCEHR Program completed infrastructure testing activities which enabled the PCEHR system to roll out its third release on 15 December 2012.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has welcomed Federal Government funding to expand a highly successful program that has been providing much-needed locum assistance to rural obstetricians since 2006…and will now also assist rural anaesthetists.
The centre is purpose-built for telehealth, allowing patients in regional and remote areas to have 'face-to face' consultations with specialists and clinicians, without having to travel hundreds of kilometres away from their local areas.
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has questioned why the Federal Government is backing a new campaign aimed at attracting young doctors and medical students to rural practice – but not supporting more jobs for graduate nurses and midwives.
A national campaign to attract young doctors and medical students to rural practice is being launched this month with the backing of the Federal Government.
The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health, has today announced $2.55 million funding for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to support GPs confidently engage with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).