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Understanding the experiences of health professionals

Are you a health professional? Have you worked with people living with a personality disorder? SANE Australia is conducting a research project and would like to hear from you. Whether you’ve worked in this area for years, or it’s fairly new to you, they would love to hear about your experiences, your training and your […]

Consultation open on draft single Charter of Aged Care Rights

Public consultation on the draft single Charter of Aged Care Rights (the Charter) is now open. A single Charter will help to create a shared understanding about the rights of people receiving aged care. A new single Charter is part of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework and will replace the existing four charters relating to […]

Indigenous smoking ceremony cleanses the way forward for Brisbane South PHN Stretch RAP

Indigenous smoking ceremony cleanses the way forward for Brisbane South PHN Stretch RAP

Brisbane South PHN was proud to launch their Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Tuesday 14 August with an Indigenous smoking ceremony, paying respect to the traditional custodians of the Brisbane south region and cleansing the way for new beginnings. Brisbane South PHN CEO Sue Scheinpflug said the launch was a culmination of many months […]

Gonorrhoea in women: sexual behaviour and practices

Is changing partner-seeking and sexual behaviour contributing to increasing incidence of gonorrhoea in heterosexual men and women? Research is being planned to conduct anonymous in-depth interviews with women recently diagnosed with gonorrhoea. Seeking expressions of interest from GPs and sexual health practitioners in South East Queensland to provide research flyers to eligible patients (University of […]

Help shape sport and recreation in Queensland

The Queensland Government recognises the importance of supporting Queenslanders, young and old, to play more and participate regularly in local sporting and active recreation. That’s why they want to hear what you’ve got to say about the future of sport and active recreation in Queensland to help develop Queensland’s first Sport and Active Recreation Strategy. […]

World Lung Cancer Day an opportunity to improve lung cancer awareness

With World Lung Cancer Day just passed on 1 August 2018, what better time to improve awareness on lung cancer within Australia. Did you know that lung cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women in Australia? Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the lung grow in an […]

Have your say – Healthy Food Partnership Reformation Program

The Australian Government is acting to reduce the unhealthy levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat in the diets of many Australians through the proposed Healthy Food Partnership Reformation Program. “The Reformulation Program is designed to help change food products to reduce sodium, sugars and saturated fat content, which could significantly reduce the current consumption levels and […]

Interviewing health professionals who have experience with men who inject performance and image enhancing drugs

A new study based at Curtin University aims to explore health professionals’ perspectives on PIED injection, service encounters with PIED consumers and health concerns associated with PIED injecting. The purpose of the study is to improve understandings of PIED use to inform effective, targeted PIED-related hepatitis C prevention education and other health information. We are […]