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Resources for improving palliative services to home-based patients now available

Most Australian palliative care patients prefer to be cared for at home and the majority want to die at home, though less than 10 percent achieve that wish. caring@home – a national project led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, Metro South Health and funded by the Australian Government – aims to improve the […]

Have your say – dementia services survey

The Department of Health has contracted the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre at the University of South Australia to evaluate the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) and Dementia Training Program (DTP). The survey focuses on how effectively DBMAS and DTP are meeting the needs of individuals who care for people living with dementia and […]

Pregnancy Care Guidelines Review

The Australian Government Department of Health is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Pregnancy Care Guidelines. The topics included in this consultation are: cervical length measurement to predict preterm birth syphilis chlamydia cytomegalovirus prolonged pregnancy. The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based […]

Help improve the safety of mobile health apps

Do you use health apps for chronic disease or acute illness (e.g. diabetes, injury) and are 18 years or over?  Researchers from Macquarie University are keen to hear about your experience as part of a study to improve the safety of health apps. All you need to do is fill in this 10-min survey to enter the […]

Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing workshops – nurses survey

Take a few minutes to tell the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) about what you have, what you need and what you want from your continuing professional development in relation to chronic disease management and healthy ageing. You will go into the draw to win one of two $120 Coles Myers gift cards. APNA, as […]

EOI open for Enhancing Preventive Healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Collaborative

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), in partnership with the Improvement Foundation (IF), and with support from the Department of Health, are inviting general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) to participate in an exciting new Collaborative program. This […]

Digital Australian Immunisation Handbook now available

The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available from You will find the most up-to-date recommendations for the use of vaccines in Australia, ensuring you can provide your patients with the best possible advice regarding vaccine preventable diseases. Professor Brendan Murphy is the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and a key advocate for the […]

Consultation open on integrated care for people with multiple needs

The Information Consumer Continuum Project is exploring how to improve information sharing across services for people with multiple needs, including mental illness. In the first part of the project, they are seeking feedback from clinicians, case workers and housing support workers in primary health care, mental health care, and housing and homelessness services about what […]