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Study Shows Antibiotics are Overused in Aged Care Facilities

21 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Antibiotics are being overused in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and more integrated efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing practices need to be introduced, researchers say.

No GP Tax in Our Name Campaign

30 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has thrown its support behind the ‘No GP Tax in our name!’ Campaign.

Policy Blue Print Set for Age Services Industry

08 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

More than 60 senior provider members delivering the full spectrum of age services in both private and not for profit facilities have banded together to form a policy blue print for the age services industry.

Aboriginal Doctors Creating Blueprint for Indigenous Healthcare Across Australia

13 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new general practice centre operated by four Aboriginal doctors on Palm Island is streamlining healthcare in the region and creating a blueprint for Indigenous healthcare across Australia. The move heralds a new dawn in healthcare in the remote corner of Australia, a fantastic milestone for the community.

TGA Project Facilitates Health Professionals Reporting Adverse Events

07 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is inviting medical software vendors to participate in a pilot project to facilitate reporting  adverse events by health professionals. The project is to develop a TGA web service to assist software vendors who wish include access to reporting adverse events for health professionals in medical software. Following this pilot project, which is expected to run until April 2014, a TGA web service will be available to software vendors at no cost. Any company providing software to health professionals - such as general practitioners, hospital and community pharmacists, specialists and nurses - who submit reports of adverse events to medicines is welcome to participate. The web service will be compatible with both mobile and desktop devices. Involvement in the pilot will require vendors to develop a reporting interface within their own software program and to test transmission of reports using the web service from their software to the TGA in XML format. Reports of adverse events from health professionals are essential to the TGA’s safety monitoring activities. Feedback to the TGA indicates that the time required to report is a significant barrier to reporting by health professionals.  Providing an adverse event reporting mechanism in medical software, particularly one that allows reports to be automatically populated from clinical record data, has been suggested as a way of reducing the time required to find, complete and send reporting forms. Development of the adverse event report web service is one of a number of projects that the TGA is currently undertaking to encourage adverse event reporting by health professionals and consumers by:

Message from leading age services Australia

17 September, 2013 by ahhb

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia, Patrick Reid, presents the spring edition foreword.

Women Make Up Majority of Allied Health Workers

10 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows women make up the majority of allied health workers.

Landmark Report Shows Mental Health Reform has not Changed in 30 years

07 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A landmark report co-authored by researchers from Sydney University's Brain and Mind Research Institute into mental health reform in Australia has found little change in the past 30 years.

Liven up your resident's routine with Foxtel

14 September, 2012 by John Connole

If you’re looking for a better way to make sure the people in your village or home stay involved, entertained and engaged, it’s time to consider the benefits that FOXTEL can offer.

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