Clinical Services

1000th Nursing Practitioner Endorsed in Australia

19 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the endorsement of Australia’s 1000th Nurse Practitioner.


Victoria's Public Hospitals Fail Performance Targets

14 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Medical Association's annual Public Hospital Report Card shows Victoria's public hospitals failed all performance targets set under the National Health Reform Agreement.


New UQ Doctor of Medicine Program to Begin in 2015

04 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The University of Queensland will introduce a new Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in 2015, enhancing global opportunities for its postgraduate medical students.


PSA Congratulates Emeritus Professor Andrew Gilbert on Australia Day Honour

28 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Former PSA Pharmacist of the Year and recipient of the PSA Lifetime Achievement Award, Emeritus Professor Andrew Gilbert, has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours awards in recognition of his significant service to pharmacy as an educator, researcher and administrator, and for his service to professional organisations.


Mental Health and Community Pharmacy Project

16 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The  Mental  Health  and  Community  Pharmacy  Project, run by Griffith University, is seeking community pharmacy starff to participate in a study to improve the role of the local pharmacy in meeting the needs of people with mental illness.


Dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for Townsville Hospital

15 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health services for children in North Queensland will be expanded following the announcement  that a dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit will be built at Townsville Hospital.


Australia’s National Endoscopic Training Initiative

10 January, 2014 by ahhb

Australia is leading the world in gastrointestinal endoscopy training, certification and quality monitoring, ensuring enhanced access to quality, affordable services for all patients, explains David Hewett.



Burden of chronic liver disease in Australia – It’s time to act

06 January, 2014 by ahhb

Staggering statistics have recently highlighted the impact of chronic liver disease globally on the health of individuals and communities and in the global arena, writes Associate Professor Amany Zekry.


New Medicines Listed on PBS

18 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Giving patients the information they need - Medical imaging consent

18 December, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="200"] ‘Information about the risks of medical imaging services can and should be provided at appropriate times from the beginning to the end of this journey.’[/caption]


Communique from the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee

06 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met on recently (18 November 2013) and is pleased to report on the following outcomes.


Scientists Able to Measure Infection Risk from a Droplet of Blood

28 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A team of researchers at BioMEMS resource centre at Massachesetts General hospital have discovered a way to measure infection risk from a droplet of blood in a few minutes.


Updated Price Disclosure Guidelines

26 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An updated version of the Price Disclosure Arrangements Procedural and Operational Guidelines for Expanded and Accelerated Price Disclosure has been published.


New Paediatric Ward Unveiled at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth

20 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The new paediatric ward and playground at the $2billion Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) in Perth has been unveiled.


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