In a first for State-based politics in Victorian Government, the Victorian Legislative council has passed a motion to inquire into the role and opportunities for community pharmacy in primary and preventative care in Victoria.
[caption id="attachment_7936" align="alignright" width="162"] Dr Michelle McIntosh will use the new facility for her Inhaled Oxytocin project. Image from Monash University[/caption] A landmark grant will be used to build a world-class and Australian-first translational pharmaceutical science laboratory at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Melbourne. Directly supporting capacity building, skills growth and education development, the new Translational Research Lab has been made possible by a $1.2 million grant from the Helen Macherson Smith Trust (HMSTrust), $1.1 million of in-kind contributions from industry partners PerkinElmer and Shimadzu and a further $350,000 contribution from the McCallMcBain Foundation to build state of the art facilities at the precinct.
Australia’s major metropolitan public hospitals saw marked improvements in the percentage of patients departing emergency departments (ED) within four hours , however regional hospitals were not as faring as well according to a new National Health Performance Authority report.
The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to new paper Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia, released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Medicine Shortages Information Initiative has been launched by Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, to provide information about prescription medicine shortages in Australia.
With self funding of higher-cost medicines becoming more common in Australia, leading health authorities are calling for public discussion on the issue.
Third year medical undergraduate Charles Baker has applied his background in mathematics to the field of nuclear medicine to improve liver imaging methods, which may improve diagnosis time and possibly save patients undergoing unnecessary surgery.
The Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows same-day admissions are rising at a faster rate than overnight admissions.
[caption id="attachment_7666" align="alignright" width="166"] Dr Kylie Ellis.Photo by Jennie Groom[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_7636" align="alignright" width="163"] Associate Professor Julie Redfern[/caption]
Funding worth almost $10 million will see scientists develop cutting edge treatments for life-threatening infections caused by bacterial superbugs.
For the 20th consecutive year, Nurses have been voted Australia’s most ethical and trusted professionals, with pharmacists and doctors ranked second and third respectively.