Clinical Services

Grattan Institute Report Says Health Professionals Squandering Skills

14 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Enabling less highly-trained hospital workers to play a bigger role could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people, says a new Grattan Institute report.

Australian Surgeons Perform First Robotic Spinal Surgery in Southern Hemisphere

09 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

In a Southern Hemisphere first, leading Australian orthopaedic and neurosurgeons have collaborated to perform the first robotic spinal surgery using state-of-the-art technology.

Free Online Biomedical Imaging Courses

03 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.

Challenges in controlling infection for the 21st century

02 April, 2014 by ahhb

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Partnering for better outcomes - Quality, accessible medical imaging

28 March, 2014 by ahhb

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Childhood Immunisation Increases but Some Areas Still at Risk

27 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The National Health Performance Authorities second report on childhood immunisation rates shows the number of children not fully immunised has lowered, but there are areas in Australia where rates are low.

Vaccine to Protect Against Middle Ear Infection is a Possibility

26 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With middle ear infection the most common infection in children under the age of five, the news that a team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against it, is encouraging.

A crystal clear answer for pressure injury prevention and management

20 March, 2014 by ahhb

The Pressure Injury Prevention Program in the Hunter New England Health Local Health District is a model highly recognised within the healthcare profession since its inception in 2008. The program’s clinical lead Margo Asimus, nurse manager Felicity Williams and project officer Pui Ling (Iris) Li explain the program’s aims and outcomes.

New Medicines Listed on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April

19 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Ten new medicines to treat a range of illnesses from rare forms of cancer to skin conditions will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April.

KCI : An Epiphany in wound healing

14 March, 2014 by ahhb


Southern Hemisphere's Most Powerful Body Scanner Now Operating at UQ

13 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Southern Hemisphere's most powerful body scanner, capable of capturing extremely fine anatomical details, is now operating at The University of Queensland.

General Practice Leaders call for government to invest in training

21 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Access to affordable and timely healthcare in both rural and urban settings will be at risk if the Government fails to invest in general practice training, according to Australia’s general practice leaders.

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.

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