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Budget 2023 health impact: winners and losers

10 May, 2023

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has announced a $5.7 billion funding boost to Medicare, $951.2 million for digital health and $737 million to combat smoking and vaping as a part of the Federal Budget 2023.

TGA makes final decision on paracetamol pack sizes

08 May, 2023

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has published a final decision to reduce the maximum size of packs for various paracetamol products.

Govt vaping action gets mixed reviews from health experts

03 May, 2023

The Albanese government has released a plan to tackle vaping in Australia through stronger legislation, enforcement, education and support.

$7.9 million investment in collaborative health research

02 May, 2023

Projects aiming to improve leadership equity, mental health, children's wellbeing and patient safety are among those awarded $7.9 million in grants.

Getinge 86-Series washer disinfectors

01 May, 2023 | Supplied by: Getinge Australia Pty Ltd

The Getinge 86-series Washer-Disinfectors were engineered in cooperation with CSSD managers with the intention to create an intuitive and efficient system that will help to reduce the risk of human error.

Skilled migration change to attract global health workers

28 April, 2023

Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neill has announced a simplification of Australia's skilled migration system in a bid to attract more health workers.

Govt bestows $220m on Strengthening Medicare GP Grants Program

21 April, 2023

Grants will be provided depending on practice size, with smaller practices eligible for $25,000 or $35,000 and larger practices eligible for grants of $50,000.

Statistics highlight inequality in bulk billing

18 April, 2023

New figures show an insufficient Medicare rebate has made health care in Australia increasingly inaccessible, the RACGP said.

Funding supports chronic disease partnerships

14 April, 2023

Four projects have received a combined $5.7 million in research grants as Australia aims to foster research partnerships in the Asia–Pacific region.

2023 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards — finalists announced

13 April, 2023

Nine finalists have been announced ahead of the 2023 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards in May 2023.

Medicare non-compliance costs taxpayers up to $3bn, government review finds

05 April, 2023

Dr Philip's Review also found that the overwhelming majority of health practitioners are well meaning and protective of Medicare, and they provide a high level of care to their patients.

Infertility, a medical poverty trap affecting 1 in 6 people: WHO

05 April, 2023

Around 17.5% of the adult population, roughly 1 in 6 people worldwide, experience infertility, showing the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care.

From North Qld Cowboys player to surgeon

03 April, 2023

A former North Queensland Cowboys player turned Mater Private Hospital Townsville upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon, Dr Scott Whiting is one of 10 surgeons trained in how to use latest robotic technology Da Vinci XI.

Health practitioners' role in alleviating domestic and family violence

31 March, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Health practitioners hear about — and handle the repercussions of — family and domestic violence more than any other professional, yet many feel they are only modestly equipped to support survivors.

Standards and interoperability education at MedInfo 2023

24 March, 2023

Sydney will host MedInfo 2023 at the International Convention Centre from 8–12 July 2023, where the theme will be 'The future is accessible'.

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