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DHS provides a range of forms for health professionals, practice staff and pharmacy assistants that can be downloaded to view, print, complete and return to the Department. There is now a 'fast track' search option for forms on the website, to assist you in locating a particular form by role and ta...

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The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) is the professional association for business managers of all healthcare practices including general practice, specialists, dentists and allied health as well as multi- disciplinary clinics. Our aim is to ensure that healthcare practices are e...

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APNA Education and Career Framework - Online Consultation Series Launched and Final Face-to-Face Workshops With face to face workshops completed in every capital city throughout Australia by the end of October 2016, APNA is keen to hear from nurses based in regional, rural and remote settings and t...

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The National Shingles Vaccination Program will commence from 1 November 2016. People eligible to receive the free shingles vaccine include: people aged 70 years of age as an ongoing program people aged 71-79 years of age as a catch-up program until 31 October 2021 Peopl...

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Are you new to primary health care or want to support nurses who are? APNA’s Transition to Practice Pilot Program is a 12 month transition support program which aims to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of nurses commencing work in primary health care settings such as:  ...

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In 2014, The CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs stated. "Practice old models and you will fail. Create value and you will succeed…" Private medical practice in Australia is experiencing significant change, including new funding models, advances in technology and more patient-cen...

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Below is an invitation to attend a seminar on ‘Health Care Neighbourhoods and Integrated Care Implications for the Development of Patient Centred Medical and Health Care Homes’ and the launch of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Website ‘Navigating the Health Care Neighb...

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On World Obesity Day, 11 October, a group of health experts, doctors, celebrities and scientists joined forces to launch SugarByHalf, a local long-term campaign that aims to cut Australia’s sky-high added sugar consumption in half. Australia has a growing issue with added sugar in what SugarB...

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New research suggests a low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop. Though to date have been done only on rats, results are promising. Using ophthalmic instruments that are routinely used in eye clinics,...

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  The University of Sydney invites doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeons who are registered to practise in Australia to participate in an online survey on antibiotic use and resistance. The survey explores attitudes towards antibiotic use and resistance, information sources, resource and e...

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