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Entries for May 2018

The Australian Digital Health Agency has announced the three month My Health Record opt out date that will precede the national expansion. Every Australian will be offered a record, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018...

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In recognition of the important work carried out by GPs and their practices nationwide, the RACGP is again celebrating World Family Doctor Day (WFDD) on Saturday 19 May.  The RACGP theme for WFDD is ‘from our family to yours’, which acknowledges that practice families inc...

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The Department of Health has refreshed its educational videos to help promote influenza vaccination to pregnant women and strategies to increase uptake. There are three videos (one for health professionals and two for consumers) which highlight the risks associated with influenza during pregnancy an...

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A team from the UK have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. In a review of six trials conducted to investigate the effects of acupuncture on patients with dental anxiety, the team from the University of York used a points scale to measure anxiety in th...

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An Australian study has developed a method that allows observable damage to the optic nerve caused by glaucoma to be accurately and directly linked to vision loss. For the first time, scientists from the Centre for Eye Health and the University of New South Wales’ School of Optometry and Visi...

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Learn how to get PBS Authorities online with the help of Department of Human Servicse updated eLearning module. Read More
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The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) has launched a powerful new video urging health professionals to start the conversation about family and domestic violence with their patients.   In Victoria, intimate partner violence is a leading contributor of death, disability an...

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GPs will be actively involved in the delivery of the Federal Government’s My Health Record, with a new partnership designed to train doctors in the use of the national online health information repository and prepare them to answer patients’ questions. The partnership between the Royal ...

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On Sunday, the Australian Government announced it had accepted a package of 40 recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce – 38 in full and two in part.   Included in this announcement are recommendations related to the following clinical committees:   Endocrinology ...

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