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Head to Health gives you access to Australia’s mental health services and support in one place.  Read More
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Hospital discharge planners and physicians can refer eligible Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) clients to a range of DVA-funded medical and allied health services for post-operative care and rehabilitation.   Hospital discharge planners have an important role in coordinating the transiti...

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The 9-valent HPV vaccine Gardasil®9 (two dose schedule) will replace the 4-valent HPV Gardasil® (three does schedule), on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Vaccination providers will play a key role in informing patients about Gardasil®9. The HPV vaccine is primarily delivered th...

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The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.   The Australian Digital Health Agency and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) identified Berrigan, a town in the Riverina region of New Sout...

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On 1 February 2018 the Department of Health revised the application assessment for the Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP).  Read More
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New Medicare data shows a record amount of Australian patients are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to 85.8% in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year. This is the highest GP bulk-billing rate on record for the July to December period. &nb...

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The guidelines have been revised to be consistent with the new urgent after-hours MBS items introduced on 1 March 2018. Read More
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The limits for some consultation items done by specialists and consultant physicians changed in November 2017.  Read More
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A new immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) kit, and associated pathology services was introduced into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) in the first week of January 2018.   The Program is a population based screening program that aims to help detect bowel...

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Australia’s states and territories have joined forces in a unique and transformative partnership that harnesses technology to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children. The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative is exploring how every child in Australia can have ...

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