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This year, every Australian will get a My Health Record unless they tell us they don’t want one. Based on independent research, individuals have told us that the most acceptable channel to receive information about the My Health Record is via their healthcare providers. We therefore expect yo...

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An unprecedented increase in the number of people wanting flu vaccinations has caused a shortage in supply ahead of this year’s flu season. Australia’s Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Hobbs on Monday said it was positive that people were taking steps to protect themselves agai...

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Australian clinical digital health leaders are being invited to join a new national network to champion digital health throughout hospitals and healthcare organisations. The network will provide forums and channels for knowledge sharing that supports improved patient care. Health Informatics ...

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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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