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You want the best outcomes for your patients, and with Avant's support you could make all the difference. Australia's leading medical indemnity organisation is excited to announce the new Avant Quality Improvement Grants Program. Launching on 1 August 2016, these grants could give you the opportuni...

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Applications are now open for optometry training and education grants of up to $10,000. The purpose of the Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust is to advance and foster the practice of optometry, principally in Victoria, through research and education, to improve patient out...

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Building on several smaller trials in the US and Europe, researchers across Australia and New Zealand are launching the largest randomised control trial into the use of ketamine for patients suffering from long-term depression. They will enrol 200 adult patients over a three-year trial to re...

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A NEW super-vaccine with the ability to eliminate all 90 known strains of the world’s most deadly bacterial disease is being developed. G-PN is a whole cell pneumococcal vaccine that is inactivated by exposure to gamma irradiation. It was developed by researchers from the University of A...

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"When employees are engaged with their work and organisation, they’re more likely to perform well. This is particularly important in the context of health, where engagement improves the efficiency and effectiveness of services, reduces staff absenteeism and turnover, increases patient sat...

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A small pilot study has found that recording smart phone video ‘selfies’ of tooth-brushing can help people improve their tooth-brushing skills. “Often, tooth-brushing is learned and practised without proper supervision,” said Lance T. Vernon, co-author of the study. &ldquo...

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Patient-Centred Healthcare Homes in Australia: Towards Successful Implementation is a newly published report and a collaboration between the RACGP, the Consumers Health Forum, the George Institute for Global Health and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. On 12 July 2016 the four organisations hos...

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"Despite the best efforts of the clinical community, we have a problem that needs to be urgently tackled and addressed: our fathers, partners, brothers, relatives and mates might be living longer with prostate cancer, but many are living poor quality lives as a result of treatment side effects. Thes...

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In the latest volume of Annual Review of Nutrition, Professor David Raubenheimer and Professor Stephen Simpson from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre call for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science through a new framework called 'nutritional geometry' – the culmination...

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This course may be of interest to AAPM Members: The AHHA and LEI Group have come together to offer Australia’s premium online course in Health Economics. Certified by the University of Ontario, one of Canada’s leading Universities, this course provides graduates with the essential skill...

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