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New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life

New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life

Does your service have systems in place to meet the aged care standards relating to end of life care and advance care planning? Do you have quality improvement processes for end of life care?

The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website contains a Home Care toolkit developed by...

Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act

Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act

On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.

New My Health Record resources for practice managers

New My Health Record resources for practice managers

Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.

New Healthy Kids resources available

New Healthy Kids resources available

New resources are now available on the Healthy Kids for Professionals website.

Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS

Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS

As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.

Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition

Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition

GPs and practice nurses play a critical role in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. To support this role, Comcare has produced a new video for GPs and nurses on assessing capacity for patients with a psychological condition.

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?

Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website

NCIRS in partnership with The University of Sydney has recently published the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents and carers. SKAI provides a communication system and suite of resources for healthcare workers and parents/carers of babies and young children designed to support conversations about childhood vaccination.