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Federal Budget 2016-17: Summary
The Turnbull Government handed down the 2016-17 Budget on Tuesday.
New research into the perceptions of primary care staff on data quality in general practice
A new article by Abhijeet Ghosh, Sandra McCarthy and Dr Liz Halcomb, recently published in an international peer-reviewed journal, provides insight into several key barriers and enablers perceived by primary care staff in maintaining accurate and complete patient records.
Find out about important changes happening to the NDSS
From 1 July 2016, the Government is introducing changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
Could over 40,000 cancer cases in Australia be prevented?
Check Your Cancer Risk is a new interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.
New report released on mental health services
More than two million Australians got help for mental health issues through Medicare last year, attending nearly 10 million appointments.
My Health Record: eLearning course now available!
The online training is a combination of existing and new material and will continue to be updated, incorporating feedback from users as the My Health Record system continues to evolve.
2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine
You should now be receiving your supply of 2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine.
Measles alert: Two confirmed cases in April 2016
Four cases of measles have been reported in Sydney in the past two weeks.
Important update regarding My Health Record
Detailed letters with additional information about My Health Record, along with some frequently asked questions you may have or your patients may ask you, were distributed recently.
Federal Government announcement: A Healthier Medicare for chronically-ill patients
The Federal Government has unveiled proposed reforms to the health system in an attempt to curb the rate of unnecessary hospitalisations.