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MPs, senators must work together on health: AHHA

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has called on all elected representatives to work in partnership on health and prompted cross-benchers to heed voters’ concerns on healthcare reform and funding. AHHA chief executive Alison Verhoeven said: “The message to ...

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Workers, community members sound off on aged care

Health professionals and community members have listed increasing government funding and implementing regulated nurse ratios as steps that should be taken to improve aged care. The calls come from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s phone-in and online questionnaire in ...

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Pay rise makes nurses happy, opposition angry

The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation’s Victorian branch has dismissed claims by the state’s opposition health spokesperson that the union got everything it wanted out of last week’s deal to resolve enterprise agreement negotiations. ANMF's Victorian branch recommended the state ...

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Academics explore best practice in vascular access

Australia can put vascular access devices to better use, experts said. Academics from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland said best practice for IVs and other devices within medical settings would improve patient outcomes and provide cost savings. Professor Claire Rickard ...

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BUDGET: Key measures for nursing

  Medicare Benefits Schedule – pause on rebate indexation extended The government will achieve savings of $925.3 million over two years from July 1, 2018 by extending the pause on indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule fees for all services provided by general practitioners, medical ...

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