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New guidelines for co-sleeping with newborns

SA has implemented recommendations of the state coroner to encourage babies to sleep in their own beds. Parents will be discouraged from taking babies into their own beds under new safe sleeping guidelines released by the South Australian Government. The ...

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No confidence in TAS govt over health budget cuts

Criticism mounts over the Tasmanian government’s slashing of $60 million for elective surgery. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has slammed the Tasmanian government for its decision to slash its elective surgery budget. The Tasmanian government will pull more than $60 million ...

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Global patient safety guidelines released

The World Health Organisation will unveil new guidelines devised by an Australian academic at tomorrow’s launch. Guidelines developed in Australia to keep medical patients safe while undergoing treatment are being adopted by health workers around the world. The World Health ...

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Federal govt bails out Brisbane GP clinic

Roxon steps in to save Redcliffe super clinic with an additional $3.2 million funding. The federal government will spend an extra $3.2 million to make sure a problem-plagued GP Super Clinic in Brisbane's northern suburbs can open its doors in ...

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Reforming the rural workforce

Kate Leaver reports on the latest developments in Health Workforce Australia's (HWA) reform agenda. It's more than three decades since a group of 130 remote area nurses congregated in Alice Springs with a collective goal in mind; getting the government ...

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Budget cuts slash graduate intake

Final year students rally over cuts to Tasmania's graduate nurse intake, Linda Belardi reports. One-third of Tasmania's annual graduate nurse intake has been slashed, due to public cost cutting. The Tasmanian Minister for Health, Michelle O'Byrne announced a 2012 employment ...

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Nurses to contribute to health policy

Nursing dean calls on the profession to break its policy silence, writes Linda Belardi. A ''virtual policy'' school to encourage the active involvement of nurses in public policy is to be established. The school will be an international collaboration between ...

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Review of health research announced

Government announces first strategic review of health and medical research in a decade. The 2011 Australian of the Year, Simon McKeon, is to chair an independent review of health and medical research in Australia and recommend a 10-year strategic health ...

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‘Dumbing down’ of child health workforce under fire

Proposals to remove midwifery qualifications for child and family health nurses have attracted widespread criticism. Linda Belardi reports. Child and family health nurses have slammed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to remove midwifery qualifications from their training. Nurses predominantly in ...

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