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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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Federal Budget 2016: The sector reacts

Peak bodies often use the term mixed bag when discussing how healthcare fares in each year’s federal Budget, and the 2016–17 showing is no different. Below, Nursing Review gets the lay of the land from some of the sector's leaders and ...

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