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Union attacks providers for blocking wage increases

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has criticised non-profit providers for undermining proposals to improve aged-care workers’ wages. As part of the federal government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms, the Aged Care Workforce Compact is expected to deliver $1.2 billion to ...

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Bryant’s career in perspective

As an activist for nurses and patients, Rosemary Bryant has made giant steps. She speaks to Amie Larter about her working life. Rosemary Bryant has had a distinguished career in nursing, currently holding the position of Commonwealth chief nurse and ...

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Aged workforce increases in size

With more than 240,000 workers employed in the aged care industry, its safe to admit that the workforce has been increasing steadily over the last five years.  According to The Aged Care Workforce 2012 survey, the number of registered nurses working ...

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Experts warn about diabetes rise

Latest statistics show that up to three million Australians over the age of 25 will have diabetes by 2025. National Diabetes Week –14 to 20 July – serves as a timely reminder for Australians to take steps to change their ...

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Managing allergic rhinitis

As allergy rates skyrocket nurses are playing an increasingly important role in allergy testing, patient education, medication compliance and liaison with GPs. Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common allergic diseases, and yet is often trivialised in Australia. It ...

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The fall-out from falls

A $1.5 million research trial to prevent falls hopes to keep elders standing firm.  Amid current concerns about the impact of falls on the ongoing health of older people, research is being conducted via a patient-centred program to prevents falls, ...

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