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New obligations for nurses and midwives

From the beginning of this month, nurses and midwives will be under a national registration scheme. The introduction of a single national registration and accreditation system for health professions became a reality on the first day of this month. The ...

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Improving outcomes in remote Australia

A masters program to train specialist nursing practitioners for remote and indigenous communities has been launched in central Australia.  The Alice Springs based Centre for Remote Health (CRH), co-funded by Charles Darwin University and Flinders University, has launched the master ...

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Research no dummy

Universities have joined forces to develop streamlined clinical training. The University of Queensland and Monash University schools of nursing and midwifery have joined forces to help the government reform the education and training of midwives. The consortium was awarded the ...

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Producing a competent workforce

Universities are finding clinical practice can be improved within its walls, writes Annie May. Clinical placements are essential for undergraduate nursing students in developing the required skills to join the workforce. However, with nurses and healthcare facilities experiencing increased demand, ...

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Seeing kids get the best start in life

Nurses are ideally placed to inform parents about infant eye health, new research shows. New research shows that Australian mothers look to early childhood health clinics and family care centres for infant eye health advice, with community nurses best placed ...

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Dissecting the health debate

Experts delve into the detail of the government’s health reforms. A panel of academics, policy makers and leaders in health care will come together today to review the strategic and economic aspects of the government’s health reform package. The Australian ...

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Petitioners want Lucas to go

Health workers call for minister to take responsibility for pay bungle. Close to 800 Queenslanders have signed an online petition calling for the resignation of Health Minister Paul Lucas over the health payroll fiasco. Auditor-General Glenn Poole last week delivered ...

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Breaking the cycle

New depression resource for healthcare workers. Talking about depression helps break the “fear factor” of seeing it as a weakness instead of an illness. People aren’t ashamed to talk about or seek help for diabetes or asthma, so why would ...

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Changing of the guard

Aged care number one priority for new ANF leadership. The Australian Nursing Federation has a new leadership team with Lee Thomas assuming the role of federal secretary and Yvonne Chaperon taking on the federal assistant secretary position. Prior to taking ...

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More doctors from July next year

Medicare Locals will boost GP access to aged care, Roxon says Health Minister Nicola Roxon says no one will be denied the right to see the doctor of their choice under Medicare Locals. The first group of Medicare Locals - ...

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