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Urgent care clinics open up nationwide

The Albanese Government's early campaign promise of establishing more than 50 urgent care clinics (UCC) has taken shape as 58 UCCs are now open across Australia. Health Minister Mark Butler said the UCCs were starting to deliver care seven days ...

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Medicare revamp may break down barriers for nurses

The government's medicare overhaul could give nurses a more prominent role in diagnosing and prescribing medication for patients in healthcare settings. Last week, Labor flagged the Medicare system as 'unfit for purpose' after data revealed that bulk-billing rates had plummeted ...

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Medicare removes gender references

Gender discrimination will soon be eradicated from Medicare documents and service provision, according to Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and Minister for Human Services Jan McLucas. “If you need a medical treatment under Medicare you should be able to get ...

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A need to be specific about general practice

With practice nurses doing a wider range of work in general practice their duties and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. By Eamon Merrick, Christine Duffield, Richard Baldwin and Margaret Fry. Nursing features prominently in the future of Australia's primary ...

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