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Central to the task

Breast care nurses help guide cancer patients in the right direction throughout their continuum.  About 113 out of every 100,000 Australian females will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, a figure set to remain constant until at least 2020. ...

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Moves to extend HECS relief to nurses

The federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek says she will investigate calls by the National Rural Health Students’ Network for nurses and allied health professionals to be included in the HECS reimbursement scheme. The federal government will investigate an expansion ...

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News in brief

Union petition to force re-entry fees debate The NSW Nurses’ Association is petitioning the NSW Parliament to help fund the cost of the $10,000 re-entry program for nurses seeking to return to the workforce. The union is hoping to obtain ...

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Outback cancer care in the air

The Royal Flying Doctor Service, in partnership with the McGrath Foundation, has appointed its first breast cancer nurse. Linda Belardi reports. Jo Beven’s patients live in an area that takes in three states - about 640,000 square kilometers. As part ...

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Reaching the remote

It's been three years since Jane McGrath's passing and her dream is taking flight, with the 67th McGrath Breast Care Nurse position literally taking to the skies. In a first for Australia, a fulltime breast cancer nurse will be joining ...

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