Clock is ticking to nominate a Medicare champion

Nominations are rolling in for the Australian Government’s Stronger Medicare Awards.

The Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care

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Nominations are rolling in for the Albanese Government’s Stronger Medicare Awards.
 
There are just under two months left to submit a nomination for the Stronger Medicare Awards that recognise the contributions of people working in Australia’s primary care sector.
 
Primary care is the first port of call for Australians when they have a health complaint – from general practice to allied health, mental health and so much more.
 
If you know someone – working alone or as part of a team – that provides exceptional care or embraces innovation, then nominate them as a Medicare Champion.
 
The Stronger Medicare Awards honour and recognise our Medicare Champions. These everyday people, teams and practices are the backbone of primary care – people who are changing lives for the better each and every day.
 
Since Medicare’s introduction in 1974, primary care workers have helped millions of people across the country and saved thousands of lives.
 
Medicare Champions go above and beyond to improve the health of their patients and people in their community.
 
Submit your nomination here. Nominations close on Sunday 30 June 2024.
 
The awards will be announced at a ceremony in Canberra in November 2024.
 
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“Every day, there are Australians working in primary care going above and beyond to make a positive difference to our health, our lives, our families and our communities.
 
“Nominating them for a Stronger Medicare Award is your chance to acknowledge their efforts and show them how deeply they are appreciated.
 
“They might deliver standout patient care; provide innovative, multidisciplinary care; or be outstanding in their work with diverse communities or vulnerable patients.
 
“Australians know that doctors, nurses and so many other healthcare workers don’t do what they do for the limelight, but this is our chance to say thanks and to recognise these Medicare Champions.”

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