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From 1 July 2019 reporting of clinical quality indicators for all Australian Government subsidised residential aged care providers will be mandatory.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced the results of the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently sent all home care providers a letter with information on upcoming improvements to home care pricing transparency and comparability.
A Cyclone Watch has been issued for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches. It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events.
The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) will establish 35 units to provide specialist dementia care to people who are experiencing very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
From 1 April 2019, new rules are being introduced to help make private health insurance simpler, more affordable. This will make it easier for you to choose the cover that best suits you and your family.
Australia's National Immunisation Strategy for 2019 to 2024 has now been released. The strategy includes eight strategic priority areas for action to complement and strengthen the NIP.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program 2018–2019 Bi-Annual Grant Opportunity, a targeted, competitive application process, is now open.
Prudential legislation and regulations set the requirements on residential aged care providers for the management of refundable accommodation deposits (RADs) they receive from residents.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced the allocation of 775 new Short-Term Restorative Care places worth an estimated $58 million per year.
In line with your funding agreement obligations, Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) data for the period of 1/7/18 to 31/12/18 must be entered into the Data Exchange by 30 January 2019. You cannot enter data for this reporting period after this date as the Data Exchange will be closed.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is available for free to young Australians through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – Get the Facts (the Campaign) has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program 2018-2019 Residential Care Expansion Round, a targeted, competitive application process, is now open.
On 17 January 2019, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced $15 million in funding for existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers delivering home modifications services.
A public consultation is currently open on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
A new report on general practice in Australia, released today by the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise
Australia will host two World Cups in 2020. This is the first time the International Cricket Council Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cups will be held as separate events in the same country.
AusVaxSafety is a national system for monitoring vaccine safety in Australia. The report shows how parents and carers responded to the SMS about their child's health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in Australia in 2016-17.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has recently published a series of Fact Sheets on vaccine preventable diseases. They provide information about the diseases and their impact in Australia, including the number of cases reported, hospitalisations and deaths.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses can now be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). This makes it easier for healthcare providers to find information about their patient’s HPV vaccinations.