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The Australian Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding.
The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program started on 1 July 2019 and requires all residential aged care providers to collect data on three quality indicators.
We’re looking for people with expertise in relevant clinical or scientific fields or health consumer issues to help ensure the safety of Australia’s medicines and medical products.
The Australian Government is improving the information that doctors and pharmacists give to patients about the safe and effective use of prescription medicines and certain over-the-counter medicines.
The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
The My Aged Care Provider Portal will open from 22 July until 11.59pm AEST 23 October 2019 for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to upload the grandfathered client data collection template.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of Dengvaxia® for Australians. It includes information about the dengue virus, as well as use, efficacy and safety of the dengue vaccine in Australians.
The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program started on 1 July 2019 and requires all residential aged care service providers to collect data on each care recipient every quarter against three quality indicators.
The department will trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding in late 2019 and early 2020. Between 5,000 and 10,000 aged care residents will be assessed using the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) tool as part of the trial.
A new Charter of Aged Care Rights for people receiving Australian Government funded aged care services started on 1 July 2019. Find out more for CHSP providers.
Home care providers should by now have met the 1 July 2019 home care pricing requirements. This includes publishing pricing information in the new home care pricing schedule, displayed on the My Aged Care website.
Australia’s medical device regulator has announced it is proposing to take strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
View Queensland Health's 2019 Communique about the provision of antiviral medication for influenza outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.