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We invite RAS and ACAT assessors to participate in research into how we communicate with My Aged Care users about accessing services. If you are interested, email your name, phone number, location and position to MRU@health.gov.au by 31 January 2020.
We invite health professionals who refer clients to aged care services to participate in a 30–45 minute online forum. If you are interested, email your name, phone number, location and position to MRU@health.gov.au by 31 January 2020.
The Chief Medical Officer joined Minister Hunt for an announcement at the Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. The CMO and Minister Hunt also gave an update on novel coronavirus in Australia.
The health effects of short-term exposure to bushfire smoke include irritation of the nose, throat and eyes, coughing, sneezing, and congestion. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of exposure.
The first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities this morning. Find out more about novel coronavirus.
A new electronic referral process allowing GPs to refer their patients to My Aged Care directly from their practice management systems is now available.
In the 2019–20 Budget the Australian Government announced that funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) will be extended from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.
Approved aged care providers have an important role to ensure care recipients continue to receive quality care during and after emergency events by being well prepared for any events that might affect services.
A new online form is available on the My Aged Care website that allows consumers, or someone acting on their behalf, to register with My Aged Care and apply for their first assessment online.