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Free palliative care education and training

Everyone who works in health and aged care has an important role in providing high-quality, person-centred palliative care.

Expressions of Interest to join the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal

We are seeking expressions of interest to fill 3 vacancies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal (PBRT) that commence in May 2024. Consider applying if you have expertise in regulatory fields, competition research or legal practice relating to medicine and pharmacy.

Unleashing the potential of our health workforce

The Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce Review is seeking submissions to better understand how health professionals work across primary care.

Take part in the PaRIS Health Survey

We invite general practices to take part in the PaRIS (Patient-Reported Indicator Survey) Health Survey. This international research aims to improve the care of adults living with chronic conditions.

Heart Health

Heart Week is Australia’s national heart health awareness week held in the first week of May each year.

Release of the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023–2027

The Australian Government has announced the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework. The framework supports registered nurses to work to their full ability in rural and remote healthcare settings.

Release of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report is now available. It outlines a vision for Australia’s primary care system of the future.

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive

Updates to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) aim to improve continuity of care and health outcomes for First Nations people with chronic disease.

First meeting of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, chaired by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, met in Sydney on 29 July 2022 for the first time. A communique outlining discussions has been released.

Supporting and Strengthening Primary Care as Australia opens up

The Australian Government is taking further steps to support and strengthen the health system as we open up to living with COVID-19 under phases B and C of the National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID Response, as agreed by National Cabinet.

Consultation is open for the draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

If you have an interest in primary health care and want to have a say about our draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan, consultations are now open. Find out how you can get involved and make a submission.
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