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Announcement of Primary Health Network boundary details welcomed
16th October 2014
The Commonwealth Department of Health has released the long-awaited boundaries for the Primary Health Networks to replace Medicare Locals from July 1, 2015. The boundary of the new South Western Sydney Primary Health Network remains consistent with the current South Western Medicare Local boundary a... [more]
Hearing health crisis in Aged Care
9th October 2014
A lack of formal training for carers has created a hidden crisis in hearing health in Australia’s aged care system. According to the Deafness Forum of Australia, despite the high proportion of aged people requiring hearing care, their needs have been grossly ignored. [more]
Updated RACGP Smoking Cessation guide
8th October 2014
The RACGP has released an update of its resource, Support Smoking Cessation: A Guide for Health Professionals.
Smoking remains the number one behavioural risk factor and is responsible for the highest level of preventable and premature deaths in Australia despite a continuing decline in smoking ra... [more]