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Smoking-related deaths among Indigenous Australians are likely to continue to rise and peak over the next decade despite big reductions in smoking over the past 20 years, a new study led by ANU has found. Lead researcher Dr Ray Lovett said the study found the lag between smoking and the onset of ...

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Widespread use of a simple online assessment tool could prevent thousands of Australians dying from heart disease, according to a new policy paper launched by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University. Launched in Canberra, the paper Heart Health: the first step to ...

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To celebrate the launch of National Carers Week 2017, the Australian Digital Heath Agency (ADHA) has partnered with Carers Australia to raise awareness of the practical tools that My Health Record offers to support carers and the broader community. The Agency has launched a video to inform carers o...

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Single Touch Payroll will streamline the way many employers do business with the ATO. Under Single Touch Payroll, employers will report payroll information directly to the ATO from their payroll or accounting software, at the same time they pay their employees.  If you have 20 or more emp...

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To celebrate National Carers Week 2017 the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal, funded by the Australian Government. The Portal provides free non-clinical interactive training to carers, community and aged care workers,...

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The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017, which passed Victorian Parliament on Thursday, establishes the state’s own mandatory real-time prescription monitoring system – to be known as SafeScript.  rRead More
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There are things to check if you’re a practice nurse claiming services you provided on behalf of a medical practitioner. Read More
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The Turnbull Government has announced a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians.   Australia’s health system is one of the best in the world where every Australian has access to the best doctors, nurses, hospitals and ...

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The HealthConsult website provides updates and links to information about the public consultation process to develop a framework for secondary use of My Health Record systems data.  Read More
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There’s a new form available online for pharmacists to order PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes. To order more PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes you’ll need to complete the order form (PB185) and email it to pbs.general.orders@humanservices.gov.au You’ll need to type – n...

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