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First Online Survey – Painaustralia National Action Plan

The Australian Government recently announced funding for Painaustralia to develop a National Action Plan on Chronic Pain Management.  The National Action Plan is a critical and overdue step towards improving quality of life for the millions of Australians who live with chronic pain (daily pain that lasts three months or longer) and reducing the burden of pain which is increasingly impacting families, communities and the economy. The Plan will set out key priority areas and measures to improve access to, and knowledge of, best practice pain management in the next three to five years. 

My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018

My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record

Resources to engage with under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program

80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist healthcare providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.


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