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Labor condemns WA hospitals plan

Delegates at the ALP national conference have rejected WA plans to privatise elements of the public hospital system. Federal Labor has declared war on the WA Liberal government's privatisation of public hospitals. At the ALP national conference in Sydney on ...

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Scholarships to lure back NSW nurses

Nurses who want to return to the NSW public health system can now apply for scholarships to help them pay for mandatory refresher courses. In a bid to lure nurses back to the system, the NSW Minister for Health Jillian ...

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Spotlight on English testing regime

New research explores the experience of non-English speaking nurses on their journey to registration in Australia. By Linda Belardi. The English language requirements for registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia will come under scrutiny in the first independent ...

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Undervalued nurses set to walk in droves

National survey paints bleak picture of nurse dissatisfaction. By Linda Belardi. The nursing workforce is facing a staff turnover crisis with 15 per cent of nurses saying they will leave the profession within a year, the first national survey of ...

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NSW ‘second to US’ in health costs

NSW patients face high care costs in comparison to other nations NSW patients pay more for out-of-pocket medical expenses than do citizens of every country except the US, a report has found. The Bureau of Health Information’s second annual report, ...

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Slow progress on ‘landmark’ maternity reforms

Major stumbling blocks still exist for eligible midwives and nurse practitioners to take advantage of the government’s reforms. Linda Belardi reports. Fewer than five eligible midwives have managed to sign a collaborative agreement with a doctor, one year into the ...

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Vic hospitals reduce midwifery intake

Victorian midwifery graduates are frustrated over a lack of graduate positions, Linda Belardi reports. Less than half of Monash University’s midwifery graduates have been offered a graduate position within the state’s public maternity units next year. Dr Carole Gilmour, course ...

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The advantages of self-regulating

The development of specialist nurse credentialing in Australia has the potential to both empower nurses and improve patient care, writes Kim Ryan. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has long recognised that setting standards for nursing education and practice is ...

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Clever connections

Just as a round of government funding gets underway, new research looks at the growth of teaching nursing homes in Australia and highlights the role they can play in improving quality of care and countering workforce issues. Darragh O Keeffe ...

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