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CDC Summit: licence bias and IT providers

In the latest aged-care approval rounds, few consumer directed care (CDC) licences went to the private sector. There is a bias,  SummitCare chief executive Cynthia Payne said at a CDC summit in Sydney recently. “As a private provider trying to get into that ...

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$54.5 million to build dementia response teams

The federal government is to commit $54.5 million over four years towards dementia support services for the establishment of a number of new Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT). In a statement, assistant minister for social services Mitch Fifield explained that ...

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NHMRC targets dementia in 2015

Prevention, improved diagnosis and better overall care were nominated by the National Health and Medical Research Council as the three key aspects of dementia in need of greater research focus in 2015. The announcement is based on a survey of 187 consumers ...

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Coalition backs down on controversial MBS changes

Nurses and doctors have welcomed a government pledge for greater consultation with the health professions following the Coalition’s backdown on its controversial plans to slash rebates for shorter GP consultations. From next week, a scheduled change to standard, time-based GP ...

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