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A need to be specific about general practice

With practice nurses doing a wider range of work in general practice their duties and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. By Eamon Merrick, Christine Duffield, Richard Baldwin and Margaret Fry. Nursing features prominently in the future of Australia's primary ...

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Gap narrows, but more work needed

There are still many obstacles facing the 2030 aim of health equality for indigenous Australians. By Amie Larter Although it appears Australia is starting to minimise the disparity between quality of life for indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, there is still ...

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Victory for Victorian health

“A victory for commonsense” is how the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) described the federal government’s decision to restore more than $100 million taken out of the Victorian public hospitals budget. “We acknowledge the redirection of funding for Victoria as a ...

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Apple Isle feels the squeeze

Amie Larter talks to Neroli Ellis about the state of nursing in Tasmania. What were the main challenges for nurses in Tasmania throughout 2011- 2012? The significant budget cuts in health in this financial year resulted in the closure of ...

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Click where it hurts

The adoption of video-conferencing technology for patient consultations in Australia is at a tipping point. For the first time, national standards and clinical guidelines for the use of telehealth by nurses and midwives will be available from next year; a ...

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Mental health cap short-sighted

The government’s decision not to increase funding for the nurse incentive program is a missed opportunity in preventative care, writes Scott Harris The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) has been responsible for saving lives and improving the health of ...

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Language a big hurdle

The English language proficiency of internationally trained nurses is an important issue for patient safety but there are global concerns about the appropriateness of the testing process, writes Tiffany Lynch. The Australian healthcare sector is expected to experience an unprecedented ...

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Concerns over graduate job readiness

New research is exploring the significant conflict that exists between what employers and graduates want from nursing graduates, Linda Belardi reports. Some employers are concerned Australia’s education system is not producing registered nurses who are workplace ready and have called ...

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Nurses welcome federal lifeline for TAS health

The ANF Tasmanian branch has applauded the federal government’s $325 million injection into the state’s ailing health system. Australian Nursing Federation Tasmanian branch state secretary Neroli Ellis has welcomed the federal government’s $325 million rescue package and said lives would ...

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ACT boosts hospital funding

Last week’s ACT budget committed funding for additional nurses and elective surgery operations. Treasurer Andrew Barr has given the ACT's hospital system a massive $109.5 million boost despite strained finances. Some $31.6 million has been allocated to meet growth in ...

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