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Urgent care clinics open up nationwide

The Albanese Government's early campaign promise of establishing more than 50 urgent care clinics (UCC) has taken shape as 58 UCCs are now open across Australia. Health Minister Mark Butler said the UCCs were starting to deliver care seven days ...

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Medicare removes gender references

Gender discrimination will soon be eradicated from Medicare documents and service provision, according to Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and Minister for Human Services Jan McLucas. “If you need a medical treatment under Medicare you should be able to get ...

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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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Mental health experts debate child screening

Concerns of false diagnosis and overmedicating young children have been raised ahead of a national rollout of a program to test three-year-olds for social and emotional issues. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says safeguards are needed to ensure the government's ...

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Senate backs visiting rights for private midwives

A senate motion has called on the health minister to facilitate access and admitting rights for privately practicing midwives to Australia’s public hospitals. The senate has passed a motion calling for immediate action on the obstacles facing privately practicing midwives ...

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