Items of Interest for Members

March 2017

MABEL Policy Brief, Issue 3, 2017
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Listed: 16 March 2017

NSW Health - Make Healthy Normal - stakeholder enews - March 2017
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Listed: 9 March 2017

February 2017

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - February 2017
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Listed: 1 March 2017

pharmac - device advice - February 2017

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Listed: 6 February 2017

January 2017

mabel research:
What motivates specialists to do rural outreach? - New published MABEL research

New MABEL research published online at Human Resources for Health.

For further details on the latest activities from the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, please visit our website: mabel.org.au

The paper is available online HERE
Listed: 9 January 2017

December 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - December 2016
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Listed: 19 December 2016

mabel research:
Australia's rural medical workforce: Supply from its medical schools against career stage, gender and rural-origin

New MABEL research published online in the Australian Journal of Rural Health.

For further details on the latest activities from the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, please visit our website: mabel.org.au

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Listed: 16 December 2016

pharmac - device advice - December 2016
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Listed 5 December 2016

November 2016

The Genetic and Rare Disease Network, WA
The Genetic and Rare Disease Network in Western Australia are compiling a register of health professionals who have specialist knowledge and experience in a particular rare and/or genetic disease. The GARDN anticipate this register could create networking opportunities for Health Professionals across Australia and improve access to specialist knowledge.

Health professionals may self-nominate an area of specialised knowledge and experience in genetic and rare diseases.

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Listed: 30 November 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - November 2016
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Listed: 29 November 2016

October 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - October 2016
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Listed: 25 October 2016
pharmac - device advice
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Listed: 18 October 2016

2016 ERS (European Respiratory Society) International Congress – Focus on Asthma, Conference Review
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Listed: 18 October 2016

September 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2016
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Listed: 29 September 2016

NSW Health's Make Healthy Normal campaign - Stakeholder Enews

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Listed: 5 September 2016

mabel research:
How does the workload and work activities of procedural GPs compare to non-procedural GPs?

New MABEL research published online in the Australian Journal of Rural Health.

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Listed: 20 September

mabel research:
Vocational training of general practitioners in rural locations is critical for the Australian rural medical workforce

New research using MABEL data highlights the importance of training GPs in rural locations to help solve the rural shortage. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Listed: 8 September

August 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - August 2016
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Listed: 30 August 2016

pharmac - device advice

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Listed: 9 August 2016

NEW: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes, 2016

Developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia in partnership with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

The updated guideline provides practice advice and recommendations to guide health professionals caring for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in an Australian context, based on current evidence. It is intended to replace the National Heart Foundation of Australia / Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand ACS guidelines published in 2006, and addenda of 2007 and 2011.

Endorsed by IMSANZ

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Listed: 2 August 2016

July 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - July 2016
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Listed: 2 August 2016

Advanced Training Committee (ATC) - EOI - July 2016

The Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in General and Acute Care Medicine is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from RACP Fellows to join the ATC as Appointed Member. Please note, while the position is preferably recommended for a NSW-based Fellow, EOIs from non-NSW Fellows will be considered.

The Committee oversees Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine in Australia. There is currently one vacancy.

The ATC meets via teleconference twice yearly, with two face-to-face meetings in Sydney per year. The term of office is for two years, with the option to serve up to a maximum of six years. Please contact Bev Bucalon via email on generalmedicineadvanced@racp.edu.au to obtain an EOI form. EOIs are due by COB Friday 29 July 2016.

Listed: 6 July 2016

June 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - June 2016
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Listed: 24 June 2016

NSW Health: Make Healthy Normal - stakeholder enews - Issue 4, June 2016
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Listed: 15 June 2016

pharmac - device advice
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Listed: 2 June 2016

May 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - May 2016
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Listed: 26 May 2016

MABEL matters No. 11 - May 2016
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Listed: 17 May 2016

April 2016

pharmac - device advice
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Listed: 13 April 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - APRIL 2016
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Listed: 28 April 2016

March 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - March 2016
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Listed: 30 March 2016

NSW Health: Make Healthy Normal - stakeholder enews - March 2016
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Listed: 21 March 2016

February 2016

pharmac - device advice
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Listed: 17February 2016

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE
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Listed: 26 February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

Australian federation of medical women - newsletter, December 2015
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Listed: 15 December 2015

PHARMAC - Device Advice
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Listed 10 December 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - December 2015
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Listed 22 December 2015

November 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - November 2015
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Listed 30 November 2015

NSW Health Care Complaints Commission’s Annual Report
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Listed 30 November 2015

NSW Health's 'Make Healthy Normal' Campaign - E-News, November 2015
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Listed 10 November 2015

October 2015

MABEL Wave 7 Data
The new release contains Wave 7 of the MABEL Data, which includes the results of new questions on Specialists’ outreach work. The new release also contains revised data from Waves 1-6, updated to include District of Workforce Shortage status.

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Listed: 14th October 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - OCTOBER 2015
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Listed: 28th October 2015

PHARMAC DEVICE ADVICE - Issue 13
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Listed 21 October 2015

September 2015

NSW Health's 'Make Healthy Normal' Campaign - ENews, September 2015
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Listed: 23 September 2015

MABEL Wave 7 Data
The new release contains Wave 7 of the MABEL Data, which includes the results of new questions on Specialists’ outreach work. The new release also contains revised data from Waves 1-6, updated to include District of Workforce Shortage status.

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Listed: 29th September 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - September 2015
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Listed: 29th September 2015

August 2015

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS - ADULT MEDICINE DIVISION COUNCIL Communique
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Listed: 28th August 2015
MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - August 2015
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Listed: 28th August 2015

PHARMAC DEVICE ADVICE - A PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY NEWSLETTER - August 2015
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Listed:19 August 2015

JULY 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - July 2015
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Listed: 31 July 2015

June 2015

PHARMAC Device Advice - a Pharmaceutical Management Agency newsletter - JULY 2015
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Listed: 7 July 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - UPDATE - June 2015

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Listed: 29 June 2015

MAY 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - Update - MAY 2015
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Listed: 28 May 2015

Mabel Matters #10, May 2015
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Listed: 25 May 2015

PHARMAC Device Advice - a Pharmaceutical Management Agency newsletter - May 2015
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Listed: 1 May 2015

APRIL 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - Update - APRIL 2015
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Listed: 30 April 2015

MARCH 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - Update - MARCH 2015
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Listed: 26 March 2015

Clinical Communiqué - Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine - Volume 2 Issue 1 March 2015
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Listed: 3 March 2015

FEBRUARY 2015

PHARMAC Device Advice - a Pharmaceutical Management Agency newsletter - February 2015
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Listed: 27 February 2015

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA - Update - FEBRUARY 2015
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Listed: 26 February 2015

MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Calls For Public Comment
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Listed: 23 February 2015

December 2014

Medical Board of Australia - Update - December 2014
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Listed: 18 December 2014

PHARMAC - Device Advice - December 2014
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Listed: 11 December 2014

Sedation in Palliative Care - Indications and Guidelines (Presentation Online Now)
The video includes a lecture style presentation by A/Prof Jennifer Philip indications and guidelines around sedation in palliative care, followed by a mulit-disciplinary discussion with three panellists.

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Listed: 8 December 2014

November 2014

PHARMAC - Notification regarding changes TO decision criteria AND factors for Consideration

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Listed: 27 November 2014

NSW Health Care Complaints Commission - Annual Report 2013-14 Released

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission’s annual report for 2013-14 was tabled in both houses of Parliament on 20 November 2014. Electronic copies of the report are now publicly available on the Commission’s website.

This is the final annual report released under Commissioner Kieran Pehm, which includes a review of his time as Commissioner of the Health Care Complaints Commission since July 2005.

In the 2013-14 year specifically, the number of complaints to the Commission continued increased in line with the trend experienced over the past years. The Commission continued to strive for a timely and professional handling of complaints in the public interest and to continuously improve the service it offers to the public.

The Commission has also worked closely with health providers, regulation bodies, researchers and other relevant bodies in the health system to use the lessons learned from complaints and its own expertise in complaint-handling procedures to improve the delivery of health care services and associated policies, processes and structures.

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Listed: 27 November 2014

Medical Board of Australia - Update - November 2014
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Listed: 27 November 2014

October 2014

Medical Services Advisory Committee - Protocol Advisory Sub-Committee, Invitation for feedback
PASC is seeking public feedback on MSAC Protocols for the next PASC Meeting. IMSANZ members may be particularly interested in
  • 1396 - Noninvasive prenatal testing for common trisomies (21, 18 and 13)
  • 1353 - Measurement of Calprotectin as a marker of bowel inflammation
  • 1369 - Male stress urinary incontinence, sling operation for, with or without synthetic mesh
  • 1372 - MRI Liver scan for the detection and characterisation of focal liver lesions

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Listed: 29 October 2014

Medical Board of Australia - Update - October 2014
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Listed: 29 October 2014

Free palliative care online training for all health professionals - Palliative Care: Getting Started
The Centre for Palliative Care is a state-wide service based at St Vincent’s Hospital and is a collaborative centre of the University of Melbourne.

Palliative Care: Getting Started provides a detailed introduction for health professionals caring for people and their families living with a life-threatening illness. The module is evidence based, promotes best practice and includes links to relevant resources valuable for your clinical practice. Although the course was developed in Australia, it has worldwide relevance for health professionals involved in the care of people with a life-threatening illness.

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Listed: 22 October 2014

PHARMAC - Device Advice - Issue 7 - OCTOBER 2014
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Listed: 22 October 2014

Pharmac - Proposal to list a range of Interventional Cardiology products by Medtronic NZ Ltd.
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Interventional Cardiology products supplied by Medtronic New Zealand Limited (“Medtronic”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2014.

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Listed: 22 October 2014

PHARMAC - Hospital Devices Newsletter - OCTOBER 2014
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Listed: 22 October 2014

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION ON SAFETY AND QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE - October 2014
Be MedicineWise Week 2014: 13-19 October 2014

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Listed: 22 October 2014



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