A-Z listing

This page lists selected pages alphabetically and identifies publications, programs/initiatives and campaigns

Page last updated: 11 November 2019 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

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A list of environmental health publications

A list of environmental health publications

List of Publications on environmental health currently distributed by the Office of Health Protection of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

2010Publication
About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

About Communicable Diseases Intelligence

This page contains introductory information about the journal Communicable Diseases Intelligence

2004Publication
About Communicable Diseases Network Australia

About Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Information page about the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA). It details the CDNA's background; its various committees and activities; the composition of the CDNA; and recent publications and contact details.

2002General content
About the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Standards fact sheet

About the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Standards fact sheet

Practice Accreditation Standards, guidance material and resources for Practices seeking accreditation.

2006General content
Acronyms and Glossary

Acronyms and Glossary

A list of acronyms and glossary terms likely to be found within Department of Health (DoH) information.

2004General content
After hours primary health care

After hours primary health care

After hours primary health care is accessible and effective primary health care for people whose health condition cannot wait for treatment until regular primary health care services are next available. It should not be a substitute for primary health care that could otherwise occur 'in hours'.

2015Program/Initiative
Allied health and diabetes type 2 (Diabetes type 2—allied health)

Allied health and diabetes type 2 (Diabetes type 2—allied health)

Information on the allied health group services provided by eligible diabetes educators, exercise physiologists and dietitians for people with type 2 diabetes, on referral from a GP.

2007General content
Allied health Chronic Disease Management (Chronic Disease Management—allied health individual services)

Allied health Chronic Disease Management (Chronic Disease Management—allied health individual services)

Information on the individual allied health services available to patients with a chronic condition and/or complex care needs, on referral from a GP

2009General content
Allied Health and primary care (Primary care - GP, nursing and allied health)

Allied Health and primary care (Primary care - GP, nursing and allied health)

Medicare primary care items provide Medicare rebates for a range of services provided by general practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, practice nurses and allied health providers.

2009General content
Annual Medicare Statistics

Annual Medicare Statistics

The Annual Medicare Statistics contains data relating to Medicare for Financial Year 1984-85 onwards

2012General content
Annual self-assessments of regulatory performance

Annual self-assessments of regulatory performance

This page contains the annual self-assessment reports of participating Health regulators under the Regulator Performance Framework.

2015Program/Initiative
Approved Medical Deputising Service (AMDS) Program

Approved Medical Deputising Service (AMDS) Program

This page contains information on the AMDS Program

2016General content
Arbovirus and malaria surveillance

Arbovirus and malaria surveillance

Welcome to the Australian Government Arbovirus and Malaria Surveillance Website - an initiative of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC)

2004General content
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report

The following page contains The Report of the Independent Review of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

2006General content
Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship, The

Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship, The

Information about the Fellowship program.

2010General content
Australian Capital Territory: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

Australian Capital Territory: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

List of Medicare eligible MRI units in the ACT

2013General content
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Homepage

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Homepage

2004General content
Australian Government Response to the Report of the Senate Select committee on Men's Health

Australian Government Response to the Report of the Senate Select committee on Men's Health

2012Publication
Australian national notifiable diseases and case definitions

Australian national notifiable diseases and case definitions

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.

2008General content
Australian national notifiable diseases list and case definitions

Australian national notifiable diseases list and case definitions

A list of communicable diseases to be notified nationally was originally endorsed by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) in September 2003. Subsequent changes to the list have been incorporated.

2003General content
Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020

Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020

The Australian Government has developed a new National Diabetes Strategy, to update and prioritise the national response to diabetes across all levels of government.

2015
Australian National Diabetes Strategy Implementation Working Group

Australian National Diabetes Strategy Implementation Working Group

Information on the Australian National Diabetes Strategy Implementation Working Group (IWG).

2016General content
Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK)

Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK)

The Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK) is a short list of questions to help both health professionals and consumers to assess the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next five years.

2010Publication
Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Anaesthesia report

Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Anaesthesia report

This report outlines an analysis of the anaesthesia workforce and the results of updated supply and demand projections, as well as considering capacity and distribution for vocational training into the future.

2016Publication
Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Dermatology report

Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Dermatology report

This report outlines an analysis of the dermatology workforce and the results of updated supply and demand projections, as well as considering capacity and distribution for vocational training into the future.

2017Publication
Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Psychiatry report

Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Psychiatry report

This report outlines an analysis of the psychiatry workforce and the results of updated supply and demand projections, as well as considering capacity and distribution for vocational training into the future.

2016Publication
Autism — Helping Children with Autism program

Autism — Helping Children with Autism program

Medicare items supporting early diagnosis and treatment.

2008General content
Autism, Helping Children with Autism

Autism, Helping Children with Autism

Medicare items supporting early diagnosis and treatment.

2008General content
Avian Influenza or Bird Flu

Avian Influenza or Bird Flu

This page contains information about avian influenza, also known as bird flu. The Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) outbreak in China - (H7N9) web page provides important information for general practitioners, clinicians and laboratories.

2004General content

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Ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics

Ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics

This page contains information regarding the ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics.

2016Program/Initiative
Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative

Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative

The Better Access initiative provides better access to mental health practitioners through Medicare.

2008Program/Initiative
Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

The Australian Government Department of Health provides leadership for the coordination of the national response to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections through a number of national strategies and initiatives.

2011General content
Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry items (MBS items 12306 - 12323) are currently outlined in a Ministerial Determination and published in the General Medical Services Table (GMST) one of several tables of medical services which form the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

2004General content
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Entry to the Department's web pages on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in animals and its links to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans.

2001General content
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in animals

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in animals

Entry to the Department's web pages on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in animals and its links to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans.

2001General content
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

The Australian Government is committed to protecting, promoting, supporting and monitoring breastfeeding throughout Australia.

1998Publication

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Cancer

Cancer

A brief overview of the definition and prevalence of cancer, with links to fact sheets and additional information about cancer statistics, control, programs and publications.

2010General content
Cancer fact sheets

Cancer fact sheets

Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and accounted for around one-fifth (19%) of the total disease burden in Australia in 2011.

2018General content
Capital Sensitivity (Equipment, Medicare and diagnostic imaging

Capital Sensitivity (Equipment, Medicare and diagnostic imaging

About the Capital Sensitivity initiative and guaranteeing quality diagnostic imaging services.

2011General content
Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia. The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to factors including population ageing and improved treatments that have resulted in people living longer with CVD.

2009General content
Case conferences ( Multidisciplinary case conferences)

Case conferences ( Multidisciplinary case conferences)

Information on how health professionals may meet to discuss, plan, coordinate or make arrangements on behalf of a patient.

2010General content
CDI

CDI

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

2006Publication
Characteristics of culturally competent maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, The

Characteristics of culturally competent maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, The

This document identifies the characteristics of culturally competent maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as required under action 2.2 of the National Maternity Services Plan.

2012Publication
Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.

2013Program/Initiative
Child Dental Benefits Schedule, The

Child Dental Benefits Schedule, The

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.

2013Program/Initiative
Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services

Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services

Information on the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items that are available under Medicare to patients with a chronic medical condition.

2005General content
Chronic Disease Management — allied health individual services

Chronic Disease Management — allied health individual services

Information on the individual allied health services available to patients with a chronic condition and/or complex care needs, on referral from a GP

2009General content
Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is a debilitating chronic disease in its own right, but can also contribute to, or be impacted by, other prominent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

2015General content
Classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (Chapter 31)

Classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (Chapter 31)

This chapter provides recommendations for infection control procedures to minimise the risk of transmission of classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) in health care settings.

2007Publication
CMI, Privacy and your personal information

CMI, Privacy and your personal information

Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notification

2017Program/Initiative
Colonoscopy Review

Colonoscopy Review

2011General content
Commonwealth Medical Internships

Commonwealth Medical Internships

This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) initiative.

2013Program/Initiative
Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health. The journal aims to disseminate information on the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases of relevance to Australia.

2006Publication
Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)

Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) was established in 1989 as the Communicable Diseases Control Network, as a joint initiative of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council. This page provides links on information relating to the CDNA network.

2002General content
Consumer Representative Forum on Hearing Communiqué 10 February 2018

Consumer Representative Forum on Hearing Communiqué 10 February 2018

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, met with consumer representative groups on Saturday 10 February 2018 to discuss contemporary issues faced by families and individuals living with a hearing impairment, listen to their views on hearing related topics and provide an opportunity for representatives to discuss key issues that are affecting consumers.

2018Publication
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.

1998Program/Initiative
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease information

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease information

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and a link to printable version in PDF format

2004General content
Critical Infrastructure Resilience - Health Sector Group

Critical Infrastructure Resilience - Health Sector Group

This page provides information on the Health Sector Group of the Trusted Information Sharing Network.

2008General content
CVD (cardiovascular disease)

CVD (cardiovascular disease)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia. The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to factors including population ageing and improved treatments that have resulted in people living longer with CVD.

2009General content

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Data Access and Release Policy

Data Access and Release Policy

The information on this page provides researchers with an awareness and understanding of the Department of Health’s Data Access and Release Policy.

2015General content
Delirium Care Pathways

Delirium Care Pathways

Produced by the HCOASC in 2006, the aim of the Delirium Care Pathways project was to build on the HCOASC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, by developing pathways for patients/clients, carers and practitioners across care settings: (i) community; (ii) acute; and (iii) residential aged care facilities.

2011Publication
Dental

Dental

This section of the department's website provides information about the government's dental initiatives.

2008General content
Department of Health Human Research Ethics

Department of Health Human Research Ethics

Human Research Ethics (HRECs) play a central role in the Australian system of ethical oversight of research involving humans. HRECs review research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.
Any research involving humans, or requiring access to personal information, requires approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) that is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

2003General content
Diabetes

Diabetes

For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body.

2015General content
Diabetes type 2 — allied health

Diabetes type 2 — allied health

Information on the allied health group services provided by eligible diabetes educators, exercise physiologists and dietitians for people with type 2 diabetes, on referral from a GP.

2007General content
Diagnostic imaging under Medicare

Diagnostic imaging under Medicare

Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

2002General content
Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

2002General content
Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme

Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme

Practice Accreditation Standards, guidance material and resources for Practices seeking accreditation.

2006General content
Diagnostic radiology fact sheet

Diagnostic radiology fact sheet

About minimum qualification requirements of people performing x-ray, angiography or fluoroscopy services

2012General content
Digital Health

Digital Health

This section of the site contains information and resources relating to digital health.

2004General content

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eHealth Memorandum of Understanding

eHealth Memorandum of Understanding

2013General content
Emergency Triage Education Kit

Emergency Triage Education Kit

The Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) provides a nationally consistent approach to the educational preparation of emergency clinicians for the triage role, and promotes the consistent application of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS).

2008Program/Initiative
Enhanced Primary Care Program overview

Enhanced Primary Care Program overview

2004General content
Environmental health publications

Environmental health publications

List of Publications on environmental health currently distributed by the Office of Health Protection of the Australian Government Department of Health

1998Publication
Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics.

1999General content
Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)

Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)

The Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) is a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

2007General content
Equipment, Medicare and diagnostic imaging

Equipment, Medicare and diagnostic imaging

About the Capital Sensitivity initiative and guaranteeing quality diagnostic imaging services.

2011General content
Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee

Human Research Ethics (HRECs) play a central role in the Australian system of ethical oversight of research involving humans. HRECs review research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.
Any research involving humans, or requiring access to personal information, requires approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) that is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

2003General content
Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

An assessment of activities funded under the National Suicide Prevention Program and selected elements of the Taking Action to Tackle Suicide package over the seven-year period from 2006-07 to 2012-13.

2014Publication
Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

2014Program/Initiative
Eye Health

Eye Health

Eye health conditions are very common in Australia and may be present from birth as a result of illness or injury, or developed over time due to ageing.

2016General content

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Final Report KPMG Private Hospital Data Collection Review

Final Report KPMG Private Hospital Data Collection Review

An independent review of the Private Hospital Data Collection was conducted in 2011.

2012Publication
Final Report of the Private Hospital Data Collection Review

Final Report of the Private Hospital Data Collection Review

An independent review of the Private Hospital Data Collection was conducted in 2011.

2012Publication
Food Regulation Secretariat, The

Food Regulation Secretariat, The

2004Program/Initiative
Foodborne illness in Australia: Annual incidence circa 2010

Foodborne illness in Australia: Annual incidence circa 2010

This page contains information on foodborne illness in Australia.

2014Publication

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Gonococcal: Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual reports

Gonococcal: Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual reports

The Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme is funded by the Federal health department to provide laboratory analysis of gonococcal isolates in Australia. The Programme produces an annual report on its findings as well as a report on the WHO Western Pacific Region Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. This page links to annual reports published since 1996.

2003General content
GP Super Clinics Programme

GP Super Clinics Programme

Information about the establishment of GP Super Clinics around the nation.

2008Program/Initiative
Guidelines for Smallpox Outbreak, Preparedness, Response and Management

Guidelines for Smallpox Outbreak, Preparedness, Response and Management

The guidelines provide technical information about the management of a threat, or an outbreak, of smallpox.

2004Publication

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Health assessments

Health assessments

Information on eligibility for health assessments and related allied health services.

2007General content
Health assessments and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People)

Health assessments and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People)

Fact Sheet MBS ITEM 715

2010General content
Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Australia has a robust health system with measures in place to provide a comprehensive and effective health response in the event of a disaster or mass casualty event, including a bioterrorist act, natural disaster, bombing or communicable disease outbreak.

2001General content
Health safety net (Medicare Safety Net arrangements 1973 to 2016).

Health safety net (Medicare Safety Net arrangements 1973 to 2016).

Australia enjoys a robust private health system that is supported by public funding. Medicare safety net arrangements are part of this system and operate to assist Australians with high out-of-pocket costs for out-of-hospital services.

2011General content
Health Thesaurus

Health Thesaurus

The Health Thesaurus is a list of subject terms covering concepts of interest to the Department and is a basis for common terminology across the Department. Healthdirect Australia manages and maintains this resource.

2003General content
Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 15 February 2019

Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 15 February 2019

The Hearing Health Sector Committee hosted a second stakeholder forum in Sydney on 15 February 2019 to inform the finalisation of the Roadmap for Hearing Health. This second Forum followed an initial Forum held in Sydney on 27 September 2018.

2019Publication
Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 25 July 2018

Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 25 July 2018

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, has established a Hearing Health Sector Committee of representative stakeholders to progress the development of a Roadmap for Hearing Health. The Roadmap will set out future reform directions and priorities for the hearing sector that will lead to short, medium and long-term improvements in hearing health for all Australians.

2018Publication
Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 6 December 2018

Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 6 December 2018

The Hearing Health Sector Committee met in Sydney on 6 December 2018 to progress the development of the Roadmap for Hearing Health.

2018Publication
Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 8 November 2018

Hearing Health Sector Committee Roadmap for Hearing Health Communiqué 8 November 2018

The Hearing Health Sector Committee met in Melbourne on 8 November 2018 to progress the development of the Roadmap for Hearing Health.

2018Publication
Hearing Industry Roundtable Communiqué 22 March 2018

Hearing Industry Roundtable Communiqué 22 March 2018

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, met with hearing industry representative groups on Thursday, 22 March 2018 to listen to their views on recent reviews and parliamentary inquiries into hearing health and discuss their concerns on challenges faced by the hearing sector.

2018Publication
Hepatitis C: a review of Australia's response

Hepatitis C: a review of Australia's response

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The review documents the extent of the problem posed by Hepatitis C - in terms of the prevalence and incidence of infection, the economic costs to Australia, and the social impact of the disease; assesses the performance of the National Hepatitis C Action Plan and the Nationally Coordinated Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Approach; provides a broad analysis of the current national and State- and Territory-level responses to the epidemic; and recommendations on directions and priorities for national action.

1999Publication
Hepatitis C: Informing Australia's National Response

Hepatitis C: Informing Australia's National Response

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: Eight papers were commissioned to inform of the development of the National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004. The papers span the areas of: clinical research, epidemiology, social and behavioural research, and virology and basic scientific research. This publication represents the technical core of the policy development process.

2000Publication
History of key MBS primary care initiatives 1999-2013

History of key MBS primary care initiatives 1999-2013

This page provides a brief history of the key Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) initiatives between 1999 and 2013.

2009General content
Home Medicines Review Program Qualitative Research Project Final Report

Home Medicines Review Program Qualitative Research Project Final Report

This page contains the Final Report for the Home Medicines Review Qualitative Research Project

2009Publication

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Improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services for patients 16 years of age and older- Fact Sheet

Improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services for patients 16 years of age and older- Fact Sheet

A fact sheet to inform the public and the profession of improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services

2013General content
Improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services Fact Sheet

Improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services Fact Sheet

A fact sheet to inform the public and the profession of improving access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services

2012General content
Infection Control Guidelines

Infection Control Guidelines

This document provides recommendations for infection prevention and control procedures to minimise the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD) in health care settings.

2010Publication
Information for residents of Norfolk Island

Information for residents of Norfolk Island

From 1 July 2016, the Australian Government will integrate Norfolk Island with the mainland tax and social security systems, including access to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

2016General content
Injury prevention in Australia

Injury prevention in Australia

Injury is a major cause of preventable death and disability in Australia. Whether intended or accidental, most physical injuries can be prevented by identifying their causes and removing these, or reducing people’s exposure to them.

1999General content

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Legislation and Regulation Plan 2008-09

Legislation and Regulation Plan 2008-09

The Department of Health and Ageing's Regulatory Plan for 2008-09

2008Publication
Longitudinal study

Longitudinal study

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), which is also known as Women’s Health Australia, is a landmark longitudinal survey funded by the Department of Health.

2005General content

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Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement

Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement

Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF Agreement)

2002General content
Maternity Services and Stillbirth Prevention

Maternity Services and Stillbirth Prevention

This webpage provides information on the Australian Government initiatives that support Australia’s maternity services. This includes the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services, the Pregnancy Care Guidelines, national maternal and perinatal data and the Pregnancy Birth and Baby service. Information about the Government’s stillbirth prevention and support initiatives are also included on this page.

2010Program/Initiative
Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee (MSIJC)

Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee (MSIJC)

The Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee is an information-sharing network promoting primary maternity services.

2014General content
MBS Quality Framework, The

MBS Quality Framework, The

In the 2009-10 Budget the Australian Government funded the development of a new evidence-based framework for managing the MBS – the MBS Quality Framework. The objectives for the MBS Quality Framework were to strengthen the listing, pricing and review processes of MBS items by ensuring that services are aligned with contemporary clinical evidence, represent best value for money and improve health outcomes for patients.

2011General content
Medical and professional indemnity

Medical and professional indemnity

This section contains information about to the Australian Government’s Indemnity Insurance Fund.

2007Program/Initiative
Medical Benefits Reviews Task Group

Medical Benefits Reviews Task Group

The Australian Government announced in the 2009-10 Budget that it would fund the development of a new evidence-based framework for managing the MBS into the future (the MBS Quality Framework) and carry out parallel reviews of Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology.

2009Program/Initiative
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme 2014

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme 2014

Scholarships for students who agree to practise in rural or remote areas of Australia upon completion of basic medical and postgraduate training.

2008Program/Initiative
Medical Training Review Panel: fifteenth report

Medical Training Review Panel: fifteenth report

The fifteenth report of the Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP) covers the three levels of medical training in Australia, providing data on all trainees in undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational training programs in the last year, 2011.

2012Publication
Medical Training Review Panel: Fourteenth Report

Medical Training Review Panel: Fourteenth Report

The fourteenth annual report of the Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP).

2011Publication
Medical Training Review Panel: sixteenth report

Medical Training Review Panel: sixteenth report

The Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP) 16th Report covers the three levels of medical training in Australia; providing data on all trainees in undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational training programs in 2012.

2013Publication
Medical Training Review Panel: thirteenth report

Medical Training Review Panel: thirteenth report

The thirteenth annual report of the Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP).

2009Publication
Medical Treatment Overseas Program

Medical Treatment Overseas Program

The Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) provides financial assistance for Australians with a life-threatening medical condition to receive proven life saving medical treatment overseas where effective treatment is not available in Australia.

2007Program/Initiative
Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee

Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee

The role of the Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee (MWRAC) is to advise Commonwealth, state and territory health ministers on medical workforce reform priorities.

2015General content
Medicare & Primary care (Primary care - GP, nursing, allied health)

Medicare & Primary care (Primary care - GP, nursing, allied health)

Medicare primary care items provide Medicare rebates for a range of services provided by general practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, practice nurses and allied health providers.

2009General content
Medicare and Chronic Disease (Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC)

Medicare and Chronic Disease (Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC)

Information on the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items that are available under Medicare to patients with a chronic medical condition.

2005General content
Medicare and diagnostic imaging (Diagnostic imaging under Medicare)

Medicare and diagnostic imaging (Diagnostic imaging under Medicare)

Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

2002General content
Medicare and Pathology (Pathology under Medicare)

Medicare and Pathology (Pathology under Medicare)

About the Australian Government’s objective to ensure access to high quality, clinically relevant, cost-effective pathology services, by publishing current pathology standards, professional discourse and trends.

2004General content
Medicare and radiation therapy (Radiation therapy under Medicare)

Medicare and radiation therapy (Radiation therapy under Medicare)

This page provides information on many aspects of radiation therapy for health professionals and consumers

2007General content
Medicare Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS ITEM 715)

Medicare Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS ITEM 715)

Fact Sheet MBS ITEM 715

2010General content
Medicare initiatives 1999-2013 (History of key MBS primary care initiatives 1999-2013)

Medicare initiatives 1999-2013 (History of key MBS primary care initiatives 1999-2013)

This page provides a brief history of the key Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) initiatives between 1999 and 2013.

2009General content
Medicare Questions (Your Questions Answered)

Medicare Questions (Your Questions Answered)

Welcome to Your questions answered, practical information on the most frequently asked questions by consumers and links to multiple guides and checklists on the Health and external agency websites.

2014
Medicare safety net arrangements

Medicare safety net arrangements

Australia enjoys a robust private health system that is supported by public funding. Medicare safety net arrangements are part of this system and operate to assist Australians with high out-of-pocket costs for out-of-hospital services.

2011General content
Medicare Statistics (Statistics under Medicare)

Medicare Statistics (Statistics under Medicare)

The Medicare Statistics contain data relating to Medicare from September quarter 1984 onwards and financial year 1984-85 onwards

2004General content
Medication management reviews

Medication management reviews

Information on the medication management reviews available for patients in the community or in an aged care facility, on referral from a GP.

2010General content
Men's Health

Men's Health

Policies and initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of all men in Australia.

2008Program/Initiative
Mental health

Mental health

Information about action to build a stronger, more transparent, accountable, efficient and effective mental health system.

2004General content
Mental Health Council of Australia

Mental Health Council of Australia

The peak national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.

2008Program/Initiative
Mental Health Professionals Network

Mental Health Professionals Network

Supports collaboration in Australia's primary mental health sector by fostering local interdisciplinary networks of mental health professionals.

2012Program/Initiative
Midwives and nurse practitioners

Midwives and nurse practitioners

Information on the expanded role of eligible midwives and nurse practitioners in the delivery of Australian health services.

2010General content
Mindframe National Media Initiative

Mindframe National Media Initiative

The Mindframe National Media Initiative encourages responsible, accurate and sensitive media representation of mental illness and suicide, and advocates on behalf of community concerns relating to media depictions that stigmatise mental illness or promote self-harm.

2012Program/Initiative
MRBS (Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship) Scheme

MRBS (Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship) Scheme

Scholarships for students who agree to practise in rural or remote areas of Australia upon completion of basic medical and postgraduate training.

2008Program/Initiative
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) breast services Q&A (questions and answers)

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) breast services Q&A (questions and answers)

About the Medicare rebate for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans of the breast.

2011General content
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Medicare services fact sheet

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Medicare services fact sheet

About full and partial Medicare-eligible units and MRI MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) items.

2012General content
Multidisciplinary case conferences

Multidisciplinary case conferences

Information on how health professionals may meet to discuss, plan, coordinate or make arrangements on behalf of a patient.

2010General content
Musculoskeletal conditions - arthritis and osteoporosis and back pain

Musculoskeletal conditions - arthritis and osteoporosis and back pain

Musculoskeletal conditions, of which arthritis and osteoporosis are most common, are one of the major causes of chronic pain and disability in Australia.

2006General content

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy

The objective of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy is to reduce the cause, prevalence and impact of suicide on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, their families and communities.

2013Publication
National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC) annual reports

National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC) annual reports

This page contains links to the NAMAC annual reports, which are published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. The reports also inlcude data on the Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme, which is used to provide an early warning of increased flavivirus activity in Australia.

2005General content
National Cancer Screening Register

National Cancer Screening Register

2016Program/Initiative
National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group - February 2014 to December 2015

National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group - February 2014 to December 2015

The Government has committed to developing a new National Diabetes Strategy to prioritise the national response to diabetes and identify appropriate approaches to addressing the impact of diabetes in the community.

2014General content
National E-Health Strategy

National E-Health Strategy

The National E-Health Strategy

2008Publication
National framework for action to promote eye health and prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss

National framework for action to promote eye health and prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss

This document sets out a strategic national framework for action for the promotion of eye health and the prevention of avoidable blindness. It aims to provide a blueprint for nationally coordinated action by governments, health professionals, non-government organisations, industry and individuals to work in partnership.

2005Publication
National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss – Third Progress Report to Australian Health Ministers covering the period 2011-2014 December 2015

National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss – Third Progress Report to Australian Health Ministers covering the period 2011-2014 December 2015

This progress report covers the period 2011 to 2014.

2016Publication
National Guidelines for Managing HIV Transmission Risk Behaviours (2018)

National Guidelines for Managing HIV Transmission Risk Behaviours (2018)

These Guidelines have been developed, primarily for Chief Health Officers (CHOs), to ensure consistency in the way all Australian states and territories manage HIV transmission risk behaviours.

2008Publication
National Health Genomics Policy Framework and Implementation Plan 2018-2021

National Health Genomics Policy Framework and Implementation Plan 2018-2021

2017General content
National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004, The

National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004, The

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 was launched in June 2000 by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care. The Strategy has two primary aims to reduce the transmission of hepatitis C in Australia, and to minimise the personal and social impacts of hepatitis C infection.

2000Publication
National Hepatitis C Strategy 2005-2008, The

National Hepatitis C Strategy 2005-2008, The

The National Hepatitis C Strategy provides a foundation for national action that will guide Australia’s response to hepatitis C over the next three years.

2005Publication
National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004: Changes and Challenges, The

National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004: Changes and Challenges, The

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 builds on an important foundation established under previous HIV/AIDS Strategies - the partnership between and with affected communities, governments at all levels, and medical, scientific and healthcare professionals.

2000Publication
National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008: Implementation Plan

National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008: Implementation Plan

The Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008 has been developed to assist key stakeholders to progress and monitor activities on HIV/AIDS across the health sector and should be read in conjunction with the strategy.

2006Publication
National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008: Revitalising Australia’s Response, The

National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008: Revitalising Australia’s Response, The

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008 has identified five priority areas for action to be addressed over the life of the Strategy: development of a targeted prevention education and health promotion program for HIV; improving the health of people living with HIV/AIDS; developing an effective response to the changing care and support needs of people living with HIV/AIDS; a review of the National HIV Testing Policy; and the provision of a clearer direction for HIV/AIDS research.

2005Publication
National Incident Room

National Incident Room

The National Incident Room was established to ensure a nationally consistent and coordinated response to a national health emergency.

2004General content
National mental health consumer experiences of care project

National mental health consumer experiences of care project

Development and evaluation of a Consumer Experiences of Care survey instrument suitable for use as a national standard.

2013Publication
National mental health strategy

National mental health strategy

The National mental health strategy is a commitment by Australian governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness.

2007Program/Initiative
National Male and Women's Health

National Male and Women's Health

The Government has developed National Male and Women's Health Policies, to ensure that specific health needs of both men and women are addressed.

2008Program/Initiative
National Maternity Services Capability Framework

National Maternity Services Capability Framework

This document provides a rigorous methodology to assist in woman-centred maternity service planning and to improve risk management in maternity care.

2012Publication
National Medicines Policy

National Medicines Policy

The National Medicines Policy - A partnership for better health outcomes

2000General content
National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework

National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework

The National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework is a nationally agreed approach for the Commonwealth, states and territories to work in partnership to better integrate health care across care settings and to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

2013Publication
National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC)

National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC)

The National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC) is a paper-based medication chart developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) for use in residential aged care facilities.

2016General content
National Rural Health Students' Network

National Rural Health Students' Network

Represents Rural Health Clubs, whose members are medical, nursing and allied health students at universities throughout Australia

2008Program/Initiative
National suicide prevention strategy

National suicide prevention strategy

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) provides the platform for Australia's national policy on suicide prevention with an emphasis on promotion, prevention and early intervention.

2012General content
National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy - 2005-2008

National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy - 2005-2008

The National STIs Strategy provides a foundation for national action in the prevention and treatment of STIs in Australia.

2005Publication
NAMAC Committee overview

NAMAC Committee overview

This page contains an overview of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC).

2003General content
New South Wales: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

New South Wales: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

List of Medicare eligible MRI units in NSW

2013General content
Norfolk Island - information for residents

Norfolk Island - information for residents

From 1 July 2016, the Australian Government will integrate Norfolk Island with the mainland tax and social security systems, including access to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

2016General content
Northern Territory: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

Northern Territory: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

List of Medicare eligible MRI units in Northern Territory

2013General content
Notifiable diseases list and case definitions

Notifiable diseases list and case definitions

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.

2008General content
Notifiable diseases list and case definitions

Notifiable diseases list and case definitions

A list of communicable diseases to be notified nationally was originally endorsed by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) in September 2003. Subsequent changes to the list have been incorporated.

2003General content
Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

2002General content
Nurse Practitioners and Midwives (Midwives and nurse practitioners)

Nurse Practitioners and Midwives (Midwives and nurse practitioners)

Information on the expanded role of eligible midwives and nurse practitioners in the delivery of Australian health services.

2010General content
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

The 2009-10 budget will consolidate a number of scholarship programs into one scheme, the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Scheme (NAHSSS).

2010Program/Initiative
Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

The Population Health and Sport Division, within the Department of Health, is responsible for developing and evaluating national policy, resources and initiatives in the areas of nutrition and healthy eating, health promoting physical activity and promoting healthy weight.

1998General content
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition and Physical Activity

This section of the website contains information on nutrition and healthy eating, physical activity and promoting healthy weight.

2004General content

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Obesity Review

Obesity Review

The purpose of this review is to evaluate current evidence and clinical best practice relating to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for the surgical interventions for the treatment of obesity.

2011General content
Ophthalmology Review

Ophthalmology Review

The draft review protocol for the whole of specialty review of ophthalmology underwent public consultation for a three week period, which closed on 16 November 2010.

2011General content
Opportunities to Reduce Regulation and Red Tape

Opportunities to Reduce Regulation and Red Tape

2014Program/Initiative
Outage Notification

Outage Notification

2019
Outbreak Notification

Outbreak Notification

2019
Overseas Medical Treatment (Medical Treatment Overseas Program)

Overseas Medical Treatment (Medical Treatment Overseas Program)

The Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) provides financial assistance for Australians with a life-threatening medical condition to receive proven life saving medical treatment overseas where effective treatment is not available in Australia.

2007Program/Initiative
Overview

Overview

This site contains a range of nursing information relevant to nurses, midwives, students, medical practitioners, other health professionals and consumers.

2010Portal
Overview of Environmental Health

Overview of Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics.

1999General content

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Packer Policy Fellowship Program

Packer Policy Fellowship Program

The Packer Policy Fellowship Program commenced in the 2004-05 financial year and is named in honour of the late Mr Kerry Packer AC, Chairman of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, for his generous support of the program.

2008General content
Pathology Questions and Answers

Pathology Questions and Answers

2014General content
Pathology under Medicare

Pathology under Medicare

About the Australian Government’s objective to ensure access to high quality, clinically relevant, cost-effective pathology services, by publishing current pathology standards, professional discourse and trends.

2004General content
PBS Hospital Medication Chart

PBS Hospital Medication Chart

The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) Hospital Medication Chart (HMC) is a paper-based medication chart developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) for use by Australian public and private hospitals. The PBS HMC provides an alternative option for the prescribing, dispensing, and claiming of PBS and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) medicines in the hospital setting.

2014General content
Pervasive Development Disorder or PDD (Autism—Helping Children with Autism program).

Pervasive Development Disorder or PDD (Autism—Helping Children with Autism program).

Medicare items supporting early diagnosis and treatment.

2008General content
Physical Activity

Physical Activity

This page contains information about the benefits of physical activity as well as tips and ideas for how to be active every day.

2014General content
Pituitary hormones initiatives

Pituitary hormones initiatives

This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.

1998Program/Initiative
Pneumococcal disease: Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia annual reports

Pneumococcal disease: Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia annual reports

An annual report on invasive pneumococcal disease is produced each year. The report includes information on incidence of disease and on laboratory surveillance. This page contains links to the annual reports from 2001.

2002General content
Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP), The

Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP), The

The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) was introduced in 2012 and provides incentive payments to practices to support an expanded and enhanced role for nurses working in general practice.

2011Program/Initiative
Pregnancy Helpline

Pregnancy Helpline

Free, confidential, professional information and counselling for women, their partners and families relating to issues of conception, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care.

2007Program/Initiative
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline

Free, confidential, professional information and counselling for women, their partners and families relating to issues of conception, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care.

2007Program/Initiative
Preventive Health Care in Australia

Preventive Health Care in Australia

A comparative analysis of preventive health services in Australia and the USA - By Dr Joan Stieber - February 2005

2005General content
Prevocational General Practice Placements Program

Prevocational General Practice Placements Program

Encourages junior doctors to take up general practice as a career by funding placements in outer metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas, and other areas of medical service need.

2008Program/Initiative
Primary care

Primary care

Primary care can include general practice, allied health services, community health and community pharmacy.

2014General content
Primary care (GP, nursing, allied health)

Primary care (GP, nursing, allied health)

Medicare primary care items provide Medicare rebates for a range of services provided by general practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, practice nurses and allied health providers.

2009General content
Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

2014Program/Initiative
Principles that Underpin Communication between Eligible Midwives and Obstetricians (GP or Specialist)

Principles that Underpin Communication between Eligible Midwives and Obstetricians (GP or Specialist)

This document provides guidance for eligible midwives and obstetricians about appropriate communication in relation to the care of women who choose an eligible midwife as their maternity care coordinator.

2013General content
Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN)

Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN)

Home page for Public Health Laboratory Network.

2002General content
Publications relevant to the National Medicines Policy (NMP)

Publications relevant to the National Medicines Policy (NMP)

2004General content
Pulmonary artery catheterisation Review

Pulmonary artery catheterisation Review

The draft protocol for the review of PAC items underwent a three week public consultation period, which closed on 26 November 2010.

2011General content

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Quarterly Medicare Statistics

Quarterly Medicare Statistics

The Quarterly Medicare Statistics contains data relating to Medicare from September Quarter 1984 onwards.

2012General content

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Radiation Oncology Careers

Radiation Oncology Careers

The page provides information about careers in radiation therapy.

2007General content
Radiation therapy under Medicare

Radiation therapy under Medicare

This page provides information on many aspects of radiation therapy for health professionals and consumers

2007General content
Regulation and Red Tape Reduction

Regulation and Red Tape Reduction

This page contains information on regulation and red tape reduction.

2014General content
Regulator Performance Framework, The

Regulator Performance Framework, The

The Government introduced the Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) to improve regulatory performance and reduce unnecessary regulatory costs that inhibit productivity.

2015Program/Initiative
Regulatory Plan 2008-09

Regulatory Plan 2008-09

The Department of Health and Ageing's Regulatory Plan for 2008-09

2008Publication
Remote Vocational Training Scheme

Remote Vocational Training Scheme

Provides distance education and supervision for medical practitioners without postgraduate qualifications in remote communities.

2008Program/Initiative
Report: Preventive Health Care in Australia

Report: Preventive Health Care in Australia

A comparative analysis of preventive health services in Australia and the USA - By Dr Joan Stieber - February 2005

2005General content
Reporting

Reporting

2015Program/Initiative
Requirements for Procedures Related to the Collection, Processing, Storage and Issue of Human Haemopoietic Progenitor Cells (Fifth Edition 2015)

Requirements for Procedures Related to the Collection, Processing, Storage and Issue of Human Haemopoietic Progenitor Cells (Fifth Edition 2015)

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health

2009Publication
Resources for health assessments (Health assessments)

Resources for health assessments (Health assessments)

Information on eligibility for health assessments and related allied health services.

2007General content
Review of after hours primary health care

Review of after hours primary health care

This review considered the most appropriate and effective delivery mechanisms to support ongoing after hours primary health care services nationally.

2014Publication
Review of Medicare Locals

Review of Medicare Locals

The review provided independent advice on all aspects of a Medicare Local’s structure, operations and functions, as well as options for future directions.

2014Publication
Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

During negotiations for the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) in 2015, the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia made a commitment to conduct an independent Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (the Review). A Final Report was provided to the Minister for Health.

2016General content
Review of Scientific Evidence to Inform Australian Policy on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)

Review of Scientific Evidence to Inform Australian Policy on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)

An independent review has been undertaken by Professor John Mathews, an eminent scientist with 40 years experience as a medical researcher. This report provides updates and describes the advances in scientific knowledge in relation to food and the flow on implications to human blood, human blood products and other human therapeutic goods since the last update in 2006.

2009Publication
Review of the eligibility of retirement visa holders for Medicare under relevant reciprocal health care agreements

Review of the eligibility of retirement visa holders for Medicare under relevant reciprocal health care agreements

This review considers the history and rationale behind the current government policy that holders of the Retirement Visa (Subclass 410) (the 410 visa) are not eligible for Medicare entitlements regardless of whether their country of origin has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia and proposes a mechanism to consider applications for Medicare eligibility for 410 visa holders for those from RHCA countries in exceptional circumstances.

2012General content
Reviewing your medication (Medication management reviews)

Reviewing your medication (Medication management reviews)

Information on the medication management reviews available for patients in the community or in an aged care facility, on referral from a GP.

2010General content
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Program

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Program

The Government has funded the RFDS since the 1930’s to deliver the RFDS Program, which includes provision of emergency aeromedical evacuation services in rural and remote Australia.

2015Program/Initiative
Rural and Regional Health Australia

Rural and Regional Health Australia

Welcome to the Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Health Australia page.

2004General content
Rural and Regional Teaching Infrastructure Grants (RRTIGs) programme

Rural and Regional Teaching Infrastructure Grants (RRTIGs) programme

This programme provides funding to upgrade and/or extend the existing premises of existing general practices in rural or regional locations to provide additional consultation rooms and space for teaching medical students and supervising general practice registrars.

2014General content
Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program

Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program

This sub-progam consolidates funding from a number of other programs into a single program to support medical specialists in rural and remote areas.

2010Program/Initiative
Rural Procedural Grants Program

Rural Procedural Grants Program

The Rural Procedural Grants Program commenced in 2004, it supports procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to attend relevant training, which is focused on both skills maintenance and upskilling.

2007Program/Initiative

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Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP)

Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP)

2016General content
Specialist Training Program (STP)

Specialist Training Program (STP)

The Specialist Training Program provides support to enable medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.

2012Program/Initiative
Speech, Language and Communication Disorders, Difficulties and Speech Pathology Services

Speech, Language and Communication Disorders, Difficulties and Speech Pathology Services

This landing page is a digital starting point for concerned individuals, parents and carers to locate services and support for people with different types of speech, language and communication difficulties. Services are provided by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments, peak bodies and private organisations.

2015Program/Initiative
Statistics under Medicare

Statistics under Medicare

The Medicare Statistics contain data relating to Medicare from September quarter 1984 onwards and financial year 1984-85 onwards

2004General content
Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention

Suicide devastates families and communities. The department is working with communities and stakeholder organisations to raise awareness of suicide risk, to help those at risk of taking their own lives and to assist those bereaved by suicide.

2012General content

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Telehealth

Telehealth

This page contains information on Telehealth

2012General content
Trachoma Surveillance Reports

Trachoma Surveillance Reports

Reports from the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) on trachoma screening and management data.

2010Publication
Travel Health Information

Travel Health Information

Overseas travel exposes you to wonderful new experiences, but it can also expose you to potentially serious health risks. Remember – your health is your responsibility – with a bit of preparation, you can prevent an illness that could ruin your holiday, or worse.

1998General content

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Understanding eHealth Readiness

Understanding eHealth Readiness

Evaluating the eHealth readiness of medical specialists and allied health professionals.

2011General content

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2003 to 2006

Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2003 to 2006

This is the second report on vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and complements the Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Vaccination Coverage reports produced biannually since 2000.

2008Publication
Victoria: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

Victoria: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) units

List of Medicare eligible MRI units in Victoria

2013General content
Visiting Optometrists Scheme

Visiting Optometrists Scheme

The Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) supports optometrists to deliver outreach optometric services to remote and very remote locations, and rural communities with an identified need for optometric services.

2007Program/Initiative

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Welcome to the Department of Health - Sport

Welcome to the Department of Health - Sport

2004General content
What we do

What we do

Introduction to the work undertaken by the Health Protection Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health.

2003General content
Women's Health - Longitudinal Study

Women's Health - Longitudinal Study

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), which is also known as Women’s Health Australia, is a landmark longitudinal survey funded by the Department of Health.

2005General content

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X-ray, angiography and fluoroscopy services (Diagnostic radiology fact sheet)

X-ray, angiography and fluoroscopy services (Diagnostic radiology fact sheet)

About minimum qualification requirements of people performing x-ray, angiography or fluoroscopy services

2012General content

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Yellow fever - general fact sheet

Yellow fever - general fact sheet

If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you should be aware of the risk of yellow fever virus transmission and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from infection.

This fact sheet covers: background; occurrence; vaccination requirement for travel; treatment; avoidance; biosecurity border measures; yellow fever vaccination certificate.

1999General content
Your questions answered

Your questions answered

Welcome to Your questions answered, practical information on the most frequently asked questions by consumers and links to multiple guides and checklists on the Health and external agency websites.

2014

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2011 Review into the Extended Medicare Safety Net

2011 Review into the Extended Medicare Safety Net

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon has released the ‘Review of Capping Arrangements Report 2011’.

2011Publication
31 Classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

31 Classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

This chapter provides recommendations for infection control procedures to minimise the risk of transmission of classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) in health care settings.

2007Publication

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