Australia: Health Alert (Australia) - 15 July 2013 - Part 5

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Tasmania. Department of Health & Human Services

Media releases

11 July 2013 - Welcome Increase in Elective Surgery.

10 July 2013 - Increase in specialist training places welcomed.

5 July 2013 - More Liberal Fear Mongering.

2 July 2013 - Psychiatric Emergency Nurses Secured at the Royal.

11 July 2013 - Child Health Checks.

27 Jun 2013 - Advocacy for children in Tasmania.

Victoria. Department of Health

Media releases

10 July 2013 - New ambulance station for Swan Hill. The Victorian Coalition Government is investing $1.67 million to build a new state-of-the-art ambulance station and provide two SRU vehicles in Swan Hill, Health Minister David Davis said today.

8 July 2013 - Kerang Hospital's next stage is set to go. Kerang residents will soon see plenty of activity at the $36.3 million Kerang District Health redevelopment with the building contract being awarded to Nicholson Construction of Ballarat, Health Minister David Davis announced today.

7 July 2013 - Melbourne to host 2014 Australian Transplant Games. Melbourne will stage the prestigious Australian Transplant Games 26 years after hosting the inaugural event, Health Minister David Davis announced today.

5 July 2013 - Daylesford's ambulance service better than ever. The Daylesford community can be confident in the service provided by their ambulance station and its paramedics, Health Minister David Davis said today.

5 July 2013 - Ballarat helipad plans unveiled. Architectural plans for Ballarat Base Hospital's new helipad were unveiled today by Health Minister David Davis.

5 July 2013 - Stepping out for Geelong's new health service. Barwon Health is working hard to streamline the way patients are seen and treated with the opening of the new specialist outpatient annexe at the Geelong Hospital, Health Minister David Davis said today.

July 2013 - Health Victoria newsletter.

9 July 2013 - 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards launch. Victoria's most prestigious health awards program is proudly presented by the Premier of Victoria, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and the Department of Health Secretary. Read More

28 June 2013 - Federal Government Cuts to Promised Funding. In 2012/13 the Federal Government cut $107 million in hospital funding. The delay in returning funding created significant disruption to Victorian patients and hospitals. Read More

28 May 2013 - Melbourne hosts International Council of Nurses Congress. The international nursing community comes together to exchange evidence, experience and innovation at the 25th ICN C.

Nominate a volunteer for 2013 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards - closing July 19.

June 2013 - Streamlining Clinical Trial Research.

Hospital circulars

3 July 2013 - Publication Number 09/ 2013. Subject: Changes to Health Service 2013-14 Payment Schedule.

28 June 2013 - Publication Number 08/ 2013. Subject: Change in Admission Time for Emergency Patients.

2 July 2013 - Chief Psychiatrist's annual report 2011-12 - "The Chief Psychiatrist's annual report for 2011-2012 is now available. Media reports expressed concern that 171 mentally ill patients had died of DLA Piper 12 unexpected, unnatural or violent causes in Victoria, Most of these deaths occurred in the community and included suspected suicides. The number of deaths that occurred inside hospitals was small. The highest number of deaths was among patients aged in their 30s".

Western Australia. Department of Health

Media releases

10 July 2013 - Minister for Health: Still time to get flu jab before the winter peak.

10 July 2013 - Minister for Health: Finalists announced in WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

9 July 2013 - Neighbourhood health impact researcher awarded.

8 July 2013 - Report card for Western Australian children shows room for improvement.

8 July 2013 - Infant and maternal mortality rates continue to fall in WA.

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia 2012, Overview and Trends

Read Healthview Winter 2013

3 July 2013 - OD 0442/13. Post-Fall Management Guidelines in Western Australian Healthcare SettingsThe Falls Prevention Health Network's statewide policy to enable a consistent and best-practice approach to post-fall assessment, management and follow-up in WA hospitals, health services and multi-purpose sites (MPS).

3 July 2013 - OD 0441/13. Hospital Fees and Charges 2013-14-This directive informs all WA public hospitals and health services of the amended schedule of Hospital Fees and Charges 2013-14, as approved by Executive Council on 25 June 2013 and gazetted on 28 June 2013 and which will be operationally effective from Monday, 1 July 2013.

3 July 2013 - IC 0152/13. Protocols For Evidentiary Recovery By Health Professionals-To inform health care professionals of protocols to follow in order to preserve and recover evidence in terrorism-related Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI).

New Zealand. Ministry of Health

5 July 2013 - Rural Agricultural Drinking-Water Supply Guideline: Draft for consultation.

4 July 2013 - Survey of Selected Samples of Tattoo Inks for the Presence of Heavy Metals 2013.

United Kingdom. Department of Health

New proposals to ensure care and compassion in the NHS and in social care

Focusing on the fundamentals.

DNA mapping to better understand cancer, rare diseases and infectious diseases.

New proposals to improve care for vulnerable older people.

NHS 65th anniversary: David Cameron celebrates "this great national treasure".

Hold care abuse directors to account, says Minister.

Proposals to reform migrant access to health and housing unveiled.

New vaccine offers babies protection against rotavirus.

New members appointed to mutagenicity of chemicals committee.

Social care users will be guaranteed a minimum level of council help under new plans.

Innovative genetic treatment to prevent mitochondrial disease.

Opening up debate on safe and compassionate healthcare.

Mental health nurses to join police on the beat.

Canada. Health Canada

Health Canada Launches Consultation Process to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals - Government of Canada moves forward on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative [2013-07-05].

World Health Organization

One third of world's population benefits from effective tobacco control measure - Population covered by ban on tobacco advertising has doubled.

Emergency Committee meetings on MERS-CoV announced - WHO is convening an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The Emergency Committee met on 9 July and a second Committee meeting is set to be held on 17 July 2013. Members of the Emergency Committee on MERS-CoV are listed. Read about the IHR Emergency Committee on MERS-CoV - More about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Make healthy start for indigenous children a priority.

Peak professional bodies unite to oppose tax on learning.

AMA backs tax cap inquiry.

AMA opposes fragmentation of care.

Time for a new take on where pharmacists work?

Revised after hours standards a welcome move.

British Medical Association (BMA)

11 July 2013 - Organ debate needed now, say doctors. A public debate on an opt-out system for organ donation, with safeguards.

10 July 2013 - BMA wants emergency medicine training deterrents uncovered - Ministers and NHS bosses need to address the emergency department culture.

10 July 2013 - Dismay as prizes are ignored-Medical students will no longer receive credit for educational prizes when they apply for the mainstream.

9 July 2013 - Call for further engagement with medical research welcomed by BMA. Medical research should be at the heart of being a doctor and at the core of the NHS, doctor leaders.

8 July 2013 - Contract critique enrages consultants. Doctors leaders have expressed concern that a highly critical report on NHS consultants has misrepresented.

3 July 2013 - Overseas visitor NHS charges require more thought, warn doctors leaders. Government plans to charge overseas visitors for using the NHS must be discussed.

3 July 2013 - Research reveals 'shocking' NHS staff conduct. Reports of shocking professional behaviour by healthcare workers stress the need for a culture changes.

2 July 2013 - Students face resits following smartphone gaffe. Hundreds of London medical students will have to retake an exam after questions from a smartphone.

2 July 2013 - BMA urges shadowing caution. Final years should check with employers about what tasks they can perform.

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

7 November 2013 - CMA, QMA wrap up "amazing visit" to James Bay, Nunavik.

7 August 2013 - CMA's online CME courses earning high marks from users.

7 May 2013 - As CMA meeting nears, debate over end-of-life care increasing.

7 January 2013 - CMA, CPhA issue "bold vision": no more paper prescriptions by 2015.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Media releases

10 July 2013 - Two Leading Health Care Quality Organizations Recommend Strategies to Minimize Overuse of Five Treatments - Appropriate Use Will Improve Quality and Safety of Patient Care; Extend Finite Health Care Resources.

10 Jul 2013 - AMA President: Major Study from JAMA Shows Overall American Health Improvements, But Chronic Disease Burden Must Be Addressed - A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows a measurable improvement in the health of Americans.

26 Jun 2013 - AMA Releases Updated Pain Management Education Program - Emphasizes balance between appropriate pain management and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

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