Health Industry News

2019 – 2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants now open

Applications are now open for Seqirus Australia’s 2019-2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants. Now in their second year, the Innovation Grants recognise and support Australian practice nurses’ enhancement of community immunity through the implementation of innovative adult immunisation initiatives designed to boost coverage rates, or improve the quality use of adult vaccines. Immunisation providers…

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Osteoporosis Australia CEO clinches 2019 IOF President’s Award at World Congress on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO clinched the prestigious 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the bone field at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, 2019. Mr Greg Lyubomirsky is only the third Australian to receive the award, which acknowledges one’s outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education…

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Tim Goddard appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR®

Tim Goddard was today appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR® (GHPR) – the world’s largest partnership of independent healthcare-focused communication agencies.  Mr Goddard, who served as GHPR’s Executive Vice President over the past two years, will from today assume additional responsibilities as President. He will oversee the network’s strategy, business development, partner relations and growth.    He…

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Nearly 1-in-10 Aussie adults hospitalised with flu end up in intensive care

Pharmacists are urging community to protect against flu infection. Nearly one-in-10 Australian adults who are hospitalised with the flu are admitted to intensive care (ICU). This confronting statistic from last year’s flu season, which saw an estimated 5,800 adults hospitalised with the flu (9.4 per cent of those aged under 65 years required ICU), is…

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Nation’s largest & most trusted healthcare profession under-utilised & under-valued

One-in-four Australian primary health care nurses say they are under-utilised and could be doing more to maximise their skillset, according to an annual nursing workforce report just published in MJA Insight. The APNA/Health Professionals Bank Workforce Survey involving 2,052 primary health care nurse respondents reveals of the nearly 50 per cent who suggested to their employer…

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