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The power of one: Leading in nursing, one 'lollipop moment' at a time

The power of one; that ability we all have to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Leadership is about making a difference to others and the environment. It is something we all need to be part of; it is not just for the elite few. Leadership has become something bigger than us. It has become the Holy Grail that only few achieve. It has become about changing the world, but what if leadership was not about all of those things. What if it was about ‘lollipop moments' and ‘having each other’s back’?

New four-strain flu vaccine available from this month

A new four-strain flu vaccine, protecting against the nasty Brisbane virus, is being made available for at-risk Australians for free from this month by the Turnbull Government, to help them build up their immunity in time for the peak flu season due in August 2016.

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today announced the Federal Government had already begun rolling out the new 2016 vaccine, with $31.3 million made available for up to 4.48 million free doses of the new flu booster. 

Legislation changes to My Health Record

Legislative changes are being made to the My Health Record system (previously known as the personally controlled electronic health record or PCEHR system) and the Healthcare Identifiers Service (HI Service).  These are taking effect at different times between November 2015 and July 2016. Some of the changes will affect the obligations of participants in the My Health Record system – that is, the System Operator* and healthcare provider organisations, contracted service providers, repository operators and portal operators that are registered.

$910 million boost creates 17,000 new aged care places

As a result of the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), thousands of Australians will benefit from a substantial increase in funding for aged care services. The Australian Government has announced 17,385 new aged care places worth an estimated $910 million. Of the 17,385 new places, 10,940 include new residential places worth an estimated $678.3 million and 6,445 new home care places, worth an estimated $232.4 million. More information about the results of the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round is available at


NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward today announced the third medicinal cannabis clinical trial, which will involve patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

The research team is led by Associate Professor Peter Grimison from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and the University of Sydney. The trial will involve patients who have not responded well to traditional anti-nausea and vomiting treatments. 


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