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Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 23:21

Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the Treasurer’s Budget which outlined investment and support for the four pillars of the health system: guaranteeing Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; supporting hospitals; prioritising preventative and mental health; and investing in medical research.

Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 19:40

Opt-out Must Be Brought In

The Australian College of Nursing is calling on the Federal Government to adopt the key recommendation of the Evaluation of the Participation Trials for the My Health Record final report and implement a national op-out approach to shared electronic health records.

“Shared electronic health records will save lives,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said. “...

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Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 09:47

Choosing Wisely Good For Us All

The Australian College of Nursing is throwing its weight behind the Choosing Wisely campaign’s aim of improving health outcomes by reducing unnecessary test, treatments and procedures for patients in hospital.

“Nurses make up 50 per cent of the health workforce and have the most contact with patients at the point of care of any professional in the health system,” Australian College of...

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Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 09:45

Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational

The Victorian Government’s prioritisation of health care in this week’s Budget has been warmly welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing.

“Around $2.9 billion has been allocated to the health system, which is about 38 per cent of the overall Victorian Budget,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said.

Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 11:45

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support

Further funding support announced by the Commonwealth Government for prostate cancer nurses is welcome news for patients and their families.

Friday, 7 April, 2017 - 10:08

Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia

On World Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for increased support to provide additional training to all nurses in identifying people at risk of depression or suffering from a depressive disorder.

“Our profession has highly-trained Mental Health Nurses, but with the prevalence of depression and chronic disease in Australia, all nurses are likely to be caring...

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Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 15:06

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is reminding the nursing profession of how highly Australians respect their advice and of their obligation to provide unbiased clinical evidence to enable patients to make their own informed decision.

“Nurses are viewed as the most ethical and honest profession in Australia, and we are very proud of the trust the community has in us,” Australian...

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Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 09:15

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes nursing practice and the nursing workforce have undergone and implemented.

“This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange and the nursing profession has a proud history of being bold to achieve change that improves patient health and safety,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct...

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Monday, 6 March, 2017 - 16:00

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform

The central role nurses have in ensuring the health care system and workforce can keep pace with growing demands and technological change is being recognised at Australian Healthcare Week.

From 8-10 March, Australian Healthcare Week brings together over 2,000 health professionals to discuss shifts in the healthcare landscape. In particular, attendees will focus on addressing challenges...

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Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 18:32

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised

The major reform in funding for home care services which starts today, has the potential to improve quality and choice for older Australians – as long as the transition process is effectively managed.

“Flexibility, including portability, will be the big wins for consumers,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward commended. “Giving older...

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