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Fri 17 Nov 17

Ramsay rides ageing wave

LISTED hospitals and healthcare company Ramsay Health Care is seeing its business volume grow driven by the ageing population in Australia, md Craig McNally told investors at the company's annual general meeting yesterday.

Fri 17 Nov 17

Advanced practice alliance

THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have joined to announce the launch of an Advanced Practice Collaborative, a think tank designed to progress advanced pharmacy practice in Australia.

Thu 16 Nov 17

SMS alerts up vaccine rates

WITH seasonal influenza vaccine recommended and funded for groups at higher risk of serious infection, it is unfortunate that uptake is suboptimal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, acording to West Australian researchers published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

Thu 16 Nov 17

Antibiotic management key

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NEW data has found that antibiotic stewardship programmes can reduce the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria by 51%, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has highlighted.

Thu 16 Nov 17

AHPRA & PBA research focus

THE Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) and the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) have announced the Annual Report for AHPRA and the National Boards for the year to 30 Jun 2017 is now available to view online -

Thu 16 Nov 17

Osteoarthritis on NPS radar

NPS Medicinewise has released an "Insights" page to healthcare professionals saying medicines have a limited role for osteoarthritis, and "treatment now focuses on education, exercise and weight".

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