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Inside track: Healthcare

01 March 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

AMA: Embedded GP-pharmacists can reduce hospital re-admissions
New research has found that the integration of pharmacists into general practice teams to review medication management lowered the number of emergency department presentations for recently discharged patients (25 February 2021).  More...

CSIRO secures licence to develop medicinal cannabis
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will develop new medicinal cannabis products to help people with a variety of conditions including multiple sclerosis and chronic pain (25 February 2021).  More...

Infection control practices need a post-COVID update
Some of the best advancements witnessed in infection prevention and control have come from retrospectively reviewing data collected during outbreaks, such as SARS 2003. It is a pivotal time for the industry to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic and reanalyse the current approach to infection control (25 February 2021).  More...

RACGP welcomes approval of over 4600 general practices to be COVID-19 vaccine clinics
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners welcomes the government advice that over 4600 general practices have been approved to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out from phase 1b. The strong response from GPs across the nation is welcome – it shows GPs overwhelmingly want to be able to vaccinate their patients (25 February 2021).  More...

COVID vaccine consent for aged care residents
There are ethical issues that arise when administering vaccines to aged care residents, who often have diminished capacity to provide consent. Health authorities now face a significant challenge to ensure older members of the community feel safe, comfortable and respected during the vaccination process (24 February 2021).  More...

Air New Zealand to trial COVID vaccine app on Australia flights
Air New Zealand is set to ask passengers to present an app at check-in that records if they have been vaccinated for COVID or undertaken a recent test. Apps and vaccines passports have been a controversial topic in aviation for the past year, but the airline has insisted that “customer privacy is at the heart” of the app’s design, and health information would not be stored centrally (22 February 2021).  More...

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