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Inside track: Healthcare

15 July 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

COVID-19: Senior Australians urged to stay vigilant
Senior Australians have been urged to stay vigilant as the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 continues (07 July 2020).  More...

Medicare bulk-billing rate remains high at 86.1 per cent
Over the past 12 months, 86.1 per cent of Australians did not have to pay to visit their GP. The uptake of the COVID-19 temporary telehealth items was most pronounced for GPs (07 July 2020).  More...

New Rural Health Commissioner appointed
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart has been appointed as the new National Rural Health Commissioner (RHC). The government has extended the role of the RHC to have a broader focus and announced that two additional Deputy Commissioners will be appointed to look after allied health, nursing and Indigenous health (06 July 2020).  More...

Addressing nurses' fears of legal risks when providing end-of-life pain relief
Adequate pain and symptom relief is a core value of healthcare, medicine and nursing, which is particularly important at the end of life. Yet, some dying patients do not have their symptoms sufficiently controlled (10 July 2020).  More...

Job cuts and public service hiring freeze to save Queensland Government $3 billion
The number of highly paid Queensland Government executives will be reduced and a hiring freeze placed on parts of the public service to save billions of dollars and pay down record debt (09 July 2020).  More...

Cases

‘SD’ and ‘SE’ and Northside Clinic (Vic) Pty Ltd [2020] AICmr 21
Privacy breach: Incorrect email address – saw a complaint by two persons relating to the respondent’s disclosure of their personal information (identity information and HIV status) to an unknown recipient, at an incorrect Gmail email address, on two occasions. The incorrect email address belonged to an unknown third party.

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