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Inside track: Healthcare

02 February 2021

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

New guidance for cervical screening
The Department of Health has announced changes to the National Cervical Screening Program’s Clinical Guidelines pathway for women at intermediate risk. The changes will come into effect from 1 February, following the Cancer Council Australia Clinical Guidelines Working Party review (28 January 2021).  More...

GP anaesthetists receive compliance letter
The Department of Health has sent out another batch of ‘nudge’ letters, this time to 201 GP anaesthetists, requesting justification for claiming anaesthetic Medicare items without an eligible connected procedure (27 January 2021).  More...

Hundreds of smokers fined after lighting up in cars with kids
But hardly any fines have been issued for smoking in dozens of public places in Queensland (27 January 2021).  More...

Parents to know kids’ medical history
Parents are being urged to check their children’s vaccination history before the start of the school year. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said parents should ensure that immunisations for conditions such meningococcal, measles, and tetanus were up to date (26 January 2021).  More...

Health drives campaign for COVID needles
The Department of Health has launched a public information campaign encouraging Australians to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department said the campaign would keep the public fully informed and up to date about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines as they became available, including when, how and where to get the jab (28 January 2021).  More...

Coronavirus vaccine to roll out in six locations across Queensland once supplies available
Queensland health authorities have announced there will be six coronavirus vaccination hubs set up across the state once the Federal Government makes supplies of the Pfizer jab available (27 January 2021).  More...

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