Author: ACHR

New workshop has been designed to discuss the central workforce issues that need critical reform across the health sector. Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Melbourne, VIC Australia’s health workforce is under tremendous pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet the rapidly rising demands for healthcare. For Australia to continue to have...

A new WHO survey shows a stronger primary care structure is associated with more person-focused care system, and this was associated with more continuous and comprehensive care overall. Due to the increased prevalence of comorbid conditions, people often have more than one disease that needs to be managed consistently over time. Health-care...

A new study highlights the need for opportunities for building communication and trust between GPs and pharmacists and actions to address the systematic barriers impeding interprofessional collaboration. The Home Medicines Review (HMR) involves a home visit from an accredited HMR pharmacist to review a patient’s medicines, and a report to the...

The Federal Government’s new Primary Health Networks will be established on 1 July 2015, replacing the 61 organisations that were confusingly branded Medicare Locals, and rolled out in three tranches by the previous Government in 2011 and 2012. The transition from Medicare Locals to Primary Health Networks (PHNs) may not appear significant,...

A new study illustrates the conspicuous mismatch between meeting patient expectations and moving towards evidence-based based care and opportunities to narrow the gap. To improve healthcare, we currently observe two major developments. On the one hand, there is an increasing emphasis on including the patients’ perspective, for example in treatment decision making,...

Reema Rattan, The Conversation; Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation, and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation. Finally abandoned on March 3, 2015, the GP co-payment has been something of an albatross around the Coalition government's neck. Here are some highlights from the 14-month old policy's short life...