Australia: Inside track: Healthcare - In the media, reports and cases

Last Updated: 11 September 2019
Most Read Contributor in Australia, September 2019

In the media

AMA to push for 'best-practice' pharmacy model
The Australian Medical Association is convening a working group to advocate for a medication-dispensing model in which pharmacists are co-located with GPs (28 August 2019). More...

Full-fat dairy is OK, says the Heart Foundation, but watch your meat intake
The Heart Foundation no longer advises against full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese for healthy Australians, but does warn against consuming too much red meat. The new advice is based on a substantial review of current evidence (28 August 2019). More...

Vaping by teenagers on rise as tobacco companies try to hook a new generation on smoking
Educators and health experts say big tobacco companies are hooking a new generation of children on smoking by marketing candy-flavoured e-cigarette juices with glamourous social media imagery (28 August 2019). More...

New manufacturing facility to boost Australia's medicinal cannabis sector
A new medicinal cannabis manufacturing facility in Southport, Queensland will help meet growing demand in Australia, and secure export opportunities (29 August 2019). More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Endometriosis in Australia: Prevalence and hospitalisations
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: 29 August 2019
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can be painful, affect fertility and lead to reduced participation in school, work and sporting activities. The condition cost an estimated $7.4 billion in Australia in 2017–18, mostly through reduced quality of life and productivity losses (Ernst & Young 2019). More...

Cases

Health Ombudsman v Brown [2019] QCAT 218
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – NURSES – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – where the respondent was a registered nurse – where the applicant instituted disciplinary proceedings against the respondent on a number of bases including that he had been charged with and convicted of various criminal offences, and that he had failed to notify the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia of the charges and convictions – where the respondent cooperated in relation to the criminal matters and the disciplinary proceedings – where the facts are agreed – where the applicant submits that the respondent should be reprimanded and suspended from holding registration – where the respondent submits that a reprimand is sufficient to protect the safety of the public – where the respondent was effectively precluded from practising as a registered nurse for approximately four years by the imposition of conditions on his registration – how the Tribunal should deal with this period of preclusion from practise – whether a suspension of registration is appropriate in the circumstances. Health Ombudsman Act 2013 Qld s 103, s 104, s 107; Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 Qld s 5, s 109, s 130.

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