Business

Gov’t opens door to health information

Accessing information about the health of Australians and healthcare performance will be made easier by two new online resources launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) was created by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee (AHMAC) as a single mechanism for …

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Cann Group reach cannabis distribution agreement with Symbion

Cann Group Limited (Cann) is launching a range of imported medicinal cannabis products to be distributed to approved Special Access Scheme (SAS) patients by Symbion Pty Ltd. Cann’s agreement with Symbion, suppliers of healthcare services and products to more than 4000 retail pharmacies and 1300 hospitals throughout Australia, will ensure …

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Celebrating women in the workplace

Nominations are now open for the 25th Telstra Business Women’s Awards, which are a celebration and recognition of exceptional women in leadership across all sectors of business. Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador and Group Executive Transformation & People, Alex Badenoch said: “2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Telstra Business …

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ACP offers new free CPD

The Australian College of Pharmacy has released five new CPD activities, available to all Australian pharmacists at no cost. Developed by ACP, the modules are supported by an unrestricted grant from Bayer Australia. The CPD activities cover five OTC areas, with the titles of the interactive online modules being: Women’s …

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Glaucoma group’s $200k in new research grants

Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the first round of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund, which was established in 2006. Applications are now open until September 1, 2019, with the successful recipients to be announced on World Sight Day (October 10). …

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More than half of kids are being cyberbullied

New data from the Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation indicates that 53 per cent of young Australians have experienced cyberbullying. Seventy per cent of surveyed young people with ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rates of psychological distress also say they have experienced cyberbullying, revealing a strong link between the intimidating …

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Choice: ministers must act to fix sugar labelling

Consumer advocate Choice says health ministers must improve food labels so that foods high in added sugar receive lower Health Star Ratings. “The Health Star Rating system is meant to help people understand which [products] are healthier than others,” Choice Policy & Campaigns Adviser Linda Przhedetsky said. “Health Stars are …

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GuildEd recognised with prestigious award

Guild Learning and Development, in partnership with Androgogic, has won the platinum award in the Best New Technology Implementation category of the LearnX 2019 Awards. The award was for the new online learning and CPD site, GuildEd. The focus of the award is on an innovative Learning Management System that …

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Guardian’s knitting effort keeping homeless warm

Guardian Pharmacy says the first month of its Knitting for Good 2019 campaign has been a success with an immediate and significant rise in the participation and involvement of its member pharmacies. Now in its 21st year, the campaign calls on “crafty” Australians to put their knitting skills to good …

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