Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

Government’s hearty aid

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced funding of $220 million to help tackle heart disease and stroke. The funds, awarded under the government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be invested in a 10-year ‘Mission for cardiovascular health’ and support Australian researchers to make fresh discoveries, develop a global …

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Medicare for heart health checks

Medicare-funded heart health checks will be introduced for all Australians at risk of heart disease following the success of the Show Some Ticker campaign to tackle the deadly condition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the service on Sunday, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing to support the service shortly after. …

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Deputy Prime Minister to address APP

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack MP will address delegates at APP. Mr McCormack has accepted the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s (Guild) invitation to speak at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast. on the morning of Friday 8 March to deliver the …

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Health Minister tours community pharmacies

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt discussed key issues facing community pharmacists during his tour of community pharmacies in Queensland this week. Topics included the $1 Discount, community pharmacy access to the NIP and the next pharmacy agreement. Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch Vice President Kos Sclavos said it …

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Flu dries up after record vaccinations

With only 52,000 cases of influenza reported this year, one fifth of last year’s 250,000 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt has hailed the contribution of community pharmacies across Australia. This year’s successful primary care vaccination program helped deliver the lowest rates of flu in Australia since 2013 with a record …

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Summit: strategies to stem suicide

A whole-of-government approach, timely collection of information and strengthening health networks were key actions suggested to tackle Australia’s rising suicide rate. The recommendations were made this week following the National Suicide Prevention Summit in Canberra by the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC). The key recommendations include: Make suicide prevention a …

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