Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

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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Guild Dinner: Pharmacy gets bipartisan support

The importance of community pharmacy in Australia was strengthened as Pharmacy Guild of Australia President George Tambassis highlighted recent successes, outlined strategic initiatives and thanked Government leaders for their continued support for community pharmacy. “This is our opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous working relationships we have with all sides of …

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Cracking the genetic code of bipolar disorder

Researchers are appealing for 5,000 Aussie volunteers for the world’s largest genetic bipolar disorder investigation. At a media event the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, former NRL player and study ambassador Dan Hunt, geneticist and study co-Investigator, Professor Nick Martin, Professor Nicholas Glozier, psychiatrist and patients raised awareness for the …

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