Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

Minister Hunt welcomed back

Minister for Health Greg Hunt, who resigned last week amid the Liberal leadership challenge, has resumed the same portfolio under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison says his new cabinet will “restore stability to the government” after the turmoil of the past week. The AMA says it welcomes the …

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New stroke solution will ‘save lives’

The Australian government is partnering with the Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to revolutionise the translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice. It says doing so will “save lives and improve health outcomes”. It will pilot ‘living stroke guidelines’ in what it claims is a world first. These will accelerate …

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My Health rules to tighten

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt says that after constructive discussions with health sector stakeholders, the government will strengthen privacy provisions under the My Health Record Act. Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation will be strengthened to match the existing Australian Digital Health Agency policy. This policy requires a court order …

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Opportunities for pharmacists in 2023

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released the Pharmacists in 2023 Discussion Paper. Its aim is to “unlock opportunities that realise pharmacists’ full potential to address the health needs of all Australians”. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson released the Discussion Paper at PSA’s flagship yearly conference PSA18, which …

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$2 million to cure genetic epilepsy disorders

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has announced a $2million fund to support research into finding a cure for genetic epilepsy disorders. March 26 was Purple Day, a day for raising awareness of the significant impact epilepsy has on the lives of more than 250,000 Australians. After meeting with the …

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Health Minister to address TerryWhite Chemmart ‘Masterclass’

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will address an expected 400-strong audience of pharmacists on Tuesday April 17 as part of TerryWhite Chemmart’s annual three-day ‘Masterclass’ event being held in Melbourne. Mr Hunt will be speaking on the same day the delegation will hear more about the pivotal role TerryWhite Chemmart …

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2017 Mental Health Prize winners

Dual winners of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize were announced at UNSW Sydney this week in recognition of the major contributions from both professionals and community members in mental healthcare and advocacy. The awards, presented by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, went to Janet Meagher, described as a tireless …

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