Current Topics and Trends in Australian Healthcare

Awards Night

Tickets are on sale for the most awaited APA Gala Dinner and Awards Night, to be held on 20th July at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, recognising the excellence in healthcare industry. Click here to book your tickets through trybooking before they are sold out.

Australian Healthcare Index

A webinar held on 8th June to discuss the findings of the 5th Australian Heatlhcare Index Report, released earlier during the month, received immense response with 189 registrations. If you joined us, thanks for being there and if you couldn’t attend live, click here to access the recording and the report can be download by clicking here.

APA Submission to Select Committee into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia

The APA made a submission to the Select Committee into the Provision of and access to Dental Services in Australia by sharing the experiences and difficulties faced by Australians in accessing Dental Care and making recommendations to improve Dental Care in Australia. Click here to access and download the submission.

APA provided input to Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Policy and Methods Review – Consultation 1

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the process of determining whether the government will fund a medicine, therapy or associated diagnostic test, for patients to access under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) or the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).  Recently the National Medicines Policy was updated after 20 years to be more relevant and fit for purpose with current standard of care.  The next step in the process is to evaluate the HTA process to ensure it is fit for purpose, in particular with more advances in novel medicines and therapies.  A particular area of focus is ‘patient centricity’ and how more patients can be involved in the decision-making process.  APA is proud to support the patient perspective of all Australian patients and submitted a proposal outlining this. Click here to access the submission.

Pharmacy Guild concerns about 60 day dispensing policy

A report prepared by economist Henry Ergas AO with Tulipwood Advisory and the Relational Insights Data Lab at Griffith University predicts a bleak future for pharmacy and many pharmacy closures if the 60 day dispensing policy is introduced. The report can be found at the link.

What to do to protect older Australians from COVID-19?

With the World Health Organisation declaring the pandemic over and most Australians now not practising any form of social restriction it can be difficult to know what to do to protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19. Click here for the advice Dr Nick Coatsworth, APA Ambassador for Health Reform, has for the wider community to protect older Australians.

6 Ayurvedic Herbs That Can Help To Open Closed Veins And Control Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is found in the blood. It is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver to support the building and making of cells inside the body. Ayurvedic herbs that can help manage bad cholesterol levels are easily available in your kitchen pantry. For further information on the herbs and their benefits, read the complete article published in The HealthSite on June 12, 2023 by Clicking here.

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