Department of Health (Australia)

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3 Mar 2010

This paper outlines the federal government's plan for a national hospital network, funded nationally and run locally.

The National Health and Hospitals Network will:

• create a single national network of hospitals, instead of eight separate systems,

• be funded nationally, with...


21 Apr 2009

The vision of the National Mental Health Policy 2008 is for a mental health system that:

enables recovery prevents and detects mental illness early ensures that all Australians with a mental illness can access effective and appropriate treatment and community support to enable them...


6 Jun 2008

Accreditation of Australian Government subsidised residential aged care homes (aged care homes) was introduced to improve the quality of services delivered to older members of the Australian community living in aged care homes. The Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) firmly established the link between...


3 Jul 2007

This report provides a picture of public hospitals during 2005-06, using data provided by the states and territories. It reports against an agreed set of performance indicators established under the 2003-08 Australian Health Care Agreements. This year the report includes a focus on older Australians...

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17 Mar 2006

This federal government consultation paper seeks comment on the proposed community service obligation arrangements for the wholesale distribution of medicines subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. These arrangements form part of the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement between the Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia,...


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Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.


23 Jun 2017

This report outlines an analysis of the dermatology workforce and the results of updated supply and demand projections, as well as considering capacity and distribution for vocational training into the future.


23 Jun 2017

The vision underpinning this interim report is for an integrated and sustainable community pharmacy sector, which is adaptive to the inevitable changes in health care given Australia’s ageing population, rapid advances in technology and ongoing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) reform.


4 Oct 2016

The MBS Review Taskforce has completed the first phase of Clinical Committees review under the terms of reference by providing an interim report for the Federal Health Minister. The Interim Report highlights a number of key areas including;

The need for the review Methodology...


8 Aug 2016

This anaesthesia report is part of the first segment of analysis under the capacity and distribution work. This report involves updating the supply and demand projections previously completed by the former Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and published in Health Workforce 2025 - Medical Specialists Volume...

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