Speech at the ACT Health Consumer Representatives Thank You Celebration

I’d like to acknowledge the Ngnunnawal people on whose land we are meeting today and pay my respects to their elders past and present I’m really pleased to be here today as HCCA President on this important occasion where consumer and carer representatives are recognised and acknowledged for their significant contribution to the ongoing quality…

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The Australian Medicare Local Alliance – National Primary Health Care Conference

National Primary Health Care Conference Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, November 13-15, 2013 This conference was attended by over 1400 delegates from around the country and it’s overarching theme was “Keeping People Well and Out of Hospital.” As well as a national convention for Medicare Locals there were a number of pre conference workshops…

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ACSQHC consultation on a resource for nationally coordinated improvement in the care of patients with cognitive impairment in acute care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is developing a written resource to help guide nationally coordinated improvement in the care of patients with cognitive impairment in acute care. The resource will be based on the National Safety and Quality in Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. After developing a draft version, the…

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Consumer Experience and Expectations of General Practice in the ACT: A Snapshot 2013 survey

We are very pleased to announce that the Consumer Experience and Expectations of General Practice in the ACT: A Snapshot 2013 survey is now live. Through this survey we expect to obtain a better understanding of what consumers experience, want and expect of general practice in the ACT. In 2009, HCCA conducted a similar survey…

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“If you want to get fit, run 10k. If you want to change your life, run a marathon.” – Rob de Castella, Murray Chapman Speaker Series

Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games marathon runner, Rob de Castella, delivered the address at the latest event in the Murray Chapman Speaker Series on 28 August.  De Castella spoke about his work with the Indigenous Marathon Project, and the potential for such programs to help in addressing physical and psychological issues within Aboriginal and Torres…

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Medicines and Food A couple of years ago Janne Graham had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference dinner conducted in association with the Gerontology Conference. The guest speaker Yvonne Coleman, Nutrition Consultants Australia addressed the issues related to medicine/food interactions and participated in a panel with Judith Schmerler a practice nurse and Janne Graham on…

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