ACT Walk-in Centre

The Walk in Centre celebrated its first anniversary a few weeks ago. 13,420 people have presented to the Walk-in Centre over the last 12 months, seeing on average 40 patients per day and over 250 a week. Of this, nurses at the clinic have treated around 10,000 people. There has been media around the perception that the walk in centre has increased the…

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ACT Auditor-General’s Report into Waiting Lists for Elective Surgery and Medical Treatment

On 17 January, the ACT Auditor-General submitted the Performance Audit Report titled ‘Waiting Lists for Elective Surgery and Medical Treatment’ to the Legislative Assembly.  Russell McGowan was interviewed by ABC News on the recommendations included in the recently released report on waiting lists by the ACT Auditor General. This news story is available online. Australian…

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National survey of Australians’ perceptions of nurse practitioners in primary care

HCCA is currently undertaking a research project with the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) at the Australian National University.   This work is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing Phase one of the project, involving the focus groups, was successfully completed in October; we are now in the second phase of the project…

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Conference Workshop 26 October 2010

On Tuesday 26 October 2010 ACT Health staff and consumer representatives from HCCA facilitated  workshop at the National Forum on Quality and Safety in Canberra. The workshop was run in world cafe style and considered the challenges of collaborative health care for service providers and consumers.   Challenges and successes in four areas were discussed: clinical review consumer feedback policy development and  accreditation of health services …

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