Medicare Local: Future Thinking Symposium : “whole system working” Consumer Representative Conference Report Bernard Borg Caruana

Medicare Local: Future Thinking Symposium : “whole system working”Friday 17 October.By Bernard Borg Caruana Introduction:   Whole of Systems Thinking ‘Whole system working’ is a radical way of thinking about change in complex situations.  To solve some of our most challenging health and wellbeing issues, we will sometimes have to look outside of health for some…

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7th Annual ACT Tobacco and Other Drug Sector Conference 2014 -Report By Susan Westwood

Delegate:  Susan Westwood, Health Care Consumers Representative Program What is the drug policy? Topics E-cigarettes Drug driving New psychoactive substances Medical Cannabis What is the Problem? Preamble A lot of theoretical ground on the conference topic was covered by the speakers at this conference, the majority of whom had academic backgrounds.  Many important questions and…

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Quantum Leap 2104 Conference Report -Lisa Harris

The massive white  Novotel Brighton Beach Sydney 1970s developer’s folly dominating the landscape as you fly into Sydney is the Novotel Brighton, which was the location for  the Quantum Leap conference  ( Sept 9-10). An opportunity for the organisers Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) to combine…

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7th Annual ACT Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Sector Conference (ATODA) Conference Report by Kim Novack

7th Annual ACT Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Sector Conference (ATODA) Wednesday 24 September 2014                                       Summary: The ATODA conference comprised of approximately 115 delegates from a variety of ACT Heath Service Organisations, which included ten guest speakers. This conference was highly interactive and provided all participants with the opportunity to raise issues around…

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Conference Report Community Health: Making Accreditation Work for You By Sue Schreiner

Community Health: Making Accreditation Work for You  July-December 2014 Workshop held 26 September at Canberra Hospital The workshop went from 9am-4pm with half hour lunch break. There were 16 participants – all from Community Health (except me). The presenter was Sue Gilham whose background is in nursing but who now is a Surveyor with The…

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Report on Primary Health Care Research Conference 22-25 July 2014

Report on Primary Health Care Research Conference 22-25 July 2014   By Joanne Baumgartner, HCCA Representative.    I was lucky enough to be able to attend this conference sponsored by HCCA and I thank the organisation for that as it was a very useful and worthwhile conference to attend. Unlike the previous PrimaryHealth Care Conference…

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