National Blood Authority Transfusion (NBA) Update Melbourne 15 May 2014 By Jo Bothroyd

I attended the day-long Clinical Practice update session of this event as the Consumer Lead on the ACT Standard 7 Blood and Blood Products Committee.  HCCA sponsored my registration. Most presentations were very well received and focused on projects or programs designed to help health services develop their Transfusion Quality Improvement Systems so that they comply with Standard…

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Trial of the use of self-administered Sub-cutaneous Immoglobulin (SCIg) at the Canberra Hospital.

Late in 2013 I attended a presentation about the ACT’s participation in this very significant national program. Current SCIg consumers (who made up the bulk of the audience), were enthusiastic about the introduction of SCIg.  I attended as Health Care Consumers ACT (HCCA) Consumer Lead on the Standard 7 Committee (Blood and Blood Products).  Ann…

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Health Pathways for the ACT

On Monday 7 April I attended a joint workshop with ACT Health an ACT Medicare Local on Health Pathways. Eleanor Kerdo and Katrina, a consumer representative with HCCA, also participated. Leanne Wells (CEO, ACT Medicare Local) formally opened the workshop and provided a brief  introduction of healthpathways, stating that it is an important collaboration between…

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