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Council of Australian Government: Review of Medical Intern Training

Published: 2015 National

HCCA provided input into the on Review of Medical Intern Training, covering length of internship, supervision, quality and safety and specialisation of the workforce.

ACT Health: Draft ACT Health Multicultural Coordinating Framework

Published: 2014 Local

HCCA provided feedback on the draft ACT Health Multicultural Coordinating Framework to support better access to culturally appropriate health services for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members in the ACT and surrounding region.

Feedback on the Chemotherapy Education Checklist

Published: 2014 Local

The document is extremely comprehensive, highlighting areas that many patients indicate they have lacked information on when using cancer services. HCCA applauds the creation of this document as an important part of insuring adequate support and information is given to health care consumers and their families.

ACT Health: Smoke-Free Environment Policy

Published: 2014 Local

HCCA supports the implementation of this policy, however has some concerns around the support for visitors of ACT Health facilities, and how to address non-compliance with the policy for visitors. Whist the strategy for staff and patients is well developed, there is not a clear strategy or description of resources…

Guidelines for Prescribing Amphetamines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Published: 2014 Local

HCCA strongly supports the position of ADDACT in the need for review of these guidelines and believes these changes ensures clarity in current protocols and practice, and increases people’s choice, opportunity and access to treatments and medicines that offer effective management of ADHD and its associated effects.

ACT Health: Restraint of Patients Policy, Process, and Standard Operating Procedure at The Canberra Hospital

Published: 2014 Local

HCCA supports the review of the current policies and SOPs relating use of restraints with patients to ensure this reflects current best practice, the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards (NSQHS) and promotes of a culture which minimises the use of restraint.

Consideration of Hepatitis treatments Sofosbuvir & Simeprevir

Published: 2014 National

HCCA supports the addition of Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir to the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). HCCA strongly advocates for the introduction of these treatments in Australia to ensure choice, opportunity and access to these medicines which present significant advantages over currently available treatment options.

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority: Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18

Published: 2016 National

HCCA's Submission to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18.

ACT Health: Overcapacity Protocol at Canberra Hospital

Published: 2014 Local

HCCA are generally supportive of this approach to peak times and recognise the importance of developing a risk management framework to ensure those sickest and most at risk receive adequate health care

Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professionals

Published: 2014 National

The six key objectives of NRAS all have impacts on consumers, particularly, protection of public safety, facilitation of high-quality education and training, promotion of access to health services, and the development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable health service.

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