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  1. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal with two new training modules on pain management and recognising deteriorating patients. All six online modules have been developed in accordance with best practice guidelines to help participants reflect on the needs of people and their families as they approach the […]

  2. The PCA AGM was held on  Tuesday. There were three vacant Board positions and nominations were received from existing Board members who were re-nominating: Dr Jane Fischer, Phil Plummer and Associate Professor Richard Chye. All three were re-elected, therefore the membership of the PCA Board remains unchanged. A special general meeting was held after the […]

  3. Palliative Care Australia asked the palliative care sector at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in September 2015, for their views on access to palliative care.

  4. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) Vice President Jane Fischer and PCA Policy Manager Philippa Kirkpatrick attended the PHI roundtable on Monday 16 November 2015 in Canberra. There were about 36 participants representing a range of peak bodies. Other roundtables will focus on different stakeholder groups. The discussion focussed on ensuring that consumers received value for their […]

  5. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) are among 20 organisations around the world to receive a grant from Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer for the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Challenge. PCA CEO Liz Callaghan and BCNA Policy Manager Danielle […]

  6. Health Minister Sussan Ley announced public consultation on private health insurance in her National Press Club address this week. In her first Press Club address Minister Ley said the system needed more investigation, adding a national consumer consultation on private health insurance to the list of reviews underway. “It is undeniable that Australia has a […]

  7. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review is underway. The MBS Review Taskforce has two consultation papers available and a survey open in the consultation hub here. This week Palliative Care Australia wrote to the Taskforce identifying people who should be consulted about any discussion of items relating to palliative care, and also identifying at a […]

  8. Representatives from Palliative Care Australia attended an expert roundtable meeting on 15 October 2015 at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on ‘Delivering safe and high quality end-of-life care to children and young people’. The meeting involved significant engagement from all participants. PCA is encouraged by the Commission’s focus on safe […]

  9. General Practitioners and aged care staff around Australia, including nurses, allied health professionals and personal care workers can access the latest, expert information and advice about advance care planning and palliative care all over Australia over the phone on 1300 668 908. Specialist palliative care nurses and doctors give palliative care advice on issues such […]

  10. Palliative Care Australia asked the palliative care sector at the 13th Australian palliative Care Conference in September 2015, for their views on medicinal cannabis.


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