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  • MDR Shigella - Scoping survey for public health laboratories

    This survey seeks to understand how Shigella is being tested for in Australian public health laboratories, and how antibiotic susceptibility testing for multi-drug resistant Shigella is being reported from reference laboratories to public health authorities. The following questions... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • MDR Shigella - Scoping survey for public health authorities

    This survey seeks to understand how Shigella is being tested for in Australia, and how antibiotic susceptibility testing data for multi-drug resistant (MDR) Shigella is being reported to and used by public health authorities. The following questions will be used to analyse the testing and... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Aligning Regulation across Care and Support Sector - Consultation Stage 2

    The Australian Government is seeking to align regulation across the aged care, disability support and veterans’ care sectors. The 2021-22 Budget included a range of measures that form a short to longer term program of reform. The Department of Health, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards... More
    Closed 18 January 2022
  • Strengthening Approved Aged Care Provider Governance Consultation

    The Australian Government is seeking your views about new requirements to strengthen the governance of approved aged care providers. Legislation being considered by Parliament will need approved providers to meet new requirements. We are seeking your views about how the... More
    Closed 18 January 2022
  • 2021 CHSP Specialised Support Services (SSS) Survey

    The Department of Health would like to ensure SSS is still achieving the best outcomes for clients and carers, and to align these vital services to the new Support at Home Program, due to begin 1 July 2023. To align SSS with future reforms, some reporting changes are also... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • The draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety

    Background Australia has a long history of successfully managing the use of radiation technologies. There are well established safety standards in Australia to protect the community and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. A... More
    Closed 21 December 2021
  • Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan Survey

    The Department of Health is developing a 10 year plan for nurse practitioners. The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan is to describe a set of actions that can be taken to address nurse practitioner workforce issues of national significance and enhance the delivery of nursing care... More
    Closed 20 December 2021
  • New residential aged care design standards

    We want to hear from you about what is important in the design of high quality residential aged care accommodation. Residential aged care providers and stakeholders – how do design elements work for your business, your staff and your... More
    Closed 17 December 2021
  • 2021 Survey for CHSP ACH Providers

    New face-to-face supports to assist people to navigate and access aged care were announced in the 2021-22 Budget under the Connecting senior Australians to aged care services measure. These will complement the existing My Aged Care website and phone line and will include a My Aged Care... More
    Closed 15 December 2021
  • Consultation Draft - National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare

    National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare for children and adolescents Consultation Drafts - Survey As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced $34.2 million to expand and implement the Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) tool into primary... More
    Closed 14 December 2021
  • Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct Consultation

    Please note: An Easy Read paper and an easy to read version of the questionnaire can be found here . The Australian Government is consulting in relation to the development of an enforceable Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct (the Code) applicable to providers and workers across... More
    Closed 10 December 2021
  • Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct Consultation - Easy to read version

    The Australian Government wrote the Easy Read paper . When you see the word 'we', it means the Australian Government. We wrote this information in an easy to read way. You can ask for help to read the paper. A friend, family member or... More
    Closed 10 December 2021
  • Improving choice in residential aged care

    The Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outlines a plan to improve choice in residential aged care. A new residential aged care system is being designed to assign places directly to senior Australians. This change marks the end of... More
    Closed 21 November 2021
  • PHLN COVID-19 Lessons Learned Survey

    This survey provides Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) members with an opportunity to provide feedback on their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this survey will be discussed at the PHLN meeting of 22 November 2021, and will be used to inform the development of the... More
    Closed 17 November 2021
  • AGPT Program GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation

    General Practitioners (GPs) are central to health care in the Australian community. The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program trains doctors to become GPs. It provides full-time, on-the-job training for Australian and overseas-trained doctors who want to specialise in general... More
    Closed 17 November 2021
  • Consultation Draft - Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

    Future focused primary health care: Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-2032 Consultation Draft - Survey The Consultation Draft of the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan (the plan) draws on input from consultations with individuals and... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National... More
    Closed 6 November 2021
  • Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy

    Obesity is a complex condition affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental, and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected... More
    Closed 3 November 2021
  • Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review

    The Department of Health is administering a Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review for residential and home care providers with a central building where onsite services are delivered to aged care clients. The intention of the review is to identify current infrastructure to improve service... More
    Closed 2 November 2021
  • Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles and Summary

    The Department of Health is seeking input and feedback on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles (the Guiding Principles) and the associated Guiding Principles Summary Document. The Guiding Principles have been developed by the Aboriginal... More
    Closed 27 October 2021
  • MRFF Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and Priorities consultation

    The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) is determined by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB). The current Strategy covers the period 2016-2021, with the next Strategy (2021-2026) to be registered before 8 November 2021. The Medical Research... More
    Closed 11 October 2021
  • Review of the National Medicines Policy

    Published in 2000, Australia’s National Medicines Policy (NMP) aims to deliver positive health outcomes for all Australians through their access to and appropriate use of medicines. It is a well-established and universally endorsed framework based on partnerships between consumers and all... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • Public Consultation for the Post-market Review of Opiate Dependence Treatment Program Medicines

    There are currently three medicines available for the treatment of opioid dependence under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Opiate Dependence Treatment Program (ODTP). These medicines are buprenorphine (tablets and modified release injections), buprenorphine with naloxone (films) and... More
    Closed 1 October 2021
  • Prostheses List Reforms_Consultation Paper 1: Prostheses List _ Purpose, Definitions and Scope

    The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL). Consultation paper 1 concerns to the purpose, definitions and scope of the Prostheses List. In the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the Australian... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Review of general practice accreditation arrangements

    The Department of Health has commissioned an independent review of general practice accreditation arrangements. The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder feedback on the strengths and limitations of general practice accreditation and its intersection with educational... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • Evaluation of the Aged Care Quality Standards Focus Group Registration

    On 1 March 2021 the Government announced that it would review and enhance the Aged Care Quality Standards in response to a recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. To inform this review, the department has engaged KPMG to undertake an evaluation of the... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Serious Incident Response Scheme for in-home aged care services

    The Serious Incident Response Scheme for residential aged care commenced on 1 April 2021. The SIRS sets new arrangements for residential aged care providers, including flexible care in a residential setting, to manage and take reasonable steps to prevent incidents, with a focus on the safety,... More
    Closed 9 August 2021
  • Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Industry Best Practice Guide for Serving Sizes - Public Consultation

    Healthy Food Partnership Portion sizes of many foods are increasing in Australia (1). In late 2015, the Australian Government established the Healthy Food Partnership (HFP) with the aim of improving the dietary habits of Australians by making healthier food choices easier and more... More
    Closed 4 August 2021
  • CHSP 2022-23 Extension Readiness Survey

    On 11 May 2021, the Australian Government announced changes to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) to help position the aged care sector as it moves towards a new support at home program commencing in July 2023. The new program will replace the CHSP, Home Care Packages, Short-Term... More
    Closed 2 August 2021
  • Potential new National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs)

    The National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs) collects information from organisations that are funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait... More
    Closed 29 July 2021
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