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  • Budget staff briefing event feedback

    Thank you to all staff who attended, in person or virtually, the staff budget briefing on Wednesday 10 March at 10:30 am. We used Live Stream to bring you the briefing and Poll Everywhere to capture your questions and voting on questions for the Secretary. What did you think of both the Live... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

    The Australian Government released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) to respond to the needs of older LGBTI peoples and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate. ... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • The National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

    The Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) to respond to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Social and Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health

    The Department of Health is inviting submissions from organisations and individuals on the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Health outcomes for individuals are the result of a complex interaction between biological factors and the social and... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • The National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Survey

    The Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) to respond to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Survey

    The Australian Government released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) to respond to the needs of older LGBTI peoples and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate. ... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Single Aged Care Quality Framework - Options for assessing performance against aged care quality standards

    The Australian Government is committed to the quality of care of older people and considers the health, safety and welfare of aged care recipients a high priority. As part of reforms to the aged care system, the government is developing an end-to-end, market-based system with the sector, where... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Single Aged Care Quality Framework - Draft Aged Care Quality Standards

    The Australian Government is committed to the quality of care of older people and considers the health, safety and welfare of aged care recipients a high priority. As part of reforms to the aged care system, the government is developing an end-to-end, market-based system with the sector, where... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Implementing a Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals

    The Australian Government has announced its commitment to implement a ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. This commitment recognises the strong view of many Australians on this issue, and brings Australia into line with similar bans implemented in other countries. In fulfilling this... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Feedback on the National Health Genomics Policy Framework Forums

    Recently you participated in a consultation forum for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). We would like to hear your feedback on your experience, to help inform future events, and assist in the development of the Framework. The survey will take approximately 5-10... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • National Health Genomics Policy Framework

    * CONSULTATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, 13 MARCH 2017 * Introduction The Commonwealth Department of Health (the Department) is seeking feedback on the draft National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework is a commitment between Commonwealth and states and... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • New Virtual Desktop Survey

    The Information Technology Division are improving ICT services by making changes to our desktop arrangements. Recently, you received a new virtual desktop. Now that you’ve had time to work with it, we’d like to hear about your experience. Note: If you use a Health physical desktop then... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Rewards and Recognition Program

    The Rewards and Recognition Program has been created to have a single point of reference for all awards, internal and external, and to provide guidance for informal recognition. At the bottom of this page you will find the attached draft Rewards and Recognition Program which has been developed... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Review of Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks

    The review of Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks has been commissioned by the Department of Health, on behalf of the Australia Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC). The purpose of the review is to identify how AHMAC can modernise, strengthen and... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard - Public Consultation Survey

    The Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on the draft Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard. The Clinical Care Standard includes a small number of quality statements describing the care that should be offered, and a set of... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Ban on Cosmetic Testing On Animals

    The Australian Government has announced its commitment to implement a ban on testing cosmetics on animals. This commitment recognises the strong view many Australians have on this issue and brings Australia into line with similar policies implemented in other countries. In fulfilling this... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Consultation on the Aged Care Legislated Review

    As part of the changes announced in 2012, a comprehensive review was included in the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 (the Act). The Aged Care Legislated Review (the Review) will look at the impact of the changes to date and where we need to take the system in the future. On 22... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program

    The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector. In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced it would work towards changing the PIP through the measure entitled “Quality Improvement in General Practice – Simplification... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework

    This consultation period is being extended to 28 October 2016. Gathering stakeholder perspectives in the development of the National Aged Care Advocacy Framework is key to ensuring that the delivery of future aged care advocacy services continue to provide effective support to aged care... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • New Desktop Pilot Survey

    Thank you for participating in the New Health Desktop Pilot. A primary focus for the department's IT Division is to improve the stability and performance of Health’s desktop environment. One important way to achieve this goal is to deliver a desktop that best suits the needs of our staff. ... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard - Public Consultation Survey

    The Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on the draft Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard. Clinical Care Standards aim to support the delivery of appropriate evidence-based clinical care, and promote shared decision making... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • AusPAR Survey

    The TGA would like to know what you think about the Australian Public Assessment Reports (AusPARs) for prescription medicines. This questionnaire should only take a couple of minutes to complete and will help us to understand who the audience of an AusPAR is, what AusPARs are used for and how... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Pre-submission pilot feedback

    The Pre-submission Pilot initiative was introduced in February 2016 and will run until 30 September 2016. The TGA introduced pilot changes to the pre-submission phase of the prescription medicines registration process. Participation for the pilot is open for all Type A (New Chemical and New... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions: Online Public Consultation on the second draft.

    Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects. They may impact a person's individual circumstances, including their quality of life, and also have broader social and economic effects. A National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the Framework) is... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • NICNAS Reforms Consultation Paper 3

    The reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) aim to reduce regulatory burden on the industrial chemicals sector by streamlining assessment processes and refocusing assessment effort on higher risk industrial chemicals, while also ensuring that... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Increasing Choice in Home Care - Stage 1 - Proposed changes to delegated legislation

    Please note that the Government has entered a caretaker period. Policy decisions that bind a future Government will not be made during this period. However, the Department is proceeding to consult during this period so that if the incoming Government agrees to the proposed approach,... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Medical Research Future Fund consultation for the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities

    This phase of the consultation process is now closed. The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board held its first meeting at Parliament House on 4 May 2016. Under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015, the Advisory Board is tasked with determining the Australian Medical Research and... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Pharmacy Trial Program

    The Australian Government recognises the important role that the pharmacy profession can play in primary care and in improving patient health outcomes. Primary health care plays an important role in broader population health. Primary health care providers, whether general practitioners, allied... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • IMAP Tranche 16 Chemical Assessments - For Public Comment

    You are invited to comment on the outcomes of Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) Tranche 16 assessments of the human health and environmental impacts of industrial chemicals. IMAP assesses the impacts of previously unassessed industrial chemicals listed on the Australian... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • NICNAS Reforms Consultation Paper 2

    The reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) aim to reduce regulatory burden on the industrial chemicals sector by streamlining assessment processes and refocusing assessment effort on higher risk industrial chemicals, while also ensuring that... More
    Closed 1 year ago
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