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  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the HPV vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Developing a framework for the secondary use of My Health Record data

    The Australian Government has engaged HealthConsult Pty Ltd to consult with the community and assist with the development of a Framework that will govern the secondary uses of My Health Record system data. Everyone is invited to participate in this consultation process. Under the My... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Redesign of dementia consumer supports

    In January 2016, the Australian Government announced it would work with stakeholders to develop an improved range of consumer support programs to help care for those living with dementia across the life-cycle of the disease and improve consistency of support to them and their carers. The... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Review of the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF)

    Background The National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) was implemented in My Aged Care in 2015 to support the collection of information during: Screening (conducted over-the-phone by the My Aged Care contact centre) Home Support Assessment (conducted face-to-face by the... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Open Consultation for the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

    The first stage of consultation closed on 29 September 2017. The Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (the Forum) thanks all that have provided submissions. The Forum, also known as the LGFGT, is responsible for overseeing and governing the operation of the Scheme. The... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals paper

    The Australian Government has released a paper, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals, for public consultation. Interested parties are invited to make a written submission by email to:... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Future reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

    The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system. Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent process... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Public submissions to the five year review of the Health Star Rating system

    Introduction The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is undertaking a five year review of the HSR system. The HSR system is a front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme intended to assist... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes - Public Submissions

    The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of Commonwealth aged care quality regulatory processes (the Review). The Review was announced in response to the Oakden Report (attached below) which detailed failures in the quality of care delivered at the Oakden Older Persons... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Pharmacy Review - Responses to the Interim Report

    The Interim Report presents the findings and options for reform arising from the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation. The issues in this report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on community pharmacy. For this reason, the Review Panel invites you to provide any... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Pharmacy Review - Submissions to the Interim Report

    Submit your response to the Interim Report The Panel for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation welcomes feedback on the reform options presented in its Interim Report. The issues contained in the Interim Report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Obtaining Consumer Comments on Submission for Subsidisation of FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) was established in 1987 to provide subsidised access to products and services required for self-management of diabetes. The Scheme currently provides subsidised syringes and needles, blood glucose test strips, urine ketone test strips and insulin... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • The form of the food ('as prepared') rules for the Health Star Rating system

    Introduction The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is reappraising the form of the food (‘as prepared’) rules in The Guide for Industry to the HSR Calculator . On 28 April 2017... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Antenatal Care Guidelines Review

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Antenatal Care Guidelines. Antenatal Care Guidelines In November 2010 all Health Ministers agreed to the National Maternity Services Plan which included the development of national evidence-based... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework

    Developing an Aged Care Diversity Framework The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, has asked the Department of Health to co-design an Aged Care Diversity Framework (the Framework) by December 2017. To inform development of the Framework the... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • 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... More
    Closed 7 months 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 7 months 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... More
    Closed 7 months 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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... More
    Closed 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
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