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  • Public Consultation on Diabetes Products Subsidised under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

    The Department of Health is seeking your feedback in relation to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The NDSS provides subsidised syringes and needles, blood glucose test strips, urine test strips, insulin pump consumables and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products... More
    Closed 25 August 2019
  • Medical Research Future Fund: Mission for Cardiovascular Health Roadmap

    In 2017 alone, more than 100,000 Australians experienced a heart attack or stroke and cardiovascular disease was the underlying cause of 43,500 deaths in Australia. As part of the 2019-20 budget the Government announced a commitment of $220 million, over 10 years, for a... More
    Closed 23 August 2019
  • Natural Therapies Review 2019-20 Membership and Terms of Reference

    On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies . The review will be led by the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Brendan Murphy, and be supported by the Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP). More
    Closed 7 August 2019
  • Review of the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI)

    The Department of Health (the Department) is undertaking a review of the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI). This review aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the PIP IHI to support general practices to provide culturally appropriate health care to... More
    Closed 15 July 2019
  • Educating the Nurse of the Future - Independent Review of Nursing Education

    Professor Steven Schwartz AM has now submitted the final report to Minister Hunt following completion of the Review. The report will be considered by government and a plan for public release will be developed. There is no fixed date for the release of the report available at this time. ... More
    Closed 30 June 2019
  • Public Consultation on Australia’s Next Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2020 and Beyond

    Four years ago, Australia’s First National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2015-2019 was published. This Strategy, due to expire at the end of 2019, focuses predominantly on antibacterial resistance taking a One Health approach to address AMR across human health, animal health and... More
    Closed 28 June 2019
  • Draft National Clinical Quality Registry Strategy Consultation

    Draft National Clinical Quality Registry Strategy The draft National CQR Strategy aims to drive continuous improvements in the quality and value of health care to achieve better health outcomes for all Australians. CQRs monitor the quality (appropriateness and effectiveness) of... More
    Closed 20 June 2019
  • Proposal for a new residential aged care funding model

    The Australian Government is the major funder of residential aged care in Australia. Since 2017 the Australian Government has been examining options for a new funding tool and system to replace the current Aged Care Funding Instrument. The Department of Health commissioned the University of... More
    Closed 31 May 2019
  • Have your say on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Outcomes

    ‘The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health to investigate national reporting of treatment outcomes in the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS) . As part of this work, AIHW... More
    Closed 18 April 2019
  • Establishing a National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People: 2020 to 2030

    On 15 August 2018, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Forum on Inequities in Child Health in Canberra, the commencement of a process to establish a National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People: 2020 to 2030... More
    Closed 28 March 2019
  • NHMRC Survey on the Gender Equality Policy Requirements for Administering Institutions

    With the release of NHMRC’s Gender Equality Strategy 2018–2021 , it is timely that NHMRC again reviews how Administering Institutions (AIs) are meeting the seven gender equality requirements in the NHMRC Administering Institution Policy . To avoid overly burdening AIs,... More
    Closed 25 March 2019
  • Health Star Rating system - Draft Five Year Review Report

    The five year review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system is currently underway. The review will consider if and how well the objectives of the HSR system are being met, and identify options for improvements to the ongoing implementation of the system. The review is being conducted by Matthews... More
    Closed 25 March 2019
  • Review of Tobacco Control Legislation - Update

    The Department of Health (Department) is undertaking a review of its tobacco control legislation in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003 to ensure it remains fit‑for‑purpose, is kept up to date and in force so long as it is needed. This review applies to these Acts and... More
    Closed 18 March 2019
  • Managing Prudential Risk in Residential Aged Care

    Public Consultation The 2018 Budget included an announcement that the Government would move to strengthen the prudential standards in aged care to improve the financial management of providers and limit risk of provider failures. This would provide better protection to residents... More
    Closed 15 March 2019
  • Developing the Implementation Plans for the National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategies 2018-2022

    The five National Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Strategies set the direction for Australia’s continuing response to BBV and STI from 2018 to 2022. Together, the strategies outline a framework for a high quality and coordinated national response to BBV... More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • Streamlined Consumer Assessment for Aged Care

    In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will design and implement a new framework for streamlined consumer assessments for all aged care services, to be delivered by a new national assessment workforce from 2020. The measure addresses an issue identified in the Legislated Review... More
    Closed 11 February 2019
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health... More
    Closed 9 February 2019
  • DoctorConnect Website Redesign Survey

    The DoctorConnect website is in the process of being redesigned and improved to provide a better experience for all users. The improvements will bring the website in line with the Whole of Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency Digital Service Standard . I f you... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Shared Debt Recovery Scheme - public consultation

    The Department of Health (the Department) has a responsibility to protect the integrity of Australia's health payments system through prevention, identification and treatment of incorrect claiming, inappropriate practice and fraud by health care providers and suppliers. In the 2017-18... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Review of the Quality Use of Medicines Program's Delivery by the National Prescribing Service (NPS MedicineWise)

    The Department of Health (the Department) invites submissions to inform the Review of the Quality Use of Medicines Program's delivery by NPS MedicineWise (the Review). The Review is being conducted by Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO. Context The Australian Government... More
    Closed 24 January 2019
  • Health Star Rating (HSR) system - five year review

    Correction Please note that question 4.1.B (Sodium: preferred option) should read: ‘Decrease the maximum sodium levels used to determine baseline points for sodium to better reflect the range of sodium levels in the food supply’ as outlined on page 37 of the... More
    Closed 7 December 2018
  • National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services Consultation round 2

    The development of the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services (NSAMS) has commenced round 2 of consultation. The consultation involves face to face workshops, an online survey and opportunity to submit written responses. In addition there will also be a series of webinars to... More
    Closed 20 November 2018
  • Pregnancy Care Guidelines Review

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Pregnancy Care Guidelines. The topics included in this consultation are: Cervical length measurement to predict preterm birth Syphilis Chlamydia ... More
    Closed 15 November 2018
  • Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Food Reformulation Targets - Public Consultation

    ATTENTION: Errors have been identified on pages 39 and 48 of the ‘Rationale Document’ and within the consultation questions. The proposed target for the Crumbed and Battered Proteins subcategory 1: Meat and poultry , was erroneously listed as 710mg/100g, rather than the ... More
    Closed 15 November 2018
  • Establishing a National Women's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    On 2 March 2018, Minister Hunt announced at the National Women’s Health Summit in Sydney, the commencement of a process to establish a national women’s health strategy for 2020 to 2030. The Strategy will take into account changes in the policy environment, identification of gaps and... More
    Closed 5 November 2018
  • Establishing a National Men's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    Australian males generally enjoy better health and a longer life expectancy than males in most other countries in the world. Yet, on average, Australian males have a shorter life expectancy than Australian females, and some population groups of males, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait... More
    Closed 5 November 2018
  • The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

    The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights Consultation Paper outlines the basis for developing a single Charter of Aged Care Rights and how the draft Charter has been developed to date. As noted in the Paper, the draft Charter is aimed at stimulating feedback from this consultation. Changes to the... More
    Closed 10 October 2018
  • Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements - Developing a Government Response

    The Government welcomes the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (the Review) – the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken. The Review found that Australia is a world leader in the sports integrity field, and has an... More
    Closed 30 September 2018
  • National Cervical Screening Program - Primary Health Network Feedback Form

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from PHN staff on the effectiveness of these teleconferences relating to the National Cervical Screening Program and National Cancer Screening Register in order to identify ongoing opportunities for improvement. PHN teleconferences are held... More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Consultation to develop the detailed Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    On Sunday 16 September Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government's decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and home aged care to... More
    Closed 25 September 2018
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