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MAC Information Circular – 14 May 2021

MAC Information Circular – 14 May 2021

Federal Budget: Once in a generation change for aged care in Australia SA Health Vaccine Update Factsheet for residential aged care workers – now available in 19 languages Launch of Operation Trace Multifaith Practices: new resource launched EthnicLinks Information...

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Did You Know… Easter is Celebrated in Many Cultures?

Did You Know… Easter is Celebrated in Many Cultures?

Easter is a celebration that is shared by many Christian countries. The celebrations may differ from country to country but there are also some similarities across all cultures that celebrate it. The name for Easter differs from language to language. Many of the...

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Doctors must now prescribe drugs using their chemical name, not brand names. That’s good news for patients

From today (February 1), when you receive a prescription in Australia, it will list the name of the medication’s active ingredient rather than the brand name. So, for example, instead of receiving a prescription for Ventolin, your script will say “salbutamol”.

This national legislation change, called active ingredient prescribing, is long overdue for Australian health care.

Using the name of the drug — instead of the brand name, of which there are often many — will simplify how we talk about and use medications.

This could have a range of benefits, including fewer medication errors by both doctors and patients.

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CHSP Digital Landing Page – reablement resources

Following consultation with the aged care sector, the Department of Health has designed a suite of products for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) organisations to better understand, embed, and to practically apply wellness and reablement into CHSP service...

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