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Health stakeholders have paid tribute to Bob Hawke, with the Guild highlighting his key role in universal health care for Australians On Thursday, the former Prime Minister’s wife, Blanche d’Alpuget, …

A convicted healthcare practitioner cannot reapply for registration for six years, after making 14,565 fraudulent Medicare claims totalling over $850,000 A registered medical practitioner has been found to have engaged …

A new report on bulk billing has seen the Health Minister claim record rates, while Labor says the cost of health care is spiralling out of control The report, from …

The PSA has renewed its call for pharmacists to be placed on the list of eligible allied health professionals for chronic disease management It’s been nearly three years since the …

Health Minister Greg Hunt has spoken out on access to NIP vaccines, a high-cost drug solution, Medicare provider numbers, and “effectively” rejecting King Review proposals The Minister addressed the Terry …

When you take a patient’s blood pressure, provide smoking cessation advice, or spend time answering questions about medication use, where should the money come from? It’s the question on everybody’s …

Health Minister Greg Hunt has earned praise from doctors’ groups for the “well overdue” move, which will be staggered over four years at a cost of $1 billion Australian Medical Association …

In ongoing discussions with doctors’ groups, the Health Minister has hinted at unfreezing the rebate in the May budget The Medicare rebate freeze has been in place since 2013 and …

“This pharmacy happens to discount scripts to some patients who request it. Medicare will reject a script if its done within the SN4/20 day rule and discounted. Medicare knows if …

Mental health and Medicare—on which he has already been challenged by stakeholders—are two key issues for the new Minister for Health and Sport, he said today In a press release …

Some consumers may decide not to fill scripts as a result of the Medicare freeze, AMA Vice President Tony Bartone says. Speaking at a media doorstop today, Dr Bartone said …

Community pharmacies have the skills, expertise and infrastructure to help ease the burden on GPs which the medical profession believes is a drain on the effective use of doctors’ time …