News: Quality improvement in PIP

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) provides funding to eligible general practices to help them with quality improvement activities. In the 2017–18 Budget the government announced a new Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive. The new QI Incentive will start from 1 May 2018 to ensure general practices are ready.


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News: Older Australians urged to take health more seriously

New research has found that almost half of our Australians in their 70s are not looking after their health. The research found 60% admit to not eating a balanced diet, over half (52%) are drinking more alcohol than recommended, almost half (49%) are not maintaining an active lifestyle, and 70% remain unaware they are at risk of serious conditions like shingles.

Chronic disease and mental health symposium 2017 - Friday 24 November 2017, Sydney

Registrations are open for the 2nd Chronic disease and mental health symposium 2017, addressing chronic disease through collective impact. Delegates will get an opportunity to learn, share and network with others interested in reducing the impact of chronic disease on our communities. The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses is partnering with APNA and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

News: Be prepared for thunderstorm asthma

The National Asthma Council today launched a suite of resources on thunderstorm asthma to prepare healthcare professionals and their practices for the upcoming grass pollen season. Written for GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists, the new resources include an information paper on the causes, prevention and treatment of thunderstorm asthma and a refreshed information paper on managing allergic rhinitis in people with asthma.

APNA Workforce Survey 2017

You are invited to take part in APNA's 2017 snapshot of nurses working in primary health care. For APNA to represent and advocate for nurses working in primary health care, we need to understand the capacity, conditions and experience of the workforce. The survey takes 25 minutes and we recommend doing this on your desktop computer.

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