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  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Discussion Paper Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through Primary Healthcare

Presented to Primary Health Care Advisory Group
September 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Response to the MBS review taskforce consultation

Prestented to the MBS Review Taskforce 
November 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Physiotherapist referral to specialist medical practitioners

2015-16 pre-budget submission

Getting a better understanding of residents’ palliative care needs

People with family in aged care are more likely than others to discuss a family member’s end-of-life care wishes with them, according to a national survey.

SBS News interview with Jennie Hewitt, APAM, regarding falls prevention and the role of physiotherapy in aged care

Health professionals are urging an increased focus on strength and wellness among aged care residents, as the Federal Government reviews the way such facilities are funded. A recent Australian study suggests strength and balance exercise program for such residents can significantly decrease the rate of falls

How the NDIA Independent Pricing Review will affect the quality of care provided to disabled people

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) expressed its strong opposition to the National Disability Insurance Agency acceptance of the Independent Pricing Review from McKinsey & Company.

Independent NDIA pricing recommendations will erode quality services for people with disabilities

Members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) have reacted strongly to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) acceptance of recommendations from the recently released Independent Pricing Review conducted by McKinsey & Company.

Physios asked to ‘show empathy’ for codeine-seeking patients

The RACGP has encouraged GPs to refer patients to physiotherapists as an alternative to prescribing codeine, following the 1 February upschedule of low-dose codeine-containing preparations.

Specialist physiotherapy treatment integral to cancer patients

Ahead of Lymphoedema Awareness Day on Tuesday 6 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is joining the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) in calling on the federal government to support Medicare funding for Australians living with this chronic illness.
 

South Australians seek commitment to world-class physiotherapy and allied health services for improved patient outcomes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on major political parties ahead of this month’s state election to commit to world class rehab hospital facilities for patients recovering from surgery and stroke.

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