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NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

‘White privilege’ storm over nursing code 01-02-2018

Health authorities have been criticised for seemingly encouraging nurses and midwives to acknowledge “white privilege” when treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander patients.

Queensland election: LNP unveils payroll tax threshold plan to create 500,000 jobs 30-10-2017

The LNP says it will lift the payroll tax threshold for businesses by $25,000 a year for ten years, and will aim to create 500,000 jobs.

Big pharma's cash splash on nurses, dietitians and pharmacists for services 26-10-2017

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health workers are getting millions of dollars in payments from big pharmaceutical companies for their services.

Extra frontline staff for CQ health services 30-10-2017

CENTRAL Queenslanders could have better health services access with the latest promise from the Australian Labor Party as part of the State Election campaign.

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Big changes for home nursing service - SMH

Home healthcare has come a long way since the service's early days, writes Josh Jennings. Nurse Daisie Reid says her most recent client, an elderly lady with early onset dementia, was having her breakfast when Reid arrived at her home.

Nurses call on Broken Hill hospital to respond to bullying accusations - ABC News

Former nurses at Broken Hill hospital in far west NSW are calling on the local health district to release details of an investigation into allegations of systemic bullying.

This is the best career option if you don't want a robot to take your job - Business Insider

A 2013 Oxford study estimates that artificial intelligence (AI) will swallow up about 47% of all employment in the United States in the next 20 years. But there are a few safe bastions left for humans - one of them is nursing.

Systemic 'bullying' at Broken Hill Hospital, nurses claim - SMH

Former and current healthcare workers have levelled serious allegations of bullying and harassment against members of management at a NSW hospital. As many as 50 former staff have left the Broken Hill Base Hospital as a result of a toxic culture of bullying.

Nurse-to-patient ratios to become law - PS News

The ratios of nurses and midwives to patients in Victorian hospitals set out in the nurses' Public Sector Enterprise Agreement are to become law under new moves announced by the Premier

Calls mount for more dementia content in undergraduate nursing degrees - Australian Ageing Agenda

Consumers and student nurses have backed the calls of a leading aged care provider for a greater emphasis on dementia care in undergraduate nursing degrees, but deans say undergraduate courses can’t look at individual diseases at a specialist level.

McGrath Foundation uses 10th anniversary to highlight growing demand for breast cancer services - ABC News

With breast cancer diagnosis rates increasing, as well as better survival rates and an aging population, experts are scrambling to find ways to cope with growing demands around patient care.

Do Something New - AnneMarie White at the Nurses's Museum - 612 ABC

This museum is a living tribute to the Florence Nightingales of yesteryear and today. It is quirky, historic- as museums should be.. [+audio]

Inquiry into nursing homes goes strangely quiet as talk turns to deadly events - SMH

Parliamentary inquiries are usually dry affairs. But a state upper house inquiry into a push to remove registered nurses from nursing homes has taken a dramatic turn from regulation and finance to murder and intrigue.

Nurse and midwife registration numbers up - but more seeking work - Transforming The Nation

The total number of all nurses and midwives registered in Australia rose by almost 7% between 2011 and 2014, but not all are finding work in their field, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).