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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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War nurse a trooper - Bay Post

“She said to me, ‘I must tell you, you are wearing your medals on the wrong side’,” Mrs Bryce, of Batehaven, recalled. “Oh, no, I said. I have earned these.”

Anzac nurses honoured in new show - SMH

Anzac nurse Olive Haynes’ diary has a delicately simple title:We Are Here Too. “It’s taken directly from a letter Olive wrote home,” actress Anna McGahan elaborates. “She was sent an Australian news article which detailed how the men arrived, and the horses arrived, with no mention of the nurses whatsoever, so she wrote back, ‘Well, you might like to mention that we are here too’.”

Tasmanian nurses say industrial action over wage freeze won't affect patients - 7 News

The union representing Tasmania's nurses and midwives says planned industrial action will put pressure on the system without affecting patient care.

Nurses sue hospitals for injuries from moving patients - Herald Sun

A GRADUATE nurse who says she injured her back moving an obese patient is suing the hospital amid a raft of similar complaints.

Study probes overuse of antibiotics in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Pressure from families and nursing staff to prescribe antibiotics is fuelling their inappropriate use in aged care, the authors of a new study claim.

Tas Treasurer urges local government to adopt wage freeze - ABC News

Tasmania's Treasurer wants local government to follow a state public sector wage freeze. Cabinet has a plan to freeze wages for 12 months, as well as limit pay increases by 2 per cent each year after that.

ITAC: hands-free nursing through voice-activated documentation - Pulse IT

Aged care software vendor HealthMetrics had released a voice-activated, hands-free communication system that allows nurses to document care processes at the bedside by speaking into a lightweight headset, with the notes then integrated into HealthMetrics' eCase clinical software.

NZNO launches petition for graduate nurses - NCAH

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has launched a petition calling for the government to fund a one-year nurse entry to practice program for all new graduate nurses.

Security in question as five nurses assaulted at John Hunter Hospital - The Herald

Police are investigating after a patient assaulted eight people, including five nurses, before having to be sedated in the emergency department of John Hunter Hospital.

Doctors win on bulk billing by GP nurses - The Herald

Doctors are celebrating a ‘win’ following clarification from the federal Department of Health that it will not make changes affecting their capacity to bulk bill patients assessed by general practice nurses.