The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia.
The AIR can only accept immunisation information from recognised vaccination providers in Australia. This means the AIR cannot accept any information from parents.
Medical practitioners, midwives and nurse practitioners with a Medicare provider number are:
My Health Record is a national platform for the sharing of patient health information that can be accessed anywhere and at anytime. By the end of 2018 every Australian will have a My Health Record, unless they actively choose not to have one.
BreastScreen Australia aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease.
In December 2017, the Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test in the National Cervical Screening Program.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women, is more effective than the Pap test at preventing cervical cancers, and is just as safe to be done every five years instead of every two.
The two yearly Pap test for people aged 18 to 69 has been replaced by a five yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) test for people aged 25 to 74. People are due for their first Cervical Screening Test at the age of 25 or two years after their last Pap test. The changes include:
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 1987 and is administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.
Registration with the NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation that works to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used. Established in 1998 with the primary aim of promoting quality use of medicines, today it has grown to connect with health consumers and health professionals nation-wide, changing attitudes and behaviours, and empowering all Australians to make the best possible healthcare decisions when they count.
Visit the Resource Library to download information on the range of initiatives or contact the Practice Assist Help Desk for further information.