Diabetes Prevention

Numerous studies have shown that regular, moderate fitness training for diabetics brings relief from the symptoms. However, it is best to actively prevent this disease of civilization, which is one of the most common, through exercise and diet. Muscle training activates and balances the metabolism. If you then eat properly and healthily, you will create the best possible conditions for avoiding this metabolic…

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Welcome from the Chair

In July, the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council announced changes to the membership of the 10 National Boards originally appointed in August 2009 for a three-year term. Two new community members, Ms Allyson Warrington (Tasmania) and Mr Max Howard (Queensland), were appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the National Board) from 1 September 2019. These appointments replaced…

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Nurses and Midwives Prepare for Revalidation from 2018

Continuing professional development (CPD) is important for maintaining any health professional’s registration. By constantly updating their knowledge and skills throughout their career professionals can ensure they provide the best care possible to patients; it also provides the public with some assurance that when they are assessed and receive treatment it is from competent practitioners. In the past it has been…

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What Our Medical Professionals Had To Say

In April, we surveyed out database of medical professionals, asking them a range of questions regarding their work, life and finances. Here’s what 675 medical professionals had to say: Having just run our largest ever survey, we have some very interesting results to share. We asked 675 medical professionals, ‘What matters most to you and your recruitment challenges’, as well as …

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The Medical Review Officer – The Role The MRO Plays

The ‘MRO’ defined: The Medical Review Officer, or MRO, is a specially trained, licensed medical practitioner with specialised knowledge in the medical use of prescription drugs and the pharmacology and toxicology of illicit drugs. The MRO is familiar with the technical, regulatory and practical aspects of drug and alcohol testing and plays a vital role in the overall drug testing process….

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Everyone Makes Mistakes – Even Hospitals

Everyone has heard the clichés: “We’re all human.” “Everyone makes mistakes.” “Nobody’s perfect.” Those answers are just fine when they come from a waiter explaining an overcooked filet or a child offering a reason behind a less-than-perfect spelling test. But when it’s your doctor? The fact is that those go-to answers actually are valid, even for doctors … who are…

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