Almost four out of five Australians (78%) report that they look for information about medicines on the internet, according to a new 2016 survey released during Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August). NPS Medicine wise have released a statement about how to navigate ‘Dr Google’ safely. You can read the full article below.
Survey findings released for Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) have revealed that occasional users of medicines—including prescription, over-the-counter, and alternative or complementary forms of medicines—are potentially not getting the full benefits from their medicines, compared to people who take medicines more often. You can read the full article below.
The Consumer’s Health Forum of Australia has released a media statement in response to the Pharmacy’s international award. You can read the full statement below.
Our voice is a digital magazine raising the volume on the lived experience of mental health in South Australia that will launch during Mental Health Week 2016. It is for South Australians by South Australians and everyone is called on to contribute or participate in ways that are meaningful for them. You can find out more information and learn how to make a submission in their flyer below.
The Consumer’s Health Forum of Australia has released a media statement on the need for Medicare to be more patient focused. You can read the full article below.
Metropolitan Youth Health is a group for young pregnant women and mums under 23 years of age. The group facilitates discussions about healthy relationships, looking after your family and your wellbeing. There is a free crèche and morning tea will be provided. The full flyer is available below. For more information or to book call Jasmine or Emma on: 8243 5637
Webcast: Wednesday, 7 September 2016
During negotiations for the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) in 2016 the Autralian Government and Pharmacy Guild of Australia made a commitment to conduct an independant Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (the Review). A final report will be provided to the Minister for Health by March 2017.
Thursday 22 September 2016
This free training event is designed for managers and leaders of a lived experience workforce within the NGO and Government sectors. The course has been co-developed by workers and leaders from the public and non-government mental health sectors. The aim of the course is to; Support leaders to increase their confidence in leading the Lived Experience Workforce; Provide opportunities for leaders to connect; Partner across sectors and share strategies, in order to develop SA’s Lived Experience Workforce into the future. You can register here to attend the event. The full flyers is available below.
Friday, 23 September 2016
To celebrate Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Australia SA will host an event to raise awareness of dementia and showcase local and nationally renowned guest speakers. You can register for the free event here.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Sufferers and carers of those who suffer with Asthma are invited to attend a session on living well with Asthma. The session aims to increase knowledge and confidence in Asthma management. The course will provide an understanding of:
- Asthma Symptoms;
- Various triggers and how to manage them;
- Medications available and how they help asthma;
- Asthma symptom control and how to achieve it;
- Written Asthma Action Plans;
- Asthma First Aid.
You can find out more and register here.