SA Health commissioned an independent review of the incident notification, management and analysis of the incorrect dosing of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) in 2015. The review was undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and is the second review looking at these significant incidents.
The independent review panel found that:
Implementing the Review’s recommendations:
The review panel has made six recommendations, all of which been accepted by SA Health.
Over four lectures and four weeks, the World Medical Association president, Professor Sir Michael Marmot will explore the challenges communities face in solving issues of health inequality. HCA will provide the link to each of the lectures as they are released.
Episode one: Professor Marmot explains how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, determine their risk of poor health. You can read the transcript or listen to the lecture here.
Episode two: Professor Marmot explains how the good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage for health and well-being throughout a person’s life. You can read the transcript or listen to the lecture here.
Episode Three: Professor Marmot explains how unemployment is bad for health, but that work can damage health, too. When work is no longer the way our of poverty, health suffers. You can read the transcript or listen to the lecture here.
The Consumer’s Health Forum of Australia has released a media statement in response to the Federal Governments plans to fast track the approval of new drugs. You can read the full release below.
The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) core funding agreement with the Commonwealth Department of Health expires on 31 December 2016. The PHCRIS services are conducting a survey to assess the usefulness/value of PHCRIS’ resources and services and to assess whether their stakeholders are likely to invest in continuation of PHCRIS’ services. You can find out more and complete their short survey here.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
This event is hosted by Carers SA and will be held at the Bio SA Conference Centre in Thebarton. Young carers are people up to age 25 who provide ongoing unpaid care to a family member or friend with a disability, chronic condition or mental illness. The forum will focus on improving the engagement of young carers and gaining insights into effective and innovative approaches to support young carers. You can find out more and register here.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
17-19 October, Intercontinental Adelaide
This year’s conference to be held in Adelaide will run over three days. The themes are People, Power and Practice. Michael Cousins (CE) will be guest speaker in Tuesdays Breakout Session 2. He will speak on the Transforming Health Peak Consumer and Community Engagement Committee. You can view the full conference program below. For more information and to register visit the conference webpage here.
Monday, 17:00 17 October 2016
Tuesday, 09:00 18 October 2016
This year’s SAHMRI's Annual Scientific Symposium has a focus on Healthy Ageing. Registrations must be done separately for each of the days of the Symposium. You can register here before the 10 October 2016. The event flyer is available below.