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NPS Medicinewise Media Release: ‘’Dr Google’’ is here to stay so how do you do it safely?

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.

NPS Media Release: ‘’Dr Google’’ is here to stay so how do you do it safely?

NPS Medicinewise Media Release: Occasional Medicine Users not getting the full benefit of their medicines.

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.

NPS Media Release: Occasional Medicine Users not getting the full benefit of their medicines.

Consumers Health Forum of Australia, media release: Pharmacy’s international award a step forward for health consumers

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.

CHF Media Release: Pharmacy’s international award a step forward for health consumers

Call for Submissions: Our Voice Digital Magazine

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.

Call for Submissions: Our Voice Digital Magazine Flyer

Consumer’s Health Forum Media Release: Stronger Medicare Requires more Patient Focus

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.

CHF Media release: Stronger Medicare requires more patient focus


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Events

Metropolitan Youth Health: A group about relationships

September 2016
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

A group about relationships: Flyer

Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation: Invitation for submissions

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.

More information on the Review is available here. You can read a CHF press release about the review here The Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Reglation has released their discussion paper which is available here.   Their will be a live webcast, to be broadcast from Canberra in the evening of 7 September. To register your interest in attending the national webcast, please email the Review Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the number of participants attending; and the affiliation (e.g. pharmacist or consumer). 

Training: Leading Lived Experience in the Workplace

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. 

Training: Leading Lived Experience in the Workplace: Flyer

Dementia Awareness Day: International Action on Dementia

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.

Asthma Foundation SA: Live Well with Asthma session

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.


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