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What's New in the Community

This section will keep you up to date with news and events in the palliative care community. Please note that links below were current at time of posting, however links may become obsolete as websites update content.

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25 years of health expenditure in Australia 1989-90 to 2013-14
Health expenditure grew from $50.3 billion in 1989-90 to $154.6 billion in 2013-14 in real terms (adjusted for inflation). Over the period, health expenditure grew much faster than inflation, the population and population ageing. Health expenditure increased from 6.5% of gross domestic product in 1989-90 to 9.7% of gross domestic product in 2013-14.

SA Palliative Care State Conference 2016
The 3rd state conference will be held on 27 May 2016. It will focus on dementia, care of the elderly, palliative care and end of life care.

Caring for Cognitive Impairment
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has launched a national campaign to improve knowledge and care practices to provide better outcomes and reduce the risk of harm to people with cognitive impairment in hospital.

PubMed for Nurses
A set of videos, designed specifically for nurses, provides an introduction to searching literature in PubMed.

Review of the structure of NHMRC’s grant programme 
The NHMRC is undertaking an over-arching review of its grant programme to determine whether it is possible to streamline the current suite of funding schemes, while continuing to support the best Australian research and researchers for the benefit of human health.

Improvements to Palliative Care Service Delivery: New Initiatives and Creating Change. Insights from the USA’s Center to Advance Palliative Care
A special presentation by Dr Meier will focus on highlighting strategies for systematic improvement of palliative care provision incorporating public policy, research, education and clinical practice.

Palliative Care Online training
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal with two new training modules on pain management and recognising deteriorating patients.

New principles for accessing publicly funded data for the purpose of health research
NHMRC has developed important guidance in consultation with national data custodians, health researchers and consumer representatives. The Principles aim to ensure that the variety of publicly funded Australian data are appropriately accessed and used to improve health outcomes through quality research

New Partnership Centre Opportunity
NHMRC has opened a request for Partnership Centre Applications to establish a new NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability.

Dementia grants
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) seek applications from researchers, health professionals and policymakers for national funding for 2015-16, for small, medium and large projects to be completed by 30 June 2017. Projects in applied research or knowledge translation must specifically address one or more of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) priority dementia research areas.


Last updated 08 February 2016