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  1. 18 February 2016

    Transition to My Aged Care

    Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) will start using My Aged Care to conduct comprehensive assessments and referrals  from February 2016. The transition dates: Queensland: 1 February 2016 New South Wales: 4 February 2016 Australian Capital […]

  2. 17 February 2016

    National Health Reform Summit

    On Tuesday PCA attended the 7th National Health Reform Summit, hosted by the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance. The Summit focussed on two important areas: mental health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Some […]

  3. 9 December 2015

    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. All six online modules have been developed in accordance […]

  4. 26 November 2015

    Annual General Meeting Outcomes

    The PCA AGM was held on  Tuesday. There were three vacant Board positions and nominations were received from existing Board members who were re-nominating: Dr Jane Fischer, Phil Plummer and Associate Professor Richard Chye. All […]

  5. 24 November 2015

    Video: Access to palliative care

    Palliative Care Australia asked the palliative care sector at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in September 2015, for their views on access to palliative care.

  6. 19 November 2015

    Private Health Insurance (PHI) Roundtable

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) Vice President Jane Fischer and PCA Policy Manager Philippa Kirkpatrick attended the PHI roundtable on Monday 16 November 2015 in Canberra. There were about 36 participants representing a range of peak […]

  7. 11 November 2015

    PCA and BCNA Secondary Breast Cancer Grant Video

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) are among 20 organisations around the world to receive a grant from Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer for the Seeding Progress and […]

  8. 29 October 2015

    Public consultation on private health insurance

    Health Minister Sussan Ley announced public consultation on private health insurance in her National Press Club address this week. In her first Press Club address Minister Ley said the system needed more investigation, adding a […]

  9. 22 October 2015

    Medicare Benefits Schedule Review

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review is underway. The MBS Review Taskforce has two consultation papers available and a survey open in the consultation hub here. This week Palliative Care Australia wrote to the Taskforce […]

  10. 22 October 2015

    Paediatric end-of-life care roundtable

    Representatives from Palliative Care Australia attended an expert roundtable meeting on 15 October 2015 at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on ‘Delivering safe and high quality end-of-life care to children […]

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