#219 Telehealth extension will help patients
The extension of Medicare rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months will help patients and practices through the pandemic.
#217 2020 influenza vaccines - It’s not too late to get vaccinated
There is still an opportunity to offer the influenza vaccine this season.
#213 Public Health Emergency Order extensions
The DHHS has written to inform us that three existing Public Health Emergency Orders relating to medicine access in Victoria have been extended.
#208 Routine childhood vaccination: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
Data shows that parents are forgoing or delaying vaccines due for their child as a consequence of the pandemic.
#205 Don't Delay Campaign
Today, Cancer Council Victoria launches its campaign reminding Victorians that other medical issues don’t stop because of COVID-19.
#203 Calls for urgent Senate hearing
The AMA has called for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 to urgently conduct further hearings to consider the Victorian outbreak and the impacts on healthcare workers.
#201 Government urged to extend Medicare telehealth items until March
The AMA is calling for the extension of temporary telehealth arrangements under Medicare.
#199 Guidance on the use of PPE by health care workers
The Australian Government Department of Health has provided updated guidance on the use of PPE by health care workers in areas with significant community transmission.
#198 COVID Safe plan required by 11:59pm today (Friday 7 August)
It is mandatory for every workplace operating in Victoria to have a COVID Safe Plan prepared by 11:59pm this evening. Here's what that looks like.