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.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Thursday, 3 November 2016
This full day Stroke Research Forum is hosted by the Peter Couche Foundation and supported by SAHMRI and the three universities, Adelaide, UniSA and Flinders.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
The Northern Health Network (NHN) is holding a ‘’Family Violence Forum: Reducing stigma and promoting prevention’’ to promote community awareness and better knowledge in relation to family violence. The full flyer outlining the detail is available below.
Monday, 17 October 2016
The symposium on end of life care is a free public event associated with the 2016 SAHMRI Scientific Symposium. A panel will discuss and debate the key issues associated with end of life care.
Registrations can be made here before the 10 October 2016. The event flyer is available below.
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.