Ensuring continued access to affordable PBS medicines for those impacted by the bushfires

The Morrison Government is implementing temporary, emergency measures to ensure people affected by the current bushfire situation are able to continue to receive Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised medicines when a doctor’s prescription is not immediately available.   These changes will help people with ongoing medical needs including those with asthma, lung disease, diabetes, heart disease…

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

The Morrison/McCormack Government has put in place emergency protocols to expedite the process of getting GPs and allied health workers to bushfire-affected communities where they are needed most.   The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from doctors who want to work in medical practices in bushfire-affected communities.  …