My Health Record opt-out period extended

The Turnbull Government has today extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018, as was announced last week. This was a key request from the Australian Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners and gives Australians more time to consider their options as we strengthen…

Quicker diagnosis and help for stroke victims

The Turnbull Government is providing $1.5 million to ensure doctors have the latest research and information on treating stroke at their fingertips, giving patients the best chance for survival.   Most clinical guidelines are currently in paper form but this funding will allow Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to provide health professionals with the latest…

$1.3 million to address prostate cancer and male infertility

The Turnbull Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.   The National Male Health Strategy 2020 – 2030, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all men in Australia over the next decade, especially those at the greatest risk…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: $18 million for medical research projects to improve women’s health; endometriosis; My Health Record; Emma Husar; tampon tax; euthanasia; NEG   GREG HUNT: Today’s a very important day for women’s health. This is about ensuring that every woman and every girl in Australia has access to even better care than they already…

$18 million for medical research to improve women’s health

An $18 million investment by the Turnbull Government in a range of medical research projects will aim to improve the health of Australian women, marking the first step towards a new National Women’s Health Strategy.   The National Women’s Health Strategy 2020 – 2030, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in…

Doorstop – Alice Springs Health COAG

E&OE…                       Topics: Greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes; Unanimous COAG endorsement for the My Health Record opt-out process   NATASHA FYLES: All Territorians, all Australians deserve access to high quality health services and it has been monumental over the past two days in Alice Springs to have every health minister from around the states…

Doorstop – Alice Springs

E&OE…                       Topics: $23.2 million for new Indigenous-focused health and medical research projects; strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   GREG HUNT:           It’s a real honour to be here at Purple House with Ken Wyatt, Indigenous Health Minister, but of course the first Indigenous Minister in the history of the Commonwealth of Australia. To…

Interview with Leon Byner – 5AA Mornings

&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   LEON BYNER:         Greg Hunt, thanks for joining us. We understand that you have reached an agreement with the AMA and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners about the business of privacy and My Health Record. Minister, why couldn’t we have got this right…

Interview with Edwina Bartholomew – Channel 7 Sunrise

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW:         Now, the Federal Government will tighten privacy rules around the controversial My Health Record system. Live now to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt in Melbourne. Good morning to you Minister and thank you for your time. What changes exactly are you going…