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The first results of the recent codeine rescheduling has seen a dramatic decrease in overdoses as a result . Overdoses linked to low-strength codeine (up to 15 milligrams) has fallen by 79% since codeine was reschedule to a Schedule 4...
New Grad Nurse John shares his experiences of anxiety, catching yourself, and "living between the flags" as a nurse fresh out of uni. “I wanted to be the best nurse I could be… That idea quickly crumbled”  Starting as a New...
The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world. The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff...
Are you employed as a casual but don't know how it compares? Or maybe you'd like to be permanent? Ben from the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) breaks down a lot of what it means to be casual...
NSW maternity units are in crisis, with many facing mass shortages of midwifery staff, which is potentially putting babies and mothers at risk.
There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...
A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
NSWNMA Assistant Secretary, Judith Kiejda, outlines why sexual harassment at work should be considered a safety issue in order to make real change. It’s a year since the stories of now-disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein first began to hit the...
SBS television program Insight is working on a show looking at anxiety and ways to treat it. They want to hear from nurses and midwives who have seen significant improvement in their anxiety and what worked for them. If you're a nurse...
Don’t miss your chance to hear from thought leaders and clinical innovators at the inaugural Together Achieving Better Health conference, proudly sponsored by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has a strong focus on...