Overview:
• AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that having Greg Hunt as Health Minister provides the Government a perfect opportunity to change direction on health policy, and to consign any links to the disastrous 2014-15 Health budget to history. Dr. Gannon also advised to look at all health policies as investments in a healthier and more productive population.

• Cancer Council NSW is committed to funding high quality cancer research that is made possible by the support of the people of NSW. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) accepts application for cancer research via the Research Grant Management System (RGMS) process from January 11 2017 to March 15 2017.

• Doctors are concerned with the harmful effects on young children of alcohol promotion while watching sports. Research by the  Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) found New South Wales was one of the “worst-offending states” with five alcohol sponsorships spread across Cricket NSW, the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the  23th of January 2017. Read by Rebecca Foster. Health News

https://ama.com.au/media/new-minister-must-set-new-direction-government-health-policy

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said [yesterday] … that the appointment of Greg Hunt as Health Minister provides the Government with the perfect opportunity to change direction on health policy, and to consign any links to the disastrous 2014-15 Health budget to history.

Launching the AMA’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18, Dr Gannon said the key for the Government and the Health Minister is to look at all health policies as investments in a healthier and more productive population.

“Health is the best investment that governments can make,” …

“The AMA agrees with and supports Budget responsibility. But we also believe that savings must be made in areas that do not directly negatively affect the health and wellbeing of Australian families.

“Health must be seen as an investment, not a cost or a Budget saving.

The AMA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18 covers the following key areas:

  • Medicare Indexation Freeze;
  • Public Hospitals;
  • Health Care Home;
  • Medicare Reviews;
  • Medicare Levy;
  • Pathology;
  • Private Health Insurance;
  • Medical Indemnity – Underpinning Affordable Health Care;
  • Medical Care for Palliative Care and Aged Care Patients;
  • Indigenous Health;
  • Mental Health;
  • Medical Workforce and Training;
  • Obesity;
  • Nutrition;
  • Physical Activity;
  • Alcohol and Drugs; and
  • Climate Change and Health.

The AMA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18 is at https://ama.com.au/sites/default/files/budget-submission/Budget_Submission_2017_2018.pdf

This Submission was lodged with Treasury ahead of the cob Thursday 19 January 2017 deadline.

https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/research/funding-governance-ethics/project-grant-applications/

Cancer Council NSW is committed to funding high quality cancer research that is made possible by the support of the people of NSW. Cancer Council NSW is driven by the imperative to fund research that is both of significant scientific merit, and of value to the community we serve and represent.

Applications, submitted through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Grant Management System (RGMS) process, are invited for Project Grants to commence in 2018 for research into any aspects of cancer, including its causes, mechanisms, prevention, treatment and care, and the organisation and performance of cancer control services.

Visit the NHMRC website for information about how to apply for Project Grants via RGMS (Research Grants management System).
A number of options will be available in RGMS for choosing which funding body (or bodies) your application is to be submitted to. Indicate via the appropriate RGMS field that you are seeking funding from Cancer Council NSW.
The RGMS application must be completed in accordance with NHMRC guidelines.

RGMS opens for applications: 11 January, 2017

RGMS Application DEADLINE:  15 March 2017
Read more at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/research/funding-governance-ethics/project-grant-applications/#aDKwXPKYTTHzLVTk.99

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-22/doctors-call-for-ban-on-alcohol-sponsorship-of-cricket/8198706

A group of leading Australian doctors is calling for alcohol sponsorship of cricket to be banned, saying it is harming children.

Dr Sarah Dalton from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) said it was unacceptable that young children were bombarded with alcohol promotion while watching sport.

“We’re overdue for a national conversation to discuss how big brewers are using sport as a channel to market their product, leaving our children as the collateral damage,” Dr Dalton said.

“It is happening in too many Australian sports and it needs to stop.”

Research by the RACP found New South Wales was one of the “worst-offending states” with five alcohol sponsorships spread across Cricket NSW, the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.

Doctors are concerned giving naming rights such as “the VB one day international” increases awareness and normalises the use of alcohol.

Doctors have called on the broadcasting regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), to plug a loophole and to stop alcohol sponsorship of sporting events.

 



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