NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Reducing obesity key to managing osteoarthritis Obesity is the single most important modifiable risk factor to manage in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a new article in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Reducing-obesity-key-to-managing-osteoarthritis http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Reducing-obesity-key-to-managing-osteoarthritis Giving up smoking – can medicines help? Although nicotine addiction can be a difficult habit to break, research suggests that more and more Australians are quitting successfully thanks to smoking cessation aids. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Giving-up-smoking-can-medicines-help http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Giving-up-smoking-can-medicines-help Overuse of medicines in older Australians: what can we do? Two thirds of Australia's ageing population takes 5 or more medicines daily: at least 1 of these is harmful or unnecessary. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-medicines-in-older-australians-what-can-we-do http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-medicines-in-older-australians-what-can-we-do Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Australian Prescriber celebrates its 40th year in 2015. See the August issue online at www.australianprescriber.com Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Latest-edition-of-Australian-Prescriber-out-now-August-2015 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Latest-edition-of-Australian-Prescriber-out-now-August-2015 Data Architect Develop and maintain the data architecture and supporting standards that guide the design, delivery and implementation of NPS MedicineWise processes Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-architect http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-architect Data Analyst Develop appropriate methods to clean, validate and analyse the data and provide meaningful reports to participating practices, NPS MedicineWise, the Department of Health and relevant stakeholders. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-analyst http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-analyst Epidemiologist/Biostatistician Job opportunity to develop and implement epidemiological methods for the design and analysis of data extracted from general practice clinical electronic health records. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/epidemiologistbiostatistician http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/epidemiologistbiostatistician Be Medicinewise Week Take the Medicinewise challenge – 5 questions. Find out if you are medicinewise and how to get the best from your medicines. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week Let's talk about chronic pain This National Pain Week NPS MedicineWise is releasing resources to encourage people living with chronic pain to have conversations with health providers who can provide support. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/lets-talk-about-chronic-pain http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/lets-talk-about-chronic-pain Educational partnership launched: NPS MedicineWise and primary health care NPS MedicineWise is excited to announce a partnership that will support the continuing professional development of Primary Health Care health professionals. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/educational-partnership-launched-nps-medicinewise-and-primary-health-care http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/educational-partnership-launched-nps-medicinewise-and-primary-health-care Choosing Wisely announces next wave of participating colleges and societies Choosing Wisely Australia announces the next wave of colleges and societies to join the initiative. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-announces-next-wave-of-participating-colleges-and-societies http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-announces-next-wave-of-participating-colleges-and-societies Sneezing billboards spreading an important health message this cold and flu season Sneezing billboards are spreading an important message to Australians this week: ordinary colds and flu can be managed without antibiotics. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/sneezing-billboards-spreading-an-important-health-message-this-cold-and-flu-season http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/sneezing-billboards-spreading-an-important-health-message-this-cold-and-flu-season The Doctor's Bag: new emergency app for health professionals The Doctor's Bag, a new emergency app for health professionals, has been officially launched by Australian Prescriber and NPS MedicineWise. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/the-doctors-bag-new-emergency-app-for-health-professionals http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/the-doctors-bag-new-emergency-app-for-health-professionals Life at NPS Learn about life at NPS, including our culture and values. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/working-at-nps http://www.nps.org.au/careers/working-at-nps NPS Direct – July 2015 Changes to clozapine prescribing and dispensing | Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk | Winner: #SaveTheScript antibiotic resistance short film competition | Fast five: Abdominal imaging | Professional development activities: Proton pump inhibitors: too much of a good thing?; Chronic pain – educational visits now available | For patients: A blood pressure interactive 'game' challenge Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/july http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/july Clinical Program Officer (Choosing Wisely) Develop and use your clinical expertise to support the design, build and delivery of successful programs, whilst taking an active role in promoting, managing key external relationships and representing NPS MedicineWise with external stakeholders. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-officer-choosing-wisely http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-officer-choosing-wisely Manager, Medical Content & Education Review and transform our current portfolio so that it meets the needs and expectations of audiences from a range of professions and backgrounds, as well as identifying opportunities to reach new audiences in new settings. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/manager,-medical-content-and-education http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/manager,-medical-content-and-education Clinical Program Officer Utilise your clinical expertise to support the design, building and delivery of successful therapeutic programs. You will assist in keeping abreast of current research and literature and environmental scanning in a variety of therapeutic areas, as well as new business opportunities. You will use your clinical skills to make sure that programs delivered match our customer needs (health professionals and consumers). Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/clinical-program-officer2 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/clinical-program-officer2 Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk Benzodiazepines are commonly misused dependence is of increasing concern. You can contribute to appropriate prescribing, counselling and patient education to prevent dependence and achieve better patient outcomes. 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