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 Brief item: Umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease An NPS RADAR In Brief item of this drug will be published in early December. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/2014/december-2014/brief-item-umeclidinium http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/2014/december-2014/brief-item-umeclidinium Vitamin B12 tests Vitamin B12 testing has increased rapidly, but true deficiency is rare. Testing is unnecessary for most people Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:19 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/pathology-tests/for-individuals/blood-tests/for-individuals/vitamin-b12-tests http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/pathology-tests/for-individuals/blood-tests/for-individuals/vitamin-b12-tests Folate tests Folate testing has increased rapidly, fortification of wheat flour in Australia means that deficiency is rare. Testing is unnecessary for most people Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/pathology-tests/for-individuals/blood-tests/for-individuals/folate-tests http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/pathology-tests/for-individuals/blood-tests/for-individuals/folate-tests Data Warehouse Developer (Maximum Term Contract) Are you able analyse manage and resolve issues? Do you have good developer skills and knowledge? Are you an adept and innovative problem solver? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-warehouse-developer-maximum-term-contract http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/data-warehouse-developer-maximum-term-contract Innovation Lead Work with a dynamic organisation with national footprint Lead and facilitate the development innovative products and services Enjoy great staff benefits! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/innovation-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/innovation-lead Ways to help you manage fatigue Many of the causes of fatigue can be modified or treated. Read more about the simple and practical steps you can take to help you manage fatigue. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/ways-to-manage http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/ways-to-manage Varenicline (Champix) for smoking cessation – changed note to restriction From 1 October 2014 the note to the PBS listing for varenicline tartrate has changed to permit another course of varenicline (instead of buproprion) in patients who did not stop smoking after an initial 12- or 24-week treatment course, provided that 6 months have elapsed between starting the previous course of varenicline and the subsequent course. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:46:21 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-varenicline http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-varenicline Back to basics for fatigue: a diagnostic approach Reflect on the diagnostic approach to fatigue by working through clinical scenarios and improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing patients with fatigue. Our programs are eligible for CPD points and recognised for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Prescribing Incentive. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/fatigue-program http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/fatigue-program Achieving good anticoagulant practice: GP survey results iew the results from our national GP survey on Anticoagulants in general practice. The survey aimed to identify trends in GP knowledge and practice. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/evaluation/gp-survey-results/anticoagulants http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/evaluation/gp-survey-results/anticoagulants Marketing Design Lead Champion marketing strategies and tactical marketing plans for new and existing products, programs and markets Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station Great staff benefits! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-design-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-design-lead Medical Writer Passionate about health care? Want to work with the best in the health industry? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer Clinical Engagement Support Officer Do you have advanced support, co-ordination and administration skills? Get involved in the promotion of NPS MedicineWise activities to primary care practitioners Great staff benefits! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-engagement-support-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-engagement-support-officer Website Indexer & Metadata Analyst (part-time) Be responsible for indexing NPS MedicineWise digital content. Close to Central. Great staff benefits! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time Fatigue Fatigue is a symptom that many of us will experience at some point in our life. Find out more about possible causes fatigue and simple lifestyle changes you can make to help manage fatigue. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue Overuse of pain relievers poses a safety risk for Australians Many Australians have exceeded the maximum daily dose of over-the-counter painkillers, a recent poll suggests, potentially posing significant risks to their health Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-pain-relievers-poses-a-safety-risk-for-australians http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-pain-relievers-poses-a-safety-risk-for-australians Information Security Analyst (15 week maximum term contract) Are you an expert in information security? Do you enjoy working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst Technology Team Lead Do you have outstanding leadership skills? Want to design cutting edge technology solutions? Great employee benefits! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead Be Medicinewise Week 13–19 October Take the Medicinewise challenge – 5 questions. Find out if you are medicinewise and how to get the best from your medicines. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 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 Are you taking your prescription medicines as prescribed? During Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we urge Australians to be medicinewise with prescription medicines. While a high number of respondents take prescribed meds, advice on taking medicines safely and effectively is not always followed Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed Digital Producer (maternity leave cover) Are you passionate about digital information solutions? Would you like the opportunity to manage projects? Interested in joining a dynamic team? Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover