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 Clinical Program Lead (Diagnostics) Have specialised clinical or technical experience? Fancy a great role with work life balance? Want to work with the best in the health industry? Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-lead-diagnostics http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-lead-diagnostics Clinical Services Specialist - Tasmania Are you passionate about health? Are you a qualified health professional? Would you like the opportunity to deliver innovative programs? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-tasmania http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-tasmania Heartburn and reflux Find reliable independent health and treatment information about heartburn and reflux written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux Formative Research Officer This role will give you the opportunity to show your investigative skills in obtaining and synthesizing information from a wide range of sources on medicines and medical tests. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/formative-research-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/formative-research-officer Latest NPS MedicineWise program: stepping down from proton pump inhibitors NPS MedicineWise today launches a new learning program and health professional tools on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the treatment of uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The program focuses on optimal use of PPIs and provides practice points and tools to facilitate step-down therapy in patients whose symptoms are well controlled. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-nps-medicinewise-program-stepping-down-from-proton-pump-inhibitors http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-nps-medicinewise-program-stepping-down-from-proton-pump-inhibitors Time to reassess high use of prescription heartburn and reflux medicines by Australians Daily use of heartburn and reflux medicines (such as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms may not be necessary. Read more. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/time-to-reassess-high-use-of-prescription-heartburn-and-reflux-medicines-by-australians http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/time-to-reassess-high-use-of-prescription-heartburn-and-reflux-medicines-by-australians Post-traumatic stress disorder can go unnoticed Screening people at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as military personnel, will help prevent cases going unnoticed. Read more in Australian Prescriber. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-go-unnoticed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-go-unnoticed Patient education about warfarin pivotal to successful use Patient education before starting long-term anticoagulation with warfarin is pivotal to its successful use. Read more about optimal management of warfarin in Australian Prescriber. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/patient-education-about-warfarin-pivotal-to-successful-use http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/patient-education-about-warfarin-pivotal-to-successful-use Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 Sleeping pills and older people: the risks Difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing tends to occur more commonly as people age. Find out more. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older Accredited Pharmacist and/or GP Do you have recent experience in performing medication reviews? Are you available 11 - 15 May 2015 to complete work based in Sydney? Take part in evaluating the Medicines in Older People pilot program, as an independent contractor. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp Inaugural chair of Choosing Wisely Australia advisory group appointed Associate Professor Richard King AM has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Choosing Wisely Australia® Advisory Group. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor This online learning program has been designed to help you improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure and better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments within the context of absolute cardiovascular risk. The program also aims to increase your confidence in treatment decisions for patients with varying degrees of cardiovascular risk Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor NPS Direct – March 2015 Diabetes drugs for weight loss | Flu Vaccine uptake | Fentanyl patches | Warfarin | Fast five: Improving asthma control | Online learning: Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control Proton pump inhibitors - too much of a good thing? Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and reflux has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Lifestyle measures and regular review of patients can help reduce PPI use. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/proton-pump-inhibitors http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/proton-pump-inhibitors Print Production Coordinator Do you have extensive knowledge of print/direct mail functions? Do you have project management skills? Great Surry Hills location – close to Central Station! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/print-production-coordinator http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/print-production-coordinator Copyright Find information about our website including our privacy and copyright policies, terms of use and accessibility options. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/copyright http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/copyright Privacy policy Find information about our website including our privacy and copyright policies, terms of use and accessibility options. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy Latest program from NPS MedicineWise targets blood pressure Today NPS MedicineWise launches its latest program: Blood pressure: what’s changing in how we measure, manage and monitor. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-program-from-nps-medicinewise-targets-blood-pressure http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-program-from-nps-medicinewise-targets-blood-pressure