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 Evaluation Manager Are you a strategic thinker and technically savvy in health data analysis and interpretation? Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/evaluation-manager http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/evaluation-manager Springtime hay fever: persevere to find effective treatment for seasonal allergies Hay fever suffers should talk to a doctor or pharmacist to work out the best treatment for their seasonal allergies. Read more. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/springtime-hay-fever-persevere-to-find-effective-treatment-for-seasonal-allergies http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/springtime-hay-fever-persevere-to-find-effective-treatment-for-seasonal-allergies Drug misuse: implications for pharmacists This free online learning module for pharmacists provides expert insights on how to spot the warning signals of potentially harmful medicines use. Start the online course here. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:33:53 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/drug-misuse-implications-for-pharmacists http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/drug-misuse-implications-for-pharmacists Privacy policy Find information about our website including our privacy and copyright policies, terms of use and accessibility options. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015 Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place from 16-22 November 2015. Read more about joining the fight against antibiotic resistance. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:02:44 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week Program Evaluation Officer Implement agreed process and impact evaluations to assess the reach and impact of NPS MedicineWise programs and products. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-evaluation-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-evaluation-officer Communication & Public Relations Manager Drive high quality communications across multiple audiences and channels to build engagement and strengthen our corporate profile and reputation. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/communication-and-public-relations-manager http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/communication-and-public-relations-manager Marketing Assistant Provide support and assistance to the marketing services team to enable more efficient and effective implementation of strategies and tactics. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/marketing-assistant http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/marketing-assistant Product Portfolio Manager Do you have a vision for how data and feedback, and decision support tools can improve healthcare in Australia? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/product-portfolio-manager http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/product-portfolio-manager Formative Research Officer Show your investigative skills in identifying quality use of medicine and medical test issues, influencing factors and strategies to address them. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/formative-re http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/formative-re NPS Direct – August 2015 Risperidone: increased risk in dementia patients | Tramadol oral drops: not for children under age 12 | Fast five: Resources to help manage GORD with PPIs | Resources for patients with chronic pain | CPD year-end for pharmacists Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/august http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/august Blood pressure resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Blood pressure resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients/indigenous-resources http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients/indigenous-resources Annual Cycle of Care for type 2 diabetes A summary of three- and six-monthly and annual checks for people with type 2 diabetes. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-health-professionals/annual-cycle-of-care http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-health-professionals/annual-cycle-of-care Organisation Development Consultant Use your skills and experience to provide organisational development and generalist HR advice and consultancy across the NPS MedicineWise business. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/organisation-development-consultant http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/organisation-development-consultant Be Medicinewise at all ages and life stages: Be Medicinewise week announced for 2015 NPS MedicineWise has announced that Be Medicinewise Week will be held again this year from 12-18 October 2015. A national awareness week that promotes the safe and wiser use of medicines by all Australians, this is the fifth annual Be Medicinewise Week. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Be-Medicinewise-at-all-ages-and-life-stages-Be-Medicinewise-week-announced-for-2015 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Be-Medicinewise-at-all-ages-and-life-stages-Be-Medicinewise-week-announced-for-2015 How do I treat a fever? What to do if your child has a fever because of a respiratory tract infection (RTI) or vaccination, including when to seek medical advice and when to give paracetamol or ibuprofen. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/respiratory-problems/respiratory-tract-infections/for-individuals/symptoms/relieving-the-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-tract-infection/how-do-i-treat-a-fever http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/respiratory-problems/respiratory-tract-infections/for-individuals/symptoms/relieving-the-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-tract-infection/how-do-i-treat-a-fever 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 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