NPAQ challenges QLD Health Memo

The Courier-Mail, Michael Madigan reports on the landmark legal case which opens in Brisbane this morning, June 29, could open the way for employers organisations to compete with unions in representing workers’s rights, smashing the state’s historic union “monopoly’’. 

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Babies die of suspected drug overdose

Two babies from separate households die of suspected drug overdoses north of Brisbane

Mason

Des Houghton reported in The Courier-Mail on 12 June the shocking death of two young boys from suspected drug overdoses in separate tragedies north of Brisbane. The deaths have again raised questions about failures by the Child Safety department to protect vulnerable children.

 

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Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019 

Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019

What does this proposed law mean for nurses?

NPAQ wants to fight this bill to ensure nurses' registrations are protected, patients are protected and nurses' jobs are protected and not substituted for unendorsed carers. 

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CCC referred Rockhampton Nurse back to QLD Health

North Rockhampton Nursing Centre.

Rockhampton COVID-19 nurse says she’s been made a scapegoat

 

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PPE Shortage in Queensland Hospitals

NPAQ's President, Phill Tsingos spoke to John Anderson from the Townsville Bulletin on the shortage of PPE being experienced by many of Queensland's Private Hospitals.

The article below was published Saturday 2 May 2020.

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No AHPRA fees for nurses out of work

Today we wrote to the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt seeking financial relief from AHPRA fees for Nurses out of work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Self Care in the age of Covid-19

Self Care

You may recall early anatomy classes and a discussion around the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic branch is activated when we face threat with resultant increases in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, glucose metabolism along with hypervigilance and frequently aggression. This is the adrenaline rush that gets us ready to either fight (and hopefully defeat) the threat or to flee the source of danger to someplace safer. 

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Welcome Steven, NPAQ's new Branch Secretary

Steven MillerSteven Miller has commenced as a volunteer NPAQ Branch Secretary for Department of Education, SER. The State Schools Nursing Service aim is to ensure students with chronic health conditions have access to education along with their peers and ensure their condition is not a barrier to education.

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Health Workforce QLD Scholarship Program 2020

Health Workforce Scholarship

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

 

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Free Parking for Health Professionals

Car Park

Today, NPAQ Secretary Cath Seaver wrote to the Minister for Health seeking free parking for QLD nurses and health professionals.  

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