Increased National Coverage of Health Research Translation Centres

james@smoothdevelopments.com.auUncategorised

Northern Australia’s expertise in translating health and medical research into improved health care has been recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Top End Academic Health Partners (Top End Partners), has been accredited for the first time as a Research Translation Centre by the NHMRC, increasing to 11 the number of accredited Centres in Australia. For the first time, …

Funding to Strengthen Consumer and Community Involvement in Research

james@smoothdevelopments.com.auUncategorised

To strengthen consumer and community involvement in research, the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has been granted close to $1M in funding from the Australian government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF supports researchers with conducting ground-breaking medical research discoveries to help improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with various health conditions. AHRA Research Translation Centres …

AHRA Welcomes Health Research Translation Recommendations

james@smoothdevelopments.com.auUncategorised

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) of NHMRC-accredited Research Translation Centres has welcomed the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) report Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system. In a written response, AHRA describes the AAHMS report as “providing a vision for a health system in Australia that is at the cutting edge of …

Game-changing Wound Care Directories Launched

james@smoothdevelopments.com.auUncategorised

Two open-access online resources launched today that will fill significant gaps in wound-related education and research in Australia. The Wounds Research Directory is a database of Australian wound researchers and an overview of their work that aims to strengthen wound research networks and promote easier sharing of evidence from research. The Wounds Education and Training Directory is a comprehensive source …

Sydney Conference Showcases Changing Face of First Nations Health Research

Helmut UhlmannUncategorised

One of Australia’s largest gatherings of Indigenous health and medical researchers will take place at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre this week (28-30 September) on the lands of the Gadigal people. Organised by the Indigenous Researcher Capacity Building Network (IRNet) of the Australian Health Research Alliance, the IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase will …

Call for Input: Draft Australian Wound Standards 2022

Helen HughesUncategorised

The Australian Health Research Alliance’s Wound Care Initiative has opened calls to review the recently-released draft Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management 2022. This fourth edition of the Standards builds on the work completed for previous editions of the Australian Wound Standards and reflects current relevant standards, supporting clinical guidelines and other key evidence sources. The Standards provide a …

Researchers and Aboriginal youth finding solutions to tackle type 2 diabetes in Central Australia

Helen HughesUncategorised

Research undertaken in response to the alarmingly increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth across northern Australia has revealed that they are experiencing many barriers to effectively managing the condition. A qualitative study, supported by Central Australia Academic Health Science Network (CAASHN) with a Medical Research Future Fund grant and led by Chief Investigators …

Improving the Rehabilitation Experience for Older People and Staff

Helen HughesUncategorised

The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care for older patients can be applied in a rehabilitation setting. The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care …

Forging a New Pathway for Chest Pain Patients

Helen HughesUncategorised

A clinical trial has proven that a novel outpatients service is reducing unnecessary hospital admissions by pioneering a new way to assess the large numbers of people who present to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain. The Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic (RACC) is a hospital-based, cardiologist-led service which provides rapid assessment and management of patients, significantly reducing the number who …

Regional NSW Gets Better, Faster Stroke Care

Helen HughesUncategorised

A 24-hour a day, seven-day a week service providing improved emergency care for stroke patients in rural and regional areas has flourished from its pilot origins and is expanding across New South Wales. The Acute Telestroke Service is being more widely implemented after a study at seven northern NSW hospitals demonstrated that by providing a rural or remote stroke patient …