The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (better known as PHC RIS) is to provide a regular article profiling an item from its weekly bulletin. The first article ties in neatly with the current Croakey series on mental health reform, looking at shared care models for adults with severe and persistent disorders.
In a previous post, Professor Alan Rosen urged that appropriate care and consultation be taken in developing the 10-year roadmap for mental health reform, which is due for preliminary consideration at a meeting of senior CoAG officials tomorrow.
In the article below, he suggests some concrete goals for the next decade, for health services and beyond.
East Asia and South-East Asia are major centres for the illicit manufacture of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). There has been a significant expansion in the manufacture, trafficking and use of methamphetamines in the past five years.
This 1 December, as with every other year, will see political speeches and statements from high level UN officials and others in positions of power and influence reaffirming their commitment to stopping HIV in its tracks, and sending out messages of hope and how much we've achieved.
THE federal government's top medical advisory body has become embroiled in a row over the provision of naltrexone implants to treat heroin addicts, amid claims the agency has been "manipulated" into playing down evidence favouring their use.