Rgistation is now open for the Health Services and Policy Research Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, 4 to 6 December, 2019. The Conference will be held at the Pullman Hotel Auckland, located in the heart of the city, just minutes from iconic Viaduct Harbour and a short stroll from the waterfront dining and entertainment precinct. You still have till Friday 19 July to submit an abstract. There are a variety of presentation formats and we are particularly keen to encourage entries in this year’s 3 minute thesis competition for Early Career Researchers. The competition is open to higher degree research students, or Early Career Researchers who have completed a higher degree by research within the last 2 years.Read more →
This two-day course presented by the Deeble Institute for Health policy Research, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) is designed to assist academic and clinical researchers make their research more accessible and useful to policymakers. Combining theory with a strong practical focus, you will receive training on the fundamentals of writing for policymakers and communicating in the mainstream media. Practical sessions will include translating a piece of your own research into a policy backgrounder and a media release. Opportunities will be given to develop and present your own work. Places are limited to 25 so register early!Read more →
The 2017 Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation provided a comprehensive roadmap for reform in the supply of medicines to Australian consumers. The Report took almost two years to complete and presented over 40 recommendations to government. Most recommendations were agreed unanimously by a panel that included a consumer representative and a Pharmacy Guild member. They offer benefits to consumers and value-for-money for taxpayers. In this webinar, the Chair of the Review will discuss the need for reform and the options presented by the Review. As the Commonwealth Government and the Pharmacy Guild commence negotiations on the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, it is important that these recommendations form the foundations of that Agreement.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) – 13 December 2018
Alison Pearce will present details of her winning Health Services & Policy Research Paper on the value of productivity lost in 2012 due to cancer-related premature mortality in the major developing economies of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar – Primary Care Stepping Up (part 2): a story of the early adopters – 15 October 2018
Drawing on a recently completed report for the NZ Productivity Commission on primary care innovation in New Zealand, this webinar on 15 October, from Dr Lesley Middleton and Phoebe Dunn will explore how the environment for primary care has developed since the introduction of the Primary Health Care Strategy in 2001, before going on to discuss the current policy settings and enablers and barriers that exist today.
Linking to Helen Parker’s HSRAANZ webinar in September, Lesley and Phoebe will use the recent expansion of the Health Care Home model of care across NZ as an illustrative example of some of the bigger themes at play, and to tell the story of an innovation that has emerged and evolved from the middle of the health system.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar – Primary Care Stepping Up: learning and outcomes from the New Zealand Health Care Home Programme – Recording now available to view
A recording of this webinar presented by Helen Parker, Director, Pinnacle Ventures and Health Care Home Strategic Lead is now available.Read more →
Unfortunately due to travel disruption as a result of Tropical Cyclone Gita we have had to postpone Jackie Cumming’s webinar. We hope to reschedule the webinar in the next couple of weeks.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar Series – An introduction to the GRADE approach in systematic reviews and guideline development – 18 July
A video of our latest webinar is now available to view. In this short webinar A/Professor Zachary Munn Director Transfer Science, Joanna Briggs Institute and Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center provides an introduction to the GRADE approach in systematic reviews, health technology assessment and in developing trustworthy clinical guidelines.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar Series – The Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice – Recording Available
The recording of this webinar held on 18 May is now available. It features:
Robin Osborn (Vice President and Director, The Commonwealth Fund) discussing how the Fellowship works, the program throughout the year, and eligibility
Jane Hall (Director of Strategy, Centre for Health Economics and Research Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney) on he Fellowship and its relevance to Australian applicants.
Robyn Whittaker (2010-11 New Zealand Harkness Fellow) discussing her Harkness Fellowship experience, her project, and how the Harkness Fellowship changed her life, personally and professionally.Read more →
This webinar presented by Prof Nicholas Taylor and Dr Natasha Brusco looked at research on provision of additional weekend rehabilitation services. A series of preliminary studies including systematic reviews, a national survey of practice, and a pilot study were conducted prior to completion of a large randomised controlled trial of rehabilitation inpatients allocated to either a 6-day rehabilitation service (Monday to Saturday) or to standard care (5-day rehabilitation service Monday to Friday).
A recording is now available.Read more →