• 27 NOV 19

    11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

    We are counting down the days until our 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference.  There is still time to register but if you are unable to attend you can still engage with all the action and with your health services research colleagues on twitter.   Our twitter handle is @hsraanz and the official conference #hashtag is #hsr19.

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    • 26 NOV 19

    New Report on the state of New Zealand’s public hospital services

    Hospital specialists from New Zealand have warned that public hospitals have reached a tipping point in a new report entitled: Hospitals on the Edge.

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    • 15 OCT 19

    How do you get policy makers to take more notice of your research?

    We would all like to believe that the best possible evidence informs health policy. Unfortunately, the translation of evidence into policy is not a simple process.  So how do we make our research more accessible and useful to policy makers?

    This was the dilemma tackled by 25 academic and clinical researchers at a two-day course presented by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ), the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) in Sydney on 3 and 4 September, at the The Sydney Policy Lab, curtesy of Sydney Health Partners.

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    • 09 OCT 19

    Actuaries Institute global perspective on Australian healthcare: optimism for progress in tackling sustainability concerns

    The Actuaries Institute Dialogue paper that compares Australia and other developed countries finds possibilities for better integration between private and public health care without the need for radical changes, but rather building on what exists.

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    • 04 SEP 19

    New Zealand Health and Disability System Review Panel Interim Report Released

    The Health and Disability System Review Panel has released its interim report, having delivered it to the Minister of Health last week, consistent with the timeline in its Terms of Reference (TOR). The report reflects the submissions the Panel has received, the feedback from the many meetings attended around the country, and the analysis undertaken over the past several months.

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    • 30 AUG 19

    Lessons from the HSRAANZ Mentoring Program

    Most mentoring relationships come to a natural ending: the original issues have been resolved, one or other of the parties has moved on, or the agreed time limit is reached.
    A good ending involves a review of the mentoring process, learning and achievements, and a celebration.  With our 2018/19 Mentoring Program drawing to an end and the call for interest in our 2019/20 Program we asked participants in this years’ program to reflect on the mentoring journey and to provide advice for prospective mentors and mentees.  

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    • 20 AUG 19

    2020-21 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice – Call for Applications extended!

    The Commonwealth Fund and the Australian governments encourage promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Australia to apply for a unique opportunity to spend 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, as part of a class of Fellows drawn from Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom. The deadline for applications has been extended to 28 October 2019.

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    • 28 JUL 19

    Writing for Policy Makers Short Course: Getting your Research into Policy and Practice

    PRLIMINARY PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE! 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!

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    • 03 JUL 19

    11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference – Call for Abstracts extended to Friday 19 July – Don’t miss out!

    Abstracts are now invited for the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please follow the submission form links below. Potential presenters should note that all costs to attend the conference must be met from their own resources. The 2019 Conference theme is Addressing Health Service Inequities to Address Health System Performance. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 8 July 2019.

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    • 06 JUN 19

    Research Australia – 17th Health and Medical Research Awards

    Research Australia is calling for nominations for the Health and Medical Research Awards for 2019. These prestigious awards are a celebration of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical innovation bring to each and every one of our lives.

    Primary nominators must be from a member organisation of Research Australia. HSRAANZ is a member organisation therefore all of our financial members can make a nomination.

    Categories include the “Health Services Research Award”. This Award is for an individual who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services research; driven research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of the health services research field.

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