Routine GBS Screening in pregnancy not recommended.

GBS screening can cause more harm than good with large numbers of women unnecessarily receiving antibiotics.

Routine GBS screening is not recommended in the UK

Screening pregnant women for Group B streptococcus (GBS) is “not recommended” by the National Screening Committee (NSC) in the UK but remains common in Australia.

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Health Issues Centre. Consumer voices for better healthcare.

Would you like to improve health care in Australia?

Consumers lead change.

The Health Issues Centre may be the place for you if:

  • You want to make a difference
  • Are you interested in having your voice heard
  • Would you like to improve health care in Australia

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Consumer representative vacancies. How you can help create improvements in healthcare.

Often the greatest drivers for change are not healthcare administrators but consumers themselves.

Health Issues Centre is advertising consumer representative vacancies.

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Medication errors in healthcare settings

While abbreviations can be time saving and convenient their use does not always ensure patient safety.

Medication errors in healthcare settings

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Supplements for depression and anxiety.

Many people seek natural supplements for depression in order to avoid the side effects of medication.

Supplements for depression

Depression and anxiety are complex conditions. The treatment options for depression are numerous and will often vary, depending upon the severity of the illness and the symptoms. This posts briefly looks at dietary supplements for depression.

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