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Monday, 4 November 2019

Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant / Veteran Recognition



The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant encourages Australians to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and to support veterans and their families.  The Oath, Veteran Card and Lapel Pin underpin the Covenant and provide further recognition and easier identification of veterans.

The Australian Veterans’ Recognition Bill 2019 supports the Covenant and passed Parliament and received Assent on 30 October 2019.  Veterans who have already applied for the Covenant will soon receive their Lapel Pin and Oath in the mail.

The Covenant will provide better outcomes for veterans and their families through integrated and increased community support, employment and healthy living initiatives.  Veteran Cards will provide continued access to the existing programs and support provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the community.

How to apply

Eligible veterans and reservists can apply online using the MyService portal at dva.gov.au/myservice
Click the ‘Veteran Covenant’ tile to apply.

Businesses, organisations and community groups who want to support the Covenant

Businesses, organisations, local community groups and the broader Australian public are able to register their commitment to the Covenant and to supporting veterans and their families at recognition.dva.gov.au.

If veterans need support now

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling provides 24-hour free and confidential counselling and support for current and ex-serving ADF members and their families.
To get support or to find out more, veterans can call 1800 011 046 or visit OpenArms.gov.au.

More information about the Covenant

DVA have provided a set of FAQs and Covenant application process to help you help veterans. 
Visit recognition.dva.gov.au or call 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) for more information.



Friday, 9 August 2019

New ATDP Website


We are pleased to announce that the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) has a new website    www.web.atdp.org.au

The new ATDP website has been developed using feedback from advocates and other users and has a range of upgraded features and functionalities.
The new website provides an easy means for ex service organisations, advocates, mentors, trainers and clients to:

- identify and support training and development ;
- undertake continuing professional development;
-  nominate and enrol in courses;
-  view personal profiles and your enrolment overview;
-  view and search for courses and other learning resources;
-  access DVATrain to undertake e-learning;
-  access the Accredited Advocate Register (AAR) to view, and if authorised, to update records; and
-  provide general information on the ATDP

The old ATDP website will be available until mid-October 2019 to give users enough time to become
familiar with the new website – at which point the new website’s address will revert to www.atdp.org.au
There is also a link to the new website on the old website and don’t forget to add the new website as a Favourite on your web browser.

If you have any feedback or would like further information please contact ATDP Communications at:
ATDP.COMMUNICATIONS@dva.gov.au

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

ATDP Update - July


The July edition of the ATDP can be viewed/downloaded here


Monday, 5 August 2019

Support for military families in coping with trauma


Whether you’re serving, transitioning, a veteran or a family member, the impact of trauma on mental health can be challenging.

DVA, in partnership with Phoenix Australia, has developed a series of free downloadable booklets to support and help families understand the effects of trauma on children, parents and the return to civilian life.

Find them here: https://bit.ly/OA_cwtb



Thursday, 1 August 2019

Men's Health Peer Education Magazine



The latest issue of the Men’s Health Peer Education Magazine: Family Edition, is out now!

It is crammed full of articles and stories about the importance of family, and ways to improve social connections, health and wellbeing – all presented in a new look for the magazine.

www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publications/health-publications/mens-health-peer-education-magazine/mhpe-magazine-vol-18

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Statements of Principles Update


4 July 2019

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

ConditionSOPs
schistosomiasis61/201962/2019
strongyloidiasis63/201964/2019
irritable bowel syndrome65/201966/2019
subarachnoid haemorrhage67/201968/2019
renal stone disease69/201970/2019
These SOPs revoke the SOPs previously determined for these conditions.

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

ConditionSOPs
aortic aneurysm71/201972/2019
osteoarthritis73/201974/2019
morbid obesity75/201976/2019

Summary of Changes

Decided to Undertake Consultation regarding:

ConditionReasons for DecisionDate for Final Decision
sensorineural hearing lossIntention to remove one or more factorsOctober 2019
subdural haematomaIntention to remove one or more factorsOctober 2019

Completed Investigations

The above determinations and declarations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:

Friday, 5 July 2019

Joint media release - Productivity Commission

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Treasurer
The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel 
4 July 2019 

Joint media release — Productivity Commission report into Compensation and Rehabilitation of Veterans released

The Coalition Government today tabled in Parliament the final Productivity Commission report into Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans - A Better Way to Support Veterans.
The report was commissioned by the Government in March 2018 to undertake a thorough review of veteran support services.
The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg thanked the Commission for delivering an important review into how the Government supports veterans and their families.
“There has been wide consultation and considerable effort put into this report and I would like to recognise and thank all those who have provided submissions, ideas and information to the Productivity Commission for consideration,” the Treasurer said.
“This is a significant report looking at an important and complex system – it will require careful consideration by the Government as well as the veteran community and other stakeholders.”
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the Government was committed to putting veterans and their families first and would carefully consider the report.
“The Government has moved quickly to release this report and will be listening to the views of the veteran community, which we will consider in the context of developing our response,” Minister Chester said.
“I acknowledge the Productivity Commission’s final report has listened to feedback from the veteran community and changed a number of recommendations made in the draft report. In particular, the recommendation that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) should be abolished has been removed, with an emphasis on the need for a standalone agency.
“There are also new chapters focusing on mental health and veteran advocacy.”
The Government will finalise its response to the report in conjunction with the recent Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into transition from the Australian Defence Force and the Veterans’ Advocacy and Support Scoping Study, which have also considered in detail the best ways of supporting veterans and their families.
The Productivity Commission report is available at www.pc.gov.au

Monday, 1 July 2019

Media Statement- Veteran Treatment Cycle initiative


The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
27 June 2019

Media statement — Veteran Treatment Cycle initiative

"The health and wellbeing of veterans and their families is a high priority for the Morrison Government.
"We have listened to feedback from health professionals who deliver care to the veteran community about the need for more support to accompany the changes to allied health referrals, scheduled to start on 1 July. The changes will now begin on 1 October, 2019 to provide more time for the Department of Veterans' Affairs to meet with stakeholders.
"The new treatment cycle will improve the quality of care veterans receive through closer collaboration between a veteran's GP and allied health providers.
"DVA has been instructed to work closely with allied health providers, GPs and the veteran community to ensure the new arrangements are properly communicated and implemented in a timely manner."
For more information, visit Improved dental and allied health clients.

Comments attributable to Allied Health Professions Australia Chief Executive Officer, Claire Hewat:

"Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and its members are grateful for the Minister's quick actions to delay the implementation of the new Treatment Cycle Initiative until October.
"The allied health sector is supportive of the introduction of the treatment cycle, but have been concerned about ensuring that veterans and the providers that support them are able to transition to the new system properly.
"The additional time will allow the sector to work with the Department of Veterans' Affairs to ensure a smooth and safe transition that ensures veterans do not miss out on vital care."

Comments attributable to Australian Medical Association spokesperson:

"The AMA welcomes the changes to the treatment cycle for allied health referrals for veterans. These changes introduced by the DVA promote GP-led team-based care. Planned multidisciplinary team-based care has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes. The treatment cycle will ensure strong links between GPs and allied health professionals, preventing fragmentation of care and unnecessary duplication of services."

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Conditional Extension to VITA Professional Indemnity Insurance


The Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association (VITA), which provides access to professional indemnity insurance for organisations that support the ex-service community with advice and advocacy distributed an email advice to its members on Tuesday 14 May 2019 outlining a conditional extension to VITA professional indemnity insurance for Level 1 and Level 2 advocates, and is provided below for your information.

The ATDP Program Support Team are available to assist ESOs and advocates with the nomination and enrolment process to access the extension of insurance cover for TIP Trained Level 1 and 2 advocates yet to transition to the ATDP.

If you require assistance please contact the ATDP Program Support team using the contact details on the ATDP website at www.atdp.org.au

Dear VITA Member,
Conditional Extension to VITA Professional Indemnity Insurance Cut-off Date for L1 and L2 Advocates
VITA has previously advised members that those TIP trained Level 1 and 2 advocates who have not transitioned to ATDP cannot be provided with Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance cover beyond 30 June this year (2019). This is because VITA cannot be certain that these advocates have kept up with legislative and/or operational changes because, with TIP’s cessation, refresher training has not been available. Refresher training (or Continuing Professional Development) is an obligation on all VITA insured TIP-trained (or ATDP accredited) advocates and an expectation of our insurer.
However, there are some TIP trained Level 1 and 2 advocates who are going to transition to ATDP and who are enrolled but have still to complete their Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process; or who have agreed to be nominated by their ESO to do so. VITA has arranged for these advocates to continue to be insured because their RPL assessments will ensure they demonstrate current knowledge of legislative and operational changes since their last refresher training under TIP and the relevant level of competency. 
To ensure that only those genuinely seeking ATDP accreditation and who are undertaking the requisite RPL processes, VITA will only continue to insure L1 and L2 advocates who have been nominated by their ESO by 30 June 2019 to undertake RPL training.  Those so nominated will have until 30 June 2020 to achieve their qualification, beyond which VITA cannot offer insurance cover without an ATDP qualification.       
To access the extension of PI cover for TIP Trained Level 1 & 2 advocates yet to transition to the ATDP, ESOs must nominate the individual advocate and that advocate must fully enrol in the ATDP On-Line Management System such that they are ready to accept an RPL offer. Please be aware that should an advocate be subject to litigation, the advocate will need to authorise the ATDP to release details of their enrolment date to VITA before we can provide cover.
If a TIP trained Level 1 or 2 advocate fails to enrol for RPL before 30 June 2019 they will NOT have VITA cover until such time as they are issued with a Statement of Attainment.
To meet the requirements for continuation of VITA’s professional indemnity insurance, the authorising ESO will need to nominate each TIP-trained Level 1 or 2 advocate seeking accreditation by RPL through ATDP’s on-line nomination tool (not by email or phone), and the trainee advocate must correctly complete their enrolment form before 30 June 2019. The on-line nomination tool for the ESO to use can be accessed at www.atdp.org.au/enrolments/nomination/nomination.php  If assistance is required by ESOs or advocates they can contact an ATDP Program Support Officer whose contact details can be found at www.atdp.org.au/contact/contactForm.php
In summary:
1. VITA cannot provide insurance cover beyond 30 June 2019 for Level 1 and 2 TIP trained advocates who are not transitioning to ATDP.
2. VITA will provide insurance cover for Level 1 and 2 TIP trained advocates who are either: 
a) currently in the process of obtaining their ATDP accreditation through the RPL process, or
b) nominated by their ESO to transition to an ATDP qualification and be fully enrolled in the On-Line Management System, both before 30 June 2019.
3. Advocates in either a) or b) categories of item 2. above will not be insured beyond 30 June 2020 unless they have completed their RPL process and have been awarded their 10620NAT Certificate of Competency.
VITA believes that this extension of cover for those genuinely wishing to convert to the ATDP meets the needs of our constituency (clients, advocates, their ESOs and ATDP) without compromising our insurable risk profile. We encourage all eligible advocates to take advantage of this cover continuation, to the benefit of advocacy clients everywhere.
For all VITA member ESOs, this extra time also allows them to consider what future arrangements they may wish to put in place regarding transitioning TIP trained volunteers, that do not RPL, into advocacy support roles (which do not require professional indemnity insurance) and to develop strategies to attract suitable candidates to fill advocacy roles that they expect to need in the future.
Yours aye,
Dennis Mitchell
President
Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association Inc.
GPO Box 2272, Canberra City ACT 2601
0419 624 773

Monday, 24 June 2019

Media release- Free annual health checks

The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel 
21 June 2019

Free annual health checks for personnel leaving defence force

FROM 1 July 2019, all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel leaving full-time service can access a fully-funded comprehensive health check from a GP every year for the first five years.
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester today announced the expanded Veteran Health Checks that will help optimise the physical and mental health and wellbeing of veterans in the years following transition from the ADF.
“We know that early intervention is important in helping veterans enjoy positive health outcomes and manage their health during transition to civilian life,” Mr Chester said.
“Research such as the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme identifies that current and former ADF members benefit from more support in the first five years post-discharge.
“This is why the Government has designed the Veteran Health Check specifically for veterans so they can access a community or family GP each year at no cost.
“The Government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and this is just one step we have taken to look after their mental and physical wellbeing.”
More broadly, the Australian Government provides more than $230 million a year towards veteran mental health, as part of more than $11 billion for veterans and their families in this year’s budget.
“I encourage all veterans to make the time for their Annual Veteran Health Check — get to know your GP so they can help you look after your health and wellbeing,” Mr Chester said.
“Your GP can make referrals for additional tests, treatment or assessment by other health professionals, and can refer you to relevant Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) services or programs. DVA will cover the entire cost of your Veteran Health Checks.”
ADF members who transition before 30 June 2019 will continue to be able to gain access to the comprehensive One-off Veteran Health Check (formerly known as the one-off ADF Post-Discharge GP Health Assessment) at any time post-transition.
For those in need of immediate mental health support and counselling, Open Arms – Veterans and Family Counselling Service can be contacted on 1800 011 046, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To find out more about Veteran Health Checks, please visit the AT-Ease website or call DVA on 1800 555 254.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

REDSIX - Peer support app


Open Arms are showcasing an App where peers can support each other.

Any veteran can download the Redsix App and register.
You will then be prompted to add "buddies" as support people.

The App allows you to update your mood and check in with your buddies to see how they are doing. If someone indicates they aren't doing great, the App prompts an individual's buddy to make contact.

If a person indicates that they have suicidal thoughts or feelings through pressing the black button, the App contacts our 24 hour support line to connect you or your buddy to help.


Friday, 14 June 2019

MyService - DVA Online Claiming Service


Have you tried DVA's online claiming platform MyService?

Submitting claims can require a client to answer as few as 3-7 questions compared to over 40 questions on some paper forms: https://www.dva.gov.au/myservice


Thursday, 13 June 2019

AVCAT Scholarships



Did you know grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans will be eligible to apply for the 2020 Long Tan Bursary?

Applications open 18 August 2019.
www.avcat.org.au/scholarships/scholarship-faq/

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Open Arms- Survive to Thrive Nation sponsorships


Open Arms have partnered with Survive to Thrive Nation to offer 300 Free Sponsorships onto the online program developed by veteran Dane Christison.

Click below if:

1. You are transitioning from military to civilian life (or already have transitioned)
2. If you're battling with mental health
3. Or you just want to do a program to reach your full potential and prevent problems before they occur.

Details on the program can be found here: www.survivetothrivenation.com

Monday, 3 June 2019

Computer Training - Be Connected




Much of the resource material that advocates need to access at all levels is subject to change – both legislative and policy. Government is moving to an electronic service delivery model, and ATDP’s training and professional development programs rely heavily on on-line delivery.

These factors provide irrefutable evidence that advocates must develop or maintain strong computer skills if they are to provide excellence in advocacy.
Utilising electronic devices in ATDP’s face-to- face learning activities has the potential to provide cost savings and an
opportunity to reinforce computer literacy standards amongst advocates.

But not everyone is computer savvy. ‘Be Connected’ is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world.
The ‘Be Connected’ site has online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.
Find a local place for friendly help and advice, or join the Network to help others.

If you would like to access this online initiative there is further information and course material at ‘Be connected’: www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au


Friday, 31 May 2019

CPD - Continuing Professional Development



The first year of CPD (1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019) is fast drawing to a close.

It is pleasing to note that as of the 25th March - almost half of all accredited advocates who have a CPD obligation have already met the minimum CPD requirement, and that others are well on the way to achieving this milestone as well. It is important that advocates continually strive to update their knowledge and skill in order to keep up with the changing nature of advocacy, and CPD is one of the best ways of doing this.

With the above in mind, the CPD Team has recently emailed reminders to the following two groups of advocates:
- Those who have a CPD obligation, and who have completed some update modules and other CPD activities, but who have not yet met their CPD minimum requirement,
-Those who have a CPD obligation but who have not yet recorded any type of CPD activity.

These reminders are to help clarify CPD obligations and to promote the value of this work related learning and development opportunity, one that incidentally, continues throughout an advocate’s period of practice.

With just one month to go before the end of the first CPD year, both advocates and their ESOs will need to work closely together to maintain ATDP’s high standards of professional practice through active participation in CPD.

The CPD Team would like to congratulate those advocates who have met their first CPD milestone.
We also offer strong words of encouragement those who are not quite there yet - to keep going, and we also ask those who have not yet started to make a conscientious effort to do so.

Advocacy is continuing to evolve and change. CPD is a proven way by which accredited advocates can maintain and grow their skills and knowledge. The CPD team is working hard to ensure that each CPD experience is an enjoyable and worthwhile learning opportunity, and are also keen to assist all accredited advocates to get to the point where they are CPD current.

If you are having problems in meeting your CPD obligations or you have any general question relating to CPD, please contact the CPD Team at cpd@atdp.org.au


Thursday, 30 May 2019

ATDP Advocacy News



The latest edition of the ATDP newletter can now be viewed/downloaded here

Friday, 24 May 2019

Conditional Extension to VITA Professional Indemnity Insurance


The Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association (VITA), which provides access to professional indemnity insurance for organisations that support the ex-service community with advice and advocacy distributed an email advice to its members on Tuesday 14 May 2019 outlining a conditional extension to VITA professional indemnity insurance for Level 1 and Level 2 advocates, and is provided below for your information.

The ATDP Program Support Team are available to assist ESOs and advocates with the nomination and enrolment process to access the extension of insurance cover for TIP Trained Level 1 and 2 advocates yet to transition to the ATDP.

If you require assistance please contact the ATDP Program Support team using the contact details on the ATDP website at www.atdp.org.au

Dear VITA Member,
Conditional Extension to VITA Professional Indemnity Insurance Cut-off Date for L1 and L2 Advocates
VITA has previously advised members that those TIP trained Level 1 and 2 advocates who have not transitioned to ATDP cannot be provided with Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance cover beyond 30 June this year (2019). This is because VITA cannot be certain that these advocates have kept up with legislative and/or operational changes because, with TIP’s cessation, refresher training has not been available. Refresher training (or Continuing Professional Development) is an obligation on all VITA insured TIP-trained (or ATDP accredited) advocates and an expectation of our insurer.
However, there are some TIP trained Level 1 and 2 advocates who are going to transition to ATDP and who are enrolled but have still to complete their Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process; or who have agreed to be nominated by their ESO to do so. VITA has arranged for these advocates to continue to be insured because their RPL assessments will ensure they demonstrate current knowledge of legislative and operational changes since their last refresher training under TIP and the relevant level of competency. 
To ensure that only those genuinely seeking ATDP accreditation and who are undertaking the requisite RPL processes, VITA will only continue to insure L1 and L2 advocates who have been nominated by their ESO by 30 June 2019 to undertake RPL training.  Those so nominated will have until 30 June 2020 to achieve their qualification, beyond which VITA cannot offer insurance cover without an ATDP qualification.       
To access the extension of PI cover for TIP Trained Level 1 & 2 advocates yet to transition to the ATDP, ESOs must nominate the individual advocate and that advocate must fully enrol in the ATDP On-Line Management System such that they are ready to accept an RPL offer. Please be aware that should an advocate be subject to litigation, the advocate will need to authorise the ATDP to release details of their enrolment date to VITA before we can provide cover.
If a TIP trained Level 1 or 2 advocate fails to enrol for RPL before 30 June 2019 they will NOT have VITA cover until such time as they are issued with a Statement of Attainment.
To meet the requirements for continuation of VITA’s professional indemnity insurance, the authorising ESO will need to nominate each TIP-trained Level 1 or 2 advocate seeking accreditation by RPL through ATDP’s on-line nomination tool (not by email or phone), and the trainee advocate must correctly complete their enrolment form before 30 June 2019. The on-line nomination tool for the ESO to use can be accessed at www.atdp.org.au/enrolments/nomination/nomination.php  If assistance is required by ESOs or advocates they can contact an ATDP Program Support Officer whose contact details can be found at www.atdp.org.au/contact/contactForm.php
In summary:
1. VITA cannot provide insurance cover beyond 30 June 2019 for Level 1 and 2 TIP trained advocates who are not transitioning to ATDP.
2. VITA will provide insurance cover for Level 1 and 2 TIP trained advocates who are either: 
a) currently in the process of obtaining their ATDP accreditation through the RPL process, or
b) nominated by their ESO to transition to an ATDP qualification and be fully enrolled in the On-Line Management System, both before 30 June 2019.
3. Advocates in either a) or b) categories of item 2. above will not be insured beyond 30 June 2020 unless they have completed their RPL process and have been awarded their 10620NAT Certificate of Competency.
VITA believes that this extension of cover for those genuinely wishing to convert to the ATDP meets the needs of our constituency (clients, advocates, their ESOs and ATDP) without compromising our insurable risk profile. We encourage all eligible advocates to take advantage of this cover continuation, to the benefit of advocacy clients everywhere.
For all VITA member ESOs, this extra time also allows them to consider what future arrangements they may wish to put in place regarding transitioning TIP trained volunteers, that do not RPL, into advocacy support roles (which do not require professional indemnity insurance) and to develop strategies to attract suitable candidates to fill advocacy roles that they expect to need in the future.
Yours aye,
Dennis Mitchell
President
Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association Inc.
GPO Box 2272, Canberra City ACT 2601
0419 624 773





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Thursday, 23 May 2019

DVA - Female Veterans and Veterans’ Families Policy Forum


Are you a female veteran?
If so, DVA would like to hear from you. They are looking for people from our veteran community to be involved in the next Female Veterans and Veterans’ Families Policy Forum in August.

To be part of the forum and share your insights, send your expression of interest to consultation@dva.gov.au by 31 May 2019


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Open Arms - Group Programs



Open Arms is running FREE Understanding Anxiety education and skills based group program.

To find dates, locations and more information, or to register,
call 1800 011 046 or visit bit.ly/OAAnxiety1

All current and former ADF personnel, as well as anyone in their immediate families, are able to attend this program. We will be releasing a schedule of Group Programs for the second half of the year soon and you can express interest in a future program by following the above link.


Monday, 20 May 2019

Veterans' Health Week 2019




Veterans' Health Week 201926 October to 3 November — Mental Wellness


This year Veterans' Health Week (VHW) will be held from Saturday 26 October
to Sunday 3 November and the theme will be mental wellness.

DVA will support ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community organisations with established links to the veteran community to deliver a range of events to highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good mental health.
Mental wellness is essential for an individual's overall health and wellbeing which, in turn, strongly influences our physical health and social connectedness with family, friends and community.

ESOs and community organisations can apply for VHW funding or to register an event — refer to the VHW funding and registration guidelines for more information.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 July 2019


Friday, 17 May 2019

Statements of Principles Update

At the meeting of 9 April 2019 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

ConditionSOPs
rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis45/201946/2019
posterior adventitial heel bursitis47/201948/2019
poisoning from plants or fungi49/201950/2019
rheumatic heart disease51/201952/2019
acute rheumatic fever53/201954/2019
dislocation of a joint and subluxation of a joint55/201956/2019
joint instability57/201958/2019
gout59/201960/2019
Note: The investigation concerning 'heel bursitis' has resulted in the determination of Statements of Principles concerning posterior adventitial heel bursitis.
The investigation concerning 'poisoning and toxic reaction from plants and fungi' has resulted in the determination of Statements of Principles concerning poisoning from plants or fungi.
The investigation concerning 'dislocation' has resulted in the determination of Statements of Principles concerning dislocation of a joint and subluxation of a joint.
The above SOPs take effect from 27 May 2019.

Summary of Changes

Decided to Undertake Consultation regarding:

ConditionReasons for DecisionDate for Final Decision
anal fissureIntention to remove one or more factorsAugust 2019
obstructive and reflux nephropathyIntention to remove one or more factorsAugust 2019
The above investigation notices appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 7 May 2019.