Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Right Mix website has a new look, new tools and updated information to help the veteran community manage and better understand their use of alcohol.

The revised website includes an interactive drink measure designed to show how much a standard drink is for a range of beverages. There is also an alcohol consumption calculator and a survey to assess drinking levels.

The Right Mix fact sheets provide a summary of many alcohol-related topics, such as alcohol and the body, mental health, medications, sleep and many more issues. The website also has links to supporting resources for veterans and health professionals.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Statements of Principles Updates

At the meeting of 14 October 2009, the RMA

determined Statements of Principles (SoPs) for:
- panic disorder (68 & 69 of 2009)
- malignant neoplasm of the ovary (70 & 71 of 2009)
- scrub typhus (72 & 73 of 2009)
These SoPs revoke the SoPs previously determined for these conditions.

determined SoPs for the following new conditions:
- adrenal insufficiency (74 & 75 of 2009)
- hypopituitarism (76 & 77 of 2009)
All of the above SoPs will take effect from 11 November 2009.

N.B. – This concludes the previously advertised investigations into:

» panic disorder
» malignant neoplasm of the ovary
» scrub typhus
» Addison’s disease (now known as adrenal insufficiency)
» hypopituitarism

decided to advertise the following investigations:
- acute articular cartilage tear
- fibrosing interstitial lung disease
- Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism (focussed review)
- ischaemic heart disease (focussed review)
- vascular dementia (focussed review)
- pulmonary thromboembolism

The Investigation Notices for these investigations appeared in the Government Notices Gazette of 4 November, 2009.