Top news services for Allied Health practitioners

A great way to keep up to date with news and changes that affect your practice is to subscribe to automatic email updates. We have put together a list of a few essential ones for you - even if you are a practitioner employed within a practice, the following sites can still be useful for you to keep your knowledge current.

If you run your own allied health practice or service, it can be hard to find the time to keep updated with industry changes that may affect you, your staff or your business overall. Here is a list of important news services you should be subscribing to - click on the title to open a new window where you can subscribe to their health professional lists.

Department of Human Services (e.g., for Medicare updates)

Fair Work Australia (for updates on pay & awards, industry changes, upcoming key dates)

Australian Taxation Office (at this site, you can customise the type of information you wish to receive and the frequency)

National Disability Insurance Scheme (news for providers regarding the NDIS - they also have an archive of past Provider newsletters, available here.)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (covering 14 National Health Regulation Boards)

Once you subscribe to these e-news services, it's important to know how to manage them as they hit your inbox, else you may end up feeling overwhelmed! Here are some tips:

Tip 1

Develop a routine for handling your mail. For example, set aside fixed times in the day - whether it be first thing before starting to see patients/clients, while having your morning coffee (if you get one!) or at the end of your working day.

Tip 2

Use folders to divert specific e-news when they arrive at your mailbox. For example, create a folder called "NDIS" and have the news updates head to that folder. Once again, make sure you remember to open the emails at your set time and read through for any information that may need your action.

Tip 3

If there is something in an e-news you need to act on, it's advisable to then schedule that action into your diary straight away, else you might forget. It may be something you need to follow up with your accountant, an idea that you want to develop or an action you need to take within your practice.

I hope this has been helpful for you - and remember, if you don't receive our Maida Learning business e-news just for allied health professionals - you can click here to subscribe!

Have a great week.

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