New Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

House of Representatives

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has commenced an inquiry into childhood rheumatic diseases.

The Chair of the Committee, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that the Committee looks forward to receiving information on childhood rheumatic diseases and juvenile arthritis.

Mr Zimmerman commented that ‘the Committee will examine research into the causes of childhood rheumatic diseases and will focus on the health, social, educational and economic health impacts on children and adults who develop these diseases.

The Committee will also look at access to medical services, including diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management and support for all patients. The inquiry will focus on Best Practice quality of care and availability of treatments as well as assessing the professional education and training that is currently available for patients.

We’re looking forward to hearing from the public, health professionals, patients and all interested stakeholders on how Australia’s health system could improve the management of rheumatic diseases for all patients and their families.

Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by Friday 04 February 2022. The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged online using a My Parliament account.

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