Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT (AONT)

AONT is a not-for-profit organisation partly funded by the NT Government. It is run mainly by volunteers, assisted by two part-time employees and is administered by a Board.

We strive to provide support services and relevant information to improve the understanding of arthritis and osteoporosis.

We promote healthy lifestyles and self-management to reduce the burden of arthritis and osteoporosis.

No referrals are needed and we welcome all enquiries.

Our NT Government funding is for services to the Darwin and Palmerston areas only.

We are affiliated with Arthritis Australia and work with them and Arthritis organisations in other states.

National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis

Arthritis Australia has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health, at the request of the Minister for Health to develop a National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis.

They are now working hard on this, and they need your help with identifying key issues relating to arthritis care and practical solutions that could be implemented to improve care for people with arthritis in the health system.

Previously people with arthritis have told them that they struggle with issues like:

  • limited or unaffordable access to doctors, specialists and other health care providers
  • poorly coordinated care
  • a lack of information and support to help them self-manage their condition.

To give them your, suggestions, recommendations and feedback, go to: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CS7YLVR

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My Health Record – Quick Facts

My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place.

Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may be able to see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to, like in an accident or emergency.

As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

If you have a My Health Record, your records will be available to you online after they have been uploaded by a healthcare provider. If you haven’t already, talk to your GP and ask them to upload  a Shared Health Summary. This is a document that summarises your important health information such as allergies and adverse reactions, medical history, treatments, medications and immunisations.

More information

To register for a My Health Record:

Go to myhealthrecord.gov.au

Call 1800723471

Information provided by Australian Government, Australian Digital Health Agency.

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Thanks to COTA NT for inviting us again to participate in their annual Seniors Expo in June.

This year’s Expo was held indoors in Palmerston, quite a change from the Museum lawns.

As we were located with a small group of “Fitness and Well-being” providers, we made sure we had plenty of information on arthritis and exercise.  As optimum arthritis management includes appropriate and regular exercise, we gave away many relevant materials as well as condition specific information.

We enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many interested people from both the general public, and other providers (fitness and health).

Upcoming Events

Management of Chronic Pain with “Take Charge of Pain”: two part course on Wednesday 22nd & 29th August 2018 in Stuart Park, 9:30am to 12:00pm.  Bookings essential – 8948 5232 or info@nullaont.org.au

AONT office at Rapid Creek
AONT office at Rapid Creek