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Want more information about changes to the availability of medications containing codeine?

Friday, 13 April 2018

As of 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine need a prescription. 

The National Rural Health Alliance, with support from the Federal Government, is developing specialised information on this change.

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Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, has give the Alliance a large public tick of approval. "Growing up in country Victoria, I share the goals and vision of the National Rural Health Alliance," she told a packed...
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
The latest Partyline (out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline) has a focus on the health of children, families and new mothers living in rural and remote Australia. In this issue you will read about: the award winning Wide Smiles...
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
“What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?”   ACRRM is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to ensure that rural doctors and other health...
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Monday, 12 February 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) was represented at a meeting of the Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable in Canberra last week. Nineteen of the twenty groups attending the roundtable are member organisations of the NRHA. The aim...
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Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Codeine rescheduling in rural and remote communities - your questions answered Do you have questions relating to the rescheduling of codeine and associated issues? The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in...
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Dont miss these keynotes
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation...
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16 July 2015 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is coming out soon and it has a number of articles well worth reading for those working in, or that have an interest in, rural health. A study of a network of rural Western Australian... More
16 July 2015 - The review of the 13th National Rural Health Conference from the post conference questionnaire is in. It provides helpful feedback and insights to inform planning for the 14th National Rural Health Conference to be held in 2017. Almost half of... More
16 July 2015 - For five years the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has managed, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, Stream 2 of the Rural Health Education program (RHCE2). This program provides grants, on a competitive basis, for inter-professional learning... More
16 July 2015 - Robust data is the life blood of evidence-based policy and effective advocacy. Recently, a new ‘crop’ of lovely data has just been ‘harvested’, and to whet your appetite here is just a taste. The Aboriginal... More
16 July 2015 - Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) want to remind those with an interest in the health of rural and remote children that calls for abstracts will open in August for the Caring for Country Kids Conference.... More
14 July 2015 - The Alliance was recently invited to attend a stakeholder forum as part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce. The forum was held in Canberra on July 8 and was attended by over 100 stakeholders, all of them interested in how the... More
03 July 2015 - NAIDOC Week is here again, and this year the Alliance is celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians by highlighting the incredible journeys and contributions of Indigenous health leaders who shared their insights and... More
01 July 2015 - One in five Australians live with chronic pain, with the prevalence increasing to one in three for people aged over 65 years. The incidence of chronic pain is greater in rural areas due to the physically demanding nature of work and the lack of effective,... More