NRHA News

One of three codeine posters available to download

New Codeine posters to download and share

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Medicines containing codeine are no longer available without a prescription.  

To assist with the transition, and using Federal funds, the National Rural Health Alliance has developed information for health professionals and health consumers.

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Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, recently gave 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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Partline screen shots
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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Laptop with tablets on screen
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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Laptop with tablets on screen
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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Codeine image
Thursday, 1 February 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. If you would like to...
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18 June 2015 - On Wednesday 10 June, the National Rural Health Alliance attended a roundtable workshop in Canberra to discuss the development of a new National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the current framework was published in 2005 and is now considered... More
16 June 2015 - Whether you’re over 65, approaching the later years, or supporting a family member, friend or client living with mental illness, planning ahead is important for all of us. Planning ahead is about preparing for issues related to living arrangements,... More
11 June 2015 - The potential of eHealth to enhance the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities has always been apparent to the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance has supported the advancement of ‘digital health’, not as a replacement for... More
 Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
19 May 2015 - The HealthInfoNet is conducting an evaluation of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre by running a survey. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Please forward to your contacts and colleagues. By taking part, you... More
15 May 2015 - On Wednesday 29th April, the Alliance attended the Sydney launch of a new campaign, Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to start a conversation between clinicians, consumers and other health care stakeholders about the value of... More
14 May 2015 - Members of the public and all interested organisations are invited to comment on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA) Work Program 2015-16 by Friday 29 May 2015. Rural health consumers and clinicians in particular will be interested in IHPA’s... More
L-R: T Mackean, J Corbett, S Friel, F Baum, J Gillard, P Montanaro, M Kidd
05 May 2015 - On Friday 24th April, Senior Policy Adviser Anne-marie Boxall represented the Alliance at the launch of the Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University in Adelaide. The Centre – referred to in brief as the '... More
05 May 2015 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its network meetings. At the most recent of these, there were presentations by Matthew Lobb, General Manager, Industry Strategy and Public Policy at Vodafone... More