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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22 May 2014 - The NRHA is looking for research partners to check and follow up on the findings of the NRHA discussion paper, Access to medicines and pharmacy services, published in January 2014. The paper identified significantly lower access to medicines and pharmacy... More
22 May 2014 - The Alliance submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into speech, language and communication disorders and... More
19 May 2014 - New evidence from the NRHA shows that the Budget proposal for a GP co-payment on out-of-pocket health care costs would have particularly severe consequences for people in rural and remote areas - and for their GPs. If the proposal for a seven dollar co-... More
16 May 2014 - A public information forum for people in more remote areas, hosted by National Disability and Carer Alliance and National Rural Health Alliance with the people of Mount Isa, will be held at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health on Thursday 26... More
15 May 2014 - Lindy Swain, who represents the Rural Special Interest Group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on Council of the Alliance, has gone so far as to suggest rural health is... More
06 May 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for a Friend in South Australia who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of... More
05 May 2014 - Perhaps it's in the fine print but certainly the headline recommendations from the Commission of Audit show no understanding of the differences between city and country circumstances where health and health services are concerned. The proposal for a... More
RAMUS
02 May 2014 - Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Boyd and, in a joint nomination, Associate Professor Robert (Bob) French and his wife Dr Margaret (Marnie) Barrow have received RAMUS Mentor of the Year awards for 2013. Jackie Boyd is a GP Registrar based Coconut Grove in the... More