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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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Poverty fact sheet
Friday, 24 November 2017
The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas. The...
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In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia.
Friday, 20 October 2017
In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia. The...
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16 December 2013 - The Alliance’s Yearbook and Annual Report 2012-2013 has been published.
NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship 2014
09 December 2013 - Applications for the 2014 NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship are now open. The scholarship aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career and is awarded annually to a student commencing... More
Better in the Bush
02 December 2013 - Better in the Bush? is the title of the Communiqué from the annual face-to-face meeting of Council of the Alliance held at the end of November. Through its broad membership of 36 national... More
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
29 November 2013 - The Alliance submission to the Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) explains that the eHealth record system... More
31 October 2013 - In conjunction with the Consumers' Health Forum's AGM on 31 October, Prof Stephen Duckett gave the Christopher Newell Oration. To an audience that included Christopher's mum and dad from Tasmania, Stephen Duckett spoke stirringly about some of the ways... More
31 October 2013 - The November edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’... More
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30 October 2013 - When applications for grants in round 5 of Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education closed on 10 October, there were 60 completed and eligible applications. These were assessed and ranked by the independent Assessment Panel, comprised of... More
25 October 2013 - The next edition of Partyline (No. 48) is in the final stages of graphic design and will be off to the printer today. So look out for it in your letterboxes – or see it early online. We’ll let you know when it’s published. This edition has a special... More