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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17 December 2013 - It is well known that rural and remote Australia does not have enough doctors. This is despite the fact that people in those areas have the greatest health need and the greatest challenges in accessing services. But how many doctors are there in... More
16 December 2013 - The National Commission of Audit is currently reviewing the activities of the Commonwealth Government. The Alliance has made a submission outlining the special interests of... More
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