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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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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
25 September 2013 - One in five Australians lives with chronic pain, and pain is the most common reason that people seek medical help. Chronic pain is more prevalent in rural and remote Australia than in the cities. People working in industries based in rural and remote... More
25 September 2013 - The online application process for Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2 Program (RHCE2) will close at 5pm EST on 10 October 2013. RHCE2 is one of a number of Australian Government measures to help health professionals in rural and... More
19 September 2013 - A public event in Tamworth, NSW, on Monday, 14 October 2013 will give a rural focus to the activities in Anti-Poverty Week. Barnaby Joyce, Federal member-elect for New England, has been invited to give... More
19 September 2013 - The Australian National Preventive Health Agency has obesity as one of its targets. Obesity is preventable and its prevalence is affected by the social determinants of health. Results from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey, with information from 47... More
16 September 2013 - The NRHA and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) are collaborating in Anti-Poverty Week (Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October) to highlight the issue of poverty in rural and remote areas. People living in poverty not only have low... More
16 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance is seeking applications for two new positions: Senior Manager (... More
10 September 2013 - It is well known that health outcomes deteriorate with remoteness (or rurality). Health outcomes are also strongly influenced by a range of social determinants, and therefore by the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). The Alliance is working... More