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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21 February 2014 - A new element was added to the already impressive CV of Tom Calma yesterday with his inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal man to hold such a position in Australia. The inauguration took place immediately... More
14 February 2014 - A new Fact Sheet describes the urgent need to understand why it is that the rate of smoking has fallen in major city areas but not in the Bush. Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, estimated to cost the... More
13 February 2014 - The Alliance is preparing a submission to the Inquiry into skin cancer in Australia: awareness, early diagnosis and... More
12 February 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for Tasmanian Friends who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of people and... More
07 February 2014 - Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) has successfully lobbied the Senate Community Affairs References Committee to enquire into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia.... More
Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Commission of Audit
04 February 2014 - The Alliance was invited by the Select Committee’s secretariat to make a submission to the Inquiry into the Abbott... More
The Development of Northern Australia
31 January 2014 - The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into the development of Northern Australia.... More
31 January 2014 - The February 2014 edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available online. This edition includes articles on: Mentoring as a retention strategy to sustain the rural and remote health workforce; Preparing rural general... More