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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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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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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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5th Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium
31 August 2016 - Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Melbourne’s Grattan Institute will join an impressive line-up of presenters at the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (5RRHSS) at Old Parliament House, Canberra on 6-7 September. Dr Duckett co-... More
17 August 2016 - Complete the survey online Partyline magazine is an important vehicle for the National Rural Health Alliance to communicate developments in rural and... More
Partyline new issue out now!
17 August 2016 - Will this be our last print edition of Partyline? Have your say and go into the draw for a free registration to the 14th National Rural Health Conference in 2017.... More
Submission Productivity Commission into Human Services
09 August 2016 - The Productivity Commission has been tasked with inquiring into how greater competition and contestability can be inserted into the delivery of all human services – including health, education, employment, corrections, housing and aged care.  The... More
09 August 2016 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently called for submissions to inform its review of the strategic approach to research funding. The Alliance has responded, drawing attention to the low level of funding currently directed... More
28 July 2016 - On 21 July 2016, the Alliance presented at a forum hosted by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to explore the Reframing of Primary Health Care for... More
National Press Club debate on the aged care conundrum
15 July 2016 - Now that the election results are in, one of the most important areas for the new Government to address will be aged care.  In their National Press Club debate on 13 July 2016, Ian Yates (Chief Executive of the... More