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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Neil Thomson
01 February 2016 - The funeral of Neil Thomson takes place on 2 February at 2.30pm at the Norfolk Chapel within the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth. Neil will be much missed. There are few people who have contributed as much as Neil to action to improve the health of... More
Rural CPD
29 January 2016 - The Alliance realises the importance of Continuing Professional Development(CPD) and has produced a Fact Sheet about one of the main ways in which health professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence for... More
Medical building
15 January 2016 - The Alliance has written to the Treasurer about what we see as the key issues for the 2016-17 Budget.  Ensuring growth in the health workforce in rural and remote Australia is our top priority, building on the initiatives that the Government... More
14 January 2016 - Following the release of the Australian atlas of healthcare variation report by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare and National Health Performance Authority, Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is considering the means by... More
11 December 2015 - The Modified Monash system (MM) for the classification of a place's remoteness and size was introduced a few months ago. It has already taken the place of ASGC-RA in the administration of some Australian Government  health programs. If you missed... More
07 December 2015 - A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people. The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.... More
02 December 2015 - This week saw a successful information session in Canberra on the Modified Monash model approach to the classification of rural and remote communities. The half-day meeting, organised by the NRHA, attracted over 120 people from various agencies and... More
30 November 2015 - Glaucoma is often called 'the silent thief of sight' and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Many people who develop glaucoma don’t realise they have it until it is too late. It is an insidious condition affecting the optic nerve... More