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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01 July 2015 - One in five Australians live with chronic pain, with the prevalence increasing to one in three for people aged over 65 years. The incidence of chronic pain is greater in rural areas due to the physically demanding nature of work and the lack of effective,... More
29 June 2015 - As the mother of five children, all under the age of 12, Kobi McKenzie-Ingrey is no stranger to looking after sick kids. Like most mums and dads, she makes regular trips to the doctor for treatment and check-ups as part of the regular routine of raising a... More
29 June 2015 - A landmark new report published in the international medical journal The Lancet suggests: "Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century".... More
23 June 2015 - Applications for the Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare ... More
19 June 2015 - The final plenary session at the 13th Conference included a sneak preview of the 2014 regional Wellbeing Survey produced by the University of Canberra.  Jacki Schirmer spoke about Creating healthy rural places. She pointed out that many complex... More
19 June 2015 - About 45 per cent of those who attended the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin completed an evaluation form, either in hard copy before they left the Convention Centre or online when they got home. This is a good response by any standard and... More
19 June 2015 - www.countrykids.org.au Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) are joining forces to jointly host a conference on quality healthcare for children and young people... More
FIT FOR THE FUTURE
18 June 2015 - Palliative Care Australia will be holding its 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Fit for the Future, from 1 – 4 September 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Delegates from across Australia, and the world, will... More