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Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable meets in Canberra

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 of the Roundtable, which was established in 2015, is... More

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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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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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Thursday, 25 January 2018
SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews...
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance would like to encourage people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey. Out-of-pocket costs refer to...
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018
From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription.  With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for...
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Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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15 May 2015 - On Wednesday 29th April, the Alliance attended the Sydney launch of a new campaign, Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to start a conversation between clinicians, consumers and other health care stakeholders about the value of... More
14 May 2015 - Members of the public and all interested organisations are invited to comment on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA) Work Program 2015-16 by Friday 29 May 2015. Rural health consumers and clinicians in particular will be interested in IHPA’s... More
05 May 2015 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its network meetings. At the most recent of these, there were presentations by Matthew Lobb, General Manager, Industry Strategy and Public Policy at Vodafone... More
05 May 2015 - In Australia, approximately one third of the population live in rural areas.  Another half a million people live in remote regions of the country.  Rural and remote communities are often not well served by support services and networks in... More
05 May 2015 - The 2015 Broadband for the Bush Forum will be held from 15-16 July at the Charles Darwin University's Waterfront premises. The Forum focuses on digital inclusion in and for remote Australia. It will deliver two jam-packed days with a program consisting of a... More
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05 May 2015 - On Friday 24th April, Senior Policy Adviser Anne-marie Boxall represented the Alliance at the launch of the Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University in Adelaide. The Centre – referred to in brief as the '... More
29 April 2015 - NRHA Council member and Chair of Friends of the Alliance, Pauline Glover, attended a Health and Wellness Roundtable hosted by the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) on 2-3 March in Adelaide, SA. The Roundtable brought together a diverse group of... More
22 April 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), represented by Dr Jenny May, attended a rural health consultation hosted by Telstra Health in Brisbane on 21 April 2015. Other organisations represented at the meeting included the Australian College of... More