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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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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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10 April 2015 - Linda has recently joined the Alliance team from an education and health background in both the public and private sector.  Linda says “at this stage of my career it is very important for me to be a part of an organisation with a strong social... More
10 April 2015 - Over the past month the Alliance has had planning and information meetings with a range of organisations and people. Gordon Gregory and Anne-marie Boxall had a meeting with Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Department of Health, to confirm the ongoing... More
09 April 2015 - Access to mental health in rural and remote areas has always been an area of great concern for the Alliance. In the last few months, the Alliance has been advocating strongly on the issue. On 11 March, for example, we joined Mental Health Australia at... More
09 April 2015 - The April issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) will be out soon and has articles on a range of important rural and remote health topics. To whet your appetite, here is a summary of some of them.   Not just a fisherman’s wife: Women’... More
07 April 2015 - It is a tragedy that every year about 30 children die on Australian farms. Farmsafe Australia has released a checklist on Child Safety on Rural Properties. The checklist covers important safety concerns on things such as ‘A safe place to play’, ‘Water’, ‘... More
02 April 2015 - In this message, Gordon speaks with Martin Laverty of the Royal Flying Doctor Service about some of the key challenges the RFDS and the Alliance (of which it is a founding member) face. Click on the link and make spending... More
30 March 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance is proud to co-sponsor the Health-e-Nation Leadership Summit 2015. The theme for this year’s Summit is ‘Integrating Health through Change: people, design, data and mobility’. It has attracted a range of experts from the... More
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15 March 2015 - The Prime Minister’s recent description of life in remote Aboriginal communities as a “lifestyle choice” and the Barnett Government's decision to review the viability of remote communities has created much comment. Gordon Gregory, CEO of the... More