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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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27 January 2015 - Students from regional NSW who are commencing dentistry studies in 2015 at an Australian University can apply for a Regional Dentistry Scholarship. Senator John Williams, Nationals Senator for New South Wales, established the scholarship to support... More
27 January 2015 - The February issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) has new evidence and working examples from the Australian health system of emerging models of cancer care. The new models analysed can be scaled up in order to improve access to... More
21 January 2015 - An updated version of the preliminary program is now available on the Conference website.  It includes some of the topics for... More
20 January 2015 - Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Grants sub-program (RHCE2) is one of a number of Australian Government measures to help health professionals in more remote areas access continuing professional development (CPD). (See... More
17 December 2014 - “Look after yourselves, look after each other”. That is the key message from Gordon Gregory, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance, in his end-of-year Message. Please open the full article to click on and watch the... More
11 December 2014 - General practices in rural and remote areas can now apply for up to $300,000 in Commonwealth funding to provide additional space for supervision, teaching and training of medical students and general practice registrars. Successful funding recipients... More
11 December 2014 - As a member of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA), the NRHA benefits from taking part in its monthly teleconferences. At the most recent meeting, Gavin Williams, General Manager – Fixed Wireless & Satellite with NBN Co., outlined plans for... More
05 December 2014 - Established in 2000, the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme is an integral part of the Australian Government's long-term strategy to increase the number of medical practitioners in rural and remote areas of Australia. Its... More