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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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05 December 2014 - Building on the good working relationship between the NRHA and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), we had our regular quarterly meeting on 20 November. This was an early opportunity to discuss the implications for the analysis and... More
04 December 2014 - The Alliance attended Indigenous Allied Health Australia’s Forum on 25-26 November in Canberra. The first day included separate sessions on emotional intelligence and mentoring – and a lively Gala Dinner and Awards addressed by Fiona Nash and sponsored... More
01 December 2014 - The call for abstracts has now closed, with over 400 vying for a place on the Conference program in Darwin next May.  This strong interest will ensure a large number of high quality presentations.  The abstracts are now being reviewed and the... More
28 November 2014 - The November 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.  In this issue of... More
27 November 2014 - The latest Fact Sheet from the Alliance is on the health impacts of climate change on people in rural and remote Australia. It outlines health... More
27 November 2014 - The fifth and final instalment in the Croakey CouncilFest series argues that the government should not defer... More
19 November 2014 - The fourth article in the Croakey CouncilFest series highlights how better access to broadband can improve health care... More
11 November 2014 - The latest instalment in the CouncilFest Croakey series was published today. The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and... More