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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16 October 2014 - On Thursday 9 October, several staff members of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) participated in the Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA) network meeting via teleconference. The meeting was addressed by the Parliamentary Secretary to the... More
10 October 2014 - The ABC’s Q&A program on 6 October 2014 focussed on mental health in rural and remote Australia. Gordon Gregory, Executive Director of the National Rural Health Alliance, provided an analysis of the... More
09 October 2014 - Recently the Alliance met with Kylie Ochsenbein, Managing Director of Oncology Massage Limited (OMLtd). OMLtd is a not-for-profit training charity, providing specialist training in oncology massage techniques. Oncology massage has been shown to improve... More
07 October 2014 - On 29 September, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) made a Submission to the Senate Education... More
06 October 2014 - The NRHA Submission in response to the Green Paper on developing Northern Australia (August 2014) is now publicly available. The health sector... More
03 October 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance presented its Annual Report and Yearbook 2013-14 to the representatives of the Member Bodies of the Alliance at the Annual General... More
22 September 2014 - The higher level of security in Parliament House this morning lead to some successful all-Party collaboration to enable the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to meet with parliamentarians as had been planned. The annual face-to-face meeting of the... More
11 September 2014 - NRHA was invited to make a submission to the Government’s independent review of after-hours primary care services, headed by Professor Claire Jackson. The Review’s recommendations to the Government are due by 31 October 2014. The NRHA... More