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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09 September 2014 - The next issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s news magazine, is scheduled for publication in November 2014. The deadline to submit items for consideration for this issue is Friday 3 October 2014. We are seeking contributions relevant to the health and... More
09 September 2014 - Participants in the 4th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra last week committed to a National Strategy and Action Plan... More
08 September 2014 - On August 26, a number of members of the Alliance's staff were warmly welcomed to Winnunga Nimmityjah, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Primary Health Care Service in Narrabundah, ACT, by Julie Tongs, its CEO. Under the leadership of the late... More
28 August 2014 - The latest quarterly meeting between the NRHA and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provided the opportunity for discussion on a range of issues relating to rural and remote health data and evidence. Staff of the AIHW reported... More
26 August 2014 - Some of the key research relating to rural and remote health has been undertaken through funding from the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy. Since 2000 the Australian Government has invested some $135 million in... More
August Partyline out now!
08 August 2014 - The August 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 50th issue of Partyline... More
07 August 2014 - Complete the Department of Health survey for consumers and carers, healthcare providers and medical software vendors and have your say about the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record... More
06 August 2014 - Applications are now open for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's Small Grants for Rural Communities program. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for not-for-... More