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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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Friday, 24 November 2017
The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas. The...
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26 June 2014 - In Mount Isa today a group of interested individuals and agencies agreed some of the key ways forward to make the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) work well in more remote areas. The... More
20 June 2014 - On 17 June Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, officially launched the $6.5 million e-Mental Health in Practice initiative (eMHPrac) at Parliament House in Canberra. eMHPrac will provide training and support for GPs, psychologists, social workers,... More
20 June 2014 - The Alliance has expressed its views to the Senate Inquiry about Government Bills that provide a framework to abolish Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA). The Alliance emphasised the importance of... More
20 June 2014 - This year's National Palliative Care Week day in Parliament House, organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA), had the theme “Palliative care is everyone’s business—let’s work together”. The NRHA's interest, shared by PCA, is how palliative... More
18 June 2014 - In March the Alliance made a submission to the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia.... More
12 June 2014 - The Alliance has published a Discussion Paper on the importance of the forthcoming transition from 61 Medicare... More
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05 June 2014 - Tim Kelly, National Rural Health Alliance Chairperson, took part in a roundtable on Regional Health Industry Pathways in Northam, in the Wheatbelt of WA, on 22 May. The meeting was convened by Trevor Saunders, for Regional Development Australia (Wheatbelt... More
02 June 2014 - A research team from Seoul National University recently visited the NRHA to hear about Australia's approach to shortages of doctors in rural and remote areas. Led by Professor Jong-koo Lee, a leading policy researcher and advisor in South Korea, the... More