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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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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
Fields east of Northam, Western Australia
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