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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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30 May 2014 - The Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) has now been released. Recommendations include renaming it to 'My Health Record' - MyHR - and... More
29 May 2014 - The 50th issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s news magazine, is scheduled for publication in August 2014. The deadline to submit items for consideration for this issue is Monday 23 June 2014. We are seeking contributions relevant to the health and wellbeing... More
28 May 2014 - In August 2011 the Productivity Commission recommended the establishment of two schemes: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). The NIIS is to be a fully-funded insurance accident scheme, separate... More
27 May 2014 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is calling for submissions on its proposals for ensuring that it is the wishes and preferences of people with disability that drive the decisions they make and that others may make for them. People with disability... More
27 May 2014 - The Broadband for the Bush Alliance is seeking feedback on the recommendations from the third Broadband for the Bush Forum: Building a Better Digital Economy, held in Alice Springs on 30 April and 1 May 2014... More
23 May 2014 - Concerns about patient assisted travel schemes (PATS) are one of the most frequent reasons for health consumers from rural and remote areas to contact the Alliance. The Alliance has just published an updated... More
22 May 2014 - The NRHA is looking for research partners to check and follow up on the findings of the NRHA discussion paper, Access to medicines and pharmacy services, published in January 2014. The paper identified significantly lower access to medicines and pharmacy... More