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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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22 May 2014 - The Alliance submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into speech, language and communication disorders and... More
19 May 2014 - New evidence from the NRHA shows that the Budget proposal for a GP co-payment on out-of-pocket health care costs would have particularly severe consequences for people in rural and remote areas - and for their GPs. If the proposal for a seven dollar co-... More
16 May 2014 - A public information forum for people in more remote areas, hosted by National Disability and Carer Alliance and National Rural Health Alliance with the people of Mount Isa, will be held at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health on Thursday 26... More
15 May 2014 - Lindy Swain, who represents the Rural Special Interest Group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on Council of the Alliance, has gone so far as to suggest rural health is... More
06 May 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for a Friend in South Australia who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of... More
05 May 2014 - Perhaps it's in the fine print but certainly the headline recommendations from the Commission of Audit show no understanding of the differences between city and country circumstances where health and health services are concerned. The proposal for a... More
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02 May 2014 - Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Boyd and, in a joint nomination, Associate Professor Robert (Bob) French and his wife Dr Margaret (Marnie) Barrow have received RAMUS Mentor of the Year awards for 2013. Jackie Boyd is a GP Registrar based Coconut Grove in the... More
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01 May 2014 - Public hearings are underway for the Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee Inquiry into the development of Northern Australia. The... More