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Distressed country people don’t recognise mental illness

Thursday, 21 June 2018

 

A third of country people, who suffer moderate to high psychological distress, don't think they have a mental health problem.

That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the ... More

Partyline issue 63 June 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
The June issue of Partyline has just hit the website, with a new look and chock full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. We’ve made a few changes to way we deliver you the magazine of the National Rural Health Alliance....
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Friday, 15 June 2018
“There are just 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 country people in very remote areas”, said Mark Diamond, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance." The National Rural Health Alliance has released new analysis to show just how few mental...
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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
"These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO. The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and...
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My Health Record opt out dates announced
Monday, 21 May 2018
My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless they choose to opt out of the...
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Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to...
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One of three codeine posters available to download
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has...
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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
22 May 2014 - The Alliance submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into speech, language and communication disorders and... More