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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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10 September 2013 - The Alliance is currently working with agencies such as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to consider the methodologies used in data collection... More
The Alliance has released three new fact sheets
07 September 2013 - Rapid advances in information technology and the promise of high-speed broadband have combined to act as a catalyst for the development of a range of potential eHealth solutions to some of the challenges faced by people living in rural and remote... More
06 September 2013 - Staff of the National Rural Health Alliance were pleased to join 250 other groups around Australia in celebrating Every Australian Counts Day with an office DisabiliTea yesterday morning. The Alliance recognises the great potential of the NDIS to... More
01 September 2013 - The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking experienced applicants for two new positions: Senior Manager (Operations) and... More
29 August 2013 - Country people will be very pleased to know that the ALP has endorsed all 35 specific questions posed on their behalf by the NRHA in its Election Scorecard. The Greens have also committed to all... More
28 August 2013 - The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme ramus.ruralhealth.org.au assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. The Scheme is aimed at... More
19 August 2013 - The August edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is now available on line. A new study of women’s care in maternity services has revealed a major lack of... More
15 August 2013 - One of the ways the Alliance is Shining a light on rural and remote health is through publishing infographics – visual representation of important rural health issues. People living in rural and remote communities have poorer access to health... More