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Get ahead of the game plan ahead - over the counter codeine

Important information about changes to the availability of medicines containing codeine


New rules around the availability of over-the-counter codeine medicines came into effect at the start of February. The National Rural Health Alliance has created materials to provide information and advice about the changes for people living in rural and remote areas of Australia.

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Rural and remote mental health workforce crisis featured on SBS


SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews with Martin Laverty of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Frank Quinlan from Mental Health Australia.

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Have your say on out-of-pocket pain in rural and remote Australia


The Alliance is encouraging people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey created by the Consumers Health Forum.

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Nominations open for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards


If you know a rural or remote nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. Nominations for the Awards are being sought from colleagues, patients and employers and are open until 23 February 2018.

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Register now for the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 11-12 April 2018, Canberra


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.  It will also celebrate the leadership that has emerged from the rural and remote health research community, while at the same time, support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers.

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8th National Health Reform Summit: ‘Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability’


Don’t miss the 8th National Health Reform Summit to be held in Canberra, 27 March 2018.  Sessions include: Can our health system be fixed or does it need to be re-built? What ideas and resources do we already have to improve the health system? Engaging politicians and governments, and Re-imagining the health system.

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Help increase the rural health consumer voice!


Have you joined Friends of the Alliance yet?  Would you like to increase the rural health consumer voice and share positive solutions? Membership of Friends is for a financial year but you can join for the remainder of this financial year at a reduced rate.

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Support the work of the National Rural Health Alliance


The NRHA works to improve the health of the seven million people of rural and remote Australia. Please help us continue this work.  The NRHA is an ATO-registered, tax-deductible health promotion charity. Donations will be put to use in our policy development and advocacy work.

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Paving the way for codeine change in rural and remote Australia 17 January, 2018
New resources urge rural and remote dwellers to get ahead of the game on codeine changes 24 January, 2018

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