Additional funding for remote nursing and midwifery professional support and postgraduate education pathways to reduce extraordinary turnover rates that are currently in excess of 12o%
The rural workforce pipeline
Running nurse led clinics within GP are a fantastic way to make the best use of up skilled practice nurses. Accessing a nurse led service multiplies the efficacy of the service offered and is always well regarded by patients.
Build on what has already been developed and known in Qld to establish national allied health education, career and service training pathway that is based on need and not on individual professional relationships nterests.
Current market based models for service delivery and workforce recruitment and retention are not viable for rural areas. We need funding support for long term, collaborative models that are co-designed with communities and front line workers.
There has been much discussion and evidence presented on workforce collaboration. We recommend investing in regional workforce planning that recognises the unique context of each region and community. This will focus the collective resources of the region to plan and action sustainable and long... more
The Federal Government should introduce tax incentives - reduced taxation or tax free for a period - for employees and small businesses in the most remote parts of Australia: RA5. This would be an incentive for people to work in remote Australia and improve retention rates in communities.
The rural and remote health stakeholders need to take full advantage of the workforce of today to be able to plan and mentor the workforce of the future.
Nurse practitioners can provide health services today and in the future.
Rural Remote Generalist Nurse Practitioners are not... more
Facilitating and enabling local workforce to deliver services that are specialist utilising telehealth and metropolitan specialists whilst the patient remains in the local community with local clinicians.
Federal and state funding mechanisms frequently result in short term funding commitments to employing organisations, including non-government organisations. This further frustrates attempts to establish employment certainty for prospective and current employees and is a major issue associated... more
Nurse Practitioners need to be embedded into General practice in Rural communities We need to work collaboratively with General Practice on building on their capacity and capability to support GP workforce sustainability They are asset rich in their comprehensive assessment skills particularly... more
Support and approve recommendations to access MBS items to improve patient access to high-value, best-practice primary health care.
To do this, recommendations need to focus on ensuring that Nurse Practitioner’s and Allied Health are able to provide accessible and affordable services, in... more
Supporting pathways for the development of a bigger specialist disability allied health rural workforce to satisfy NDIS insatiable appetite thought
1.Supported allied health student placements with disability providers to sell the career to them
2.Intensive support for allied health... more
That the Commonwealth Government re-introduce zone rebates on taxation to rural and remote health professionals that will reduce the taxation paid by medical officers, general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals working in rural and remote Australia.
Each tender distributed by PHNs to include additional funding specifically identified for local health workforce development relevant to the program. This funding can be allocated to meet local identified needs, such as organisations growing their own health professionals (AHWs, NPs,... more
NRHA lobby Federal and State Treasurers to urgently provide zonal incentives for people who choose to live and work in RRR communities.
This investment in the future of RRR communities could include, but should not be limited to, taxation, reduction in hecs debts, reductions in stamp duty... more
Provide financial support for domestic allied health students for accommodation and transport (aligned with that offered to medical students) to support rural and remote placements along with improved bursaries to compensate students for income loss while on rural or remote placement. Increase... more
Devise and fund career pathways for allied health professionals working in rural and remote settings. A
potential career structure could extend beyond the acute sector and into primary and community health. Early career allied health professionals require a structured graduate program, as... more
the sector should not forget the significant inequities in the quality and availability of regional pathology and radiological services. people are receiving incorrect or late results or. Or attending crucial tests due to travel barriers. This is also a workforce issue.