One of the strengths of the biennial National Rural Health Conference is its capacity to generate recommendations from the rural and remote health sector. When widely supported and agreed, these can lead to action at various levels, including through advocacy for them by national bodies like the NRHA. They play a key part in setting the Alliance’s agenda for subsequent years.
At the 12th Conference delegates were encouraged and enabled to propose recommendations for action through the Sharing Shed, an on-line Forum in which they could also make comments on existing proposals and vote for their favourites.
A Conference recommendations group, led by Lesley Fitzpatrick, read all recommendations from papers and as submitted by delegates to the Shed, reviewed comments on those recommendations and the Twitter feed, and considered key proposals in Keynote addresses. Members of the group also took account of the level of support indicated by delegates, and collated ideas spread across similar proposals. From these they developed a set of priority recommendations. These were presented to a Conference plenary session and broad support was obtained for them. The work of the recommendations group led to the production of the seventeen priority Conference recommendations.See the Priority Recommendations
The Sharing Shed is now closed for business, but delegates and other interested people are able to visit the Sharing Shed at any time to review all of the recommendations proposed at the event.Visit the Sharing Shed