Issue 59

Rural & Remote Communities
Prevention at the grassroots

The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program is helping communities to address drug and alcohol harms in their local area. The program encourages organisations and groups to work together in...More

By Allan Murphy
Alcohol and Drug Foundation


Gunnedah optometrist recognised for decades of service to his community

Rural optometrist Tim Duffy has received the 2017 Lederer Award in recognition of his outstanding work over many years in providing rural eye and vision health to his local community of Gunnedah, NSW....More

By Phil Anderton
Rural Optometry Group of Optometry Australia


Personal Stories
Henry receives sight saving surgery

Henry Callope, from Normanton on the Gulf of Carpentaria, travels to Mt Isa for vision saving eye surgery through the Outreach eye surgery initiative....More

By David Millichap


National strategy improving access and outcomes for people with pain

The National Pain Strategy has been a catalyst for major change in the way pain is understood and managed in Australia. All Australian states have now adopted...More

By Lesley Brydon


Health Professionals & Practice
Could this be motor neurone disease?

Early recognition of motor neurone disease symptoms and timely referral to a neurologist is of highest importance for people living in country communities. Rural and remote GPs now have access to a diagnostic tool developed by MND...More

By Alison Mudie
MND Australia


Health Professionals & Practice
Training program boosting access to quality emergency care across Australia

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Education and Training program is helping to boost quality and access to emergency care across Australia. The program...More

By Leah Mathison
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine


Alcohol and drugs outreach services expanding in Western NSW

Alcohol and other drug services are expanding in Western NSW in an outreach model from the hubs of Dubbo, Cobar and Broken Hill. The RFDS, South Eastern Section, in partnership with the Lyndon...More

By Jenny Beach
RFDS South Eastern Section


Health Conferences & Events
Queensland Health serving rural and remote Queensland

Queensland Health and its 16 Hospital and Health Services make a significant contribution to the health of rural Queenslanders through its hospitals and clinics...More

Queensland Department of Health


Health Conferences & Events
The World Summit on Rural Generalist Medicine makes progress in Cairns

The 2017 World Summit on Rural Generalist Medicine, held in Cairns in April 2017, was focused on practical action for the advancement of rural general medicine and for achieving global health equity....More

By Rachelle Forbes
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine


Health Professionals & Practice
University of Wollongong making a rural impact

The medical program at the University of Wollongong has a strong commitment to rural medical education and to redressing current health inequities. ...More

By David Garne
School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of…