13NRHC Recommendations

Mental Health Care. Population specific and local workforce established in consultation with community and existing service providers to avoid duplication and meet the identified deficit. (Concurrent session B4)
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Theme: Mental Health
• “This study expands on current knowledge and increases our understanding of the barriers and facilitators of fruit and vegetable consumption among children living in regional/remote WA, from a range of informant perspectives. It is recommended that health practitioners utilise study findings to... more
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Theme: Social Determinants of Health
To address unacceptable and ongoing health disparities prioritisation is required to ensure health care providers are culturally competent to work in agricultural communities and health literacy is increased in the agricultural professions. We recommend— as a minimum— the establishment of an AH... more
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals
Improvement needed to funding of s100 supply of medications and pharmacy services to RAAHS to give residents access to pharmacists and clinical pharmacy services in areas of need.
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Theme: Access and equity
The average age of a midwife is greater than any other profession including nurses. It is not enough to recommend recruitment and retention of midwives when in a few years time they will not be in the workforce to recruit and retain. Rosie Downing gave a presentation at this conference about Inuit... more
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Theme: Maternity Services
National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN): Data collection and analysis of the current medical, nursing and allied health workforce in Australia needs to be improved; identifying areas of workforce shortage, training and infrastructure requirements and current distribution of services in order... more
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Theme: Health Workforce
Due to the demonstrative benefits of telehealth and telecare in improving access, equity and early intervention of health issues that sit at the heart of regional and rural Australians, the Commonwealth Department of Health should undertake a comprehensive review of telehealth/telecare initiatives... more
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Theme: e-health (including PCEHR, telehealth)
To improve access to expert advice and ongoing mentorship for rural nurse practitioner colposcopists, telehealth should be significantly expanded.
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Theme: New Technology
Young women are more likely to seek health information online for aspects of health which may cause them to become stigmatised in their communities if publicly disclosed (eg. sexual health, mental health). More research could be done to determine what resources women use and how we could best... more
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Theme: Sexual/Reproductive Health
Encourage the development and dissemination of national drug guidelines to be used in the care of critically-ill children (the Monash guideline) for easy use.
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Theme: Emergency Services
The following recommendations are suggested as best practice guidelines when providing disability services in the remote context: • The key worker model is an effective and economical way of delivering disability services to remote and very remote areas. Key workers are best placed to build... more
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Theme: Disability
National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN): Tertiary education institutions should ensure provision of sufficient, integrated and consistent training in culturally appropriate and safe practices for all health students entering the workforce.
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Continued funding post June 30 for food education to remote schools such as has been provided by Jimmy Little Foundation. This needs a strong recommendation that many of the obstacles to good childhood nutrition can be addressed through schools, so long as there are strategies to make sure healthy... more
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Theme: Nutrition
More flexibility to support team based care in mental health. Access and care for acute and chronically unwell patients are complex and cannot be devolved to one funding formula. A flexible approach is needed which includes stronger integration of existing funding streams, beyond the “Better... more
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Theme: Mental Health
calls for more flexibility to support team based care in mental health Access and care for acute and chronically unwell patients are complex and cannot be devolved to one funding formula. A flexible approach is needed which includes stronger integration of existing funding streams, beyond the “... more
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Theme: Mental Health
That all rural and remote health services for Indigenous people trial for the next seven years the vigorous promotion and supply of soft toothbrushes and tubes of fluoride toothpaste free of charge in an effort to overcome current disastrous barriers to essential daily oral hygiene practices to... more
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Theme: Other
There is a need for healthcare jurisdictions to provide business and training support for regional, rural and remote health businesses. This should be aimed at improving current service quality and capacity, optimising profitability and succession planning for long-term service sustainability and... more
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Theme: Access and equity
Australia should develop a Rural Child. Health Plan. Our children live in an environment which may contain under treated, toxic influences like family mental health issues, violence, poverty, reduced educational possibilities, poor transport options etc. they also experience disasters like, bush... more
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Theme: Child and Youth
The international Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published its working paper “How large are Global Energy subsidies”. It concludes fossil fuel subsidies will reach US$5.3trillion this year (2015). Elimination of these subsidies would raise government revenues by US$2.9trillion, cut global CO2... more
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Theme: Access and equity
The broader opportunities offered through the Specialist Training Program (STP) are seen as potentially making a valuable contribution to specialist medical training and most trainees and supervisors involved with the program express support for further development in this area.
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals