13NRHC Recommendations

Greater focus on non-procedural training. Flexibility is needed in medical training to include both generalist and advanced skills, acquired in hospital and community that build resilience and confidence. Primary care generalist skills are essential for safe, quality care in rural and remote... more
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals
Why is private practice accepted in medicine, but a dirty word in the area of allied. Partnerships between public and private sectors could lead to more sustainable rural and remote health services.
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Theme: Other
Conference looks forward to changes in the Federal Government system by which, in 2016, services and health related organisations learn about decisions on their continued funding in good time to maintain staffing and thus service capacity to patients. During the first half of 2015 considerable... more
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Theme: Other
Aboriginal Community control is key to close the gap in vision
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Theme: Eye Health
Build on the principle that art is an experiential experience and provides a vehicle for consumers to express their story and explore their feelings in a safe and supportive space by including a framework of “come and try” hands on art experiences in the form of art hubs for consumers and people... more
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Theme: Mental Health
Integrate clinician input in addition to patient and family input (NDIS).
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Theme: Health Reform
Rural children are more vulnerable to environmental threats like poverty, infection, school absences, domestic violence, but also heat and drought stress as well as fire and flood. These may affect both their physical and mental health. Australia needs a rural child health plan to minimise these... more
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Theme: Other
Stop blaming individual behaviours and focus on causes
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Theme: Sustainable Communities
The plethora of challenges to high quality health service delivery in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia requires that the workforce is highly trained and well-supported to meet unique challenges, that service providers form alliances and relationships with one another to address gaps in... more
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Theme: Primary Care
Incentive programs for Allied health and nursing similar to the GPRIP program guidelines.
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Theme: Health Workforce
• In recognition of the well-established but largely untapped potential for arts and cultural initiative to support the work of communities and other sectors engaged in recovery and building resilience following natural disaster, that: State and Territory government health departments... more
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Theme: Arts and Health
The impact of policy made by governments and other bodies should be evaluated to facilitate accountability and improvement. Performance measures should include disruption to health services, patient access, loss of corporate knowledge and human capital and the flow-on effect to health outcomes. As... more
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Theme: Other
Pharmacists should continue to be empolyed within UDRHs to provide rural, regional and remote education experiences for pharmacist and pharmacy education. The current Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer should be renewed.
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Theme: Education & Training for health professionals
Access to generalist mental health services in rural and remote areas must be expanded by demand based sources of funding (eg MBS). Current MBS expenditure and access to mental health services for rural and remote people is dramatically less than that for people living in major urban areas such as... more
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Theme: Mental Health
A key policy recommendation is that evaluation of community programs should always include an engaging method of outcome sharing, such as video or a pictorial summary.
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Theme: Community Engagement
1. To build the emerging story of Corrugated Iron Youth Arts (CIYA)’s 17 alumni into a national story about youth arts participation through a broader study. Using the learning from the current study we would like to create a survey that could be rolled out across Australia via youth arts companies... more
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Theme: Arts and Health
Inclusion of MBS item numbers for Community based medication review consult for GPs and/or Community Pharmacists, particularly relevant for small rural communities and health literacy / compliance.
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Theme: Preventive Health
PROBLEM: Obesity epidemic leading to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease etc - budget blowout and life limiting Access to healthy and affordable food is only one part of the problem, lack of ability for people to 'easily' make healthy choices is just as important.... more
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Theme: Preventive Health
The NRHA advocate for nationwide progress of the allied health rural generalist service and workforce agenda, in order to capitalise on and optimise the value that allied health professions can deliver in terms of health outcomes and systems productivity and efficiency in rural and remote areas.
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Theme: Health Workforce
Medicare-subsidised mental health related services must reflect the complexity of the service provided. Both the training incentives and payment structures require attention and expansion to reflect demand and particular expertise required within certain patient population groups.
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Theme: Mental Health