Government's need to urgently invest the same amount of funding that has resulted in improvement in the supply and distribution of GPs in rural, regional and remote areas to the allied health professions.
Conference delegates confirm our commitment for urgent and comprehensive action to Close The Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being.
- We are alarmed that Rheumatic Heart Disease is entirely preventable but it remains the greatest cause of cardiovascular disease... more
This comment comes from the ngo sector. We need sustainable funding commitment from govt that is longer than 12months. It is extremely difficult to attract an retain a rural workforce under these circumstances let alone make an impact on the complex health issues. We must have at least a 3-5... more
Our community - the work we do has the ability to profoundly change the health and well-being of our communities, our postcode should not determine our health and well-being status
Implement mechanisms that give control back to LOCAL communities across rural Australia to make Local... more
The use of Telehealth and digital health is a game changer for access in rural communities. However we need to intergrate this modality within rural health services so that it adds value and doesn’t replace rural workforce because it is the easier path
Support for nursing and allied health students to undertake rural placements should be matched with that of medical students. Currently there is substantial financial and social support for medical students to complete rural placements, but very little exists for other health disciplines. This... more
To take a national approach to support Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to become independent immunisation providers through culturally appropriate training, to deliver immunisation programs within their communities.
2. To support AHP immunisation providers workforce to ensure best... more
To support and encourage sector-wide attention and integration of the National Rural Health Conference’s key recommendations that mechanisms to -
A) profile / deposit / share successes and challenges against the conference recommendations be activated and
B) that future Conference’s... more
The Government must endorse the Uluru Statement from the heart -to address discrimination racism and recognise our history and importance of First People's knowledge i health and wellbeing recommendation from the determinants of health preconference workshop
All mainstream health services (including GP practices) should be required to make changes to be culturally safe and welcoming. This should be included in their accreditation and any government funding to the services. There should be specific government funding programs available for services... more
Support the sustainable uptake of telehealth services through inclusion of medicare item numbers for telehealth consultations. This should extend beyond specialists to include GPs, NPs and Allied Health Professionals.
Advocate for enhanced Medicare billing items for nurses working in primary healthcare to assist with making the nurse led clinics self sustaining. Nurses working with communities improve access and change lives.