Mechanisms, including funding support, for localised coordination of health workforce recruitment and retention strategies could be important for greater cooperation (less competitive organisational behaviour) and longer term / sustained models of care responding to community need
From session A9
1 Australia is failing with its achievement of the SDGs. NRHA should advocate for greater attention by the Aust. govt. to achievement of the SDGs.
2 approx 50% of Children in Broken Hill at 1 year have high blood lead levels. Rec 1 More attention should be given to... more
That the Commonwealth Government commits that within the next ten years that every Aboriginal person/community has effective access to a well funded Aboriginal community controlled health service providing comprehensive primary health care including SEWB programs, early childhood, family support... more
Working in partnership is complex and ongoing. Therefore, in order to be sustainable and effective, mainstream health organisations need to do the following:
a) Actively engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations in order to build trust and relationships.... more
Support and approve recommendations to access MBS items to improve patient access to high-value, best-practice primary health care.
To do this, recommendations need to focus on ensuring that Nurse Practitioner’s and Allied Health are able to provide accessible and affordable services, in... more
True supports the recommendations of the National Rural Health Alliance and recommends to Department of Health, Australia to increase support for specialised health organisations to provide innovative sustainable place – based approaches for the delivery of clinical services, which will meet... more
Allied health professionals have had no indexing under the MBS since July 2014 and the earlier introduction of indexing for GP bulk-billing incentive (1 July 2017), GP standard attendances (1 July 2018) and specialist consultations (1 July 2018) have unfairly disadvantaged allied health... more
Telehealth and connectivity are important enablers for patients to access care and also for rural health providers to access education BUT care needs to be taken not to make it too easy for bean counters to reduce services and replace actual human workers with Telehealth options. There needs to... more
Current Telehealth MBS items mandate a videoconference consultation and collocation in time of primary care and specialist practitioners, and patient. Often it is difficult to organise patient and practitioners to conduct the consultation at the same time. An expert multidisciplinary Telehealth... more
Give rural Australians a fair share of access to primary health care according to their needs and not according to where they live.
Given the facts and evidence, the National Rural Health Alliance and its partners need to advocate for unrestricted Medicare rebates for primary health care... more
Support increased access to allied health by supporting Recommendation 2 from the Allied Health Reference Group's Report for the MBS review to expand allied health involvement under team care arrangements by increasing the number of allied health appointments under GP Management Plans (... more
Supporting pathways for the development of a bigger specialist disability allied health rural workforce to satisfy NDIS insatiable appetite thought
1.Supported allied health student placements with disability providers to sell the career to them
2.Intensive support for allied health... more
Stop using surgical solutions to fix social problems. All political parties need to commit prior to Federal election to substantial investment in immediate community-led on the ground action to prevent and eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease. To do this together we need to address housing and... more
We recommend action to address burnout for the Aboriginal health workforce. There needs to be widespread recognition and acknowledgement at all levels of organisations of the unique contribution they bring and the need for support to enable them to meet their cultural obligations in addition to... more