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Nursing and allied health professionals need better training pathways and support to go rural, according to a new study. Rural pathways - 20th October 2016
Nursing and allied health professionals need better training pathways and support to go rural, according to a new study.
Website: See media release
Better for Rural Health - see our 2016 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report - 18th October 2016
Better for Rural Health - see our 2016 Annual Report
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Four health students from country Victoria have been awarded Give Them Wings scholarships by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia. Scholarship winners - 14th July 2016
Four health students from country Victoria have been awarded Give Them Wings scholarships by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia.
Website: See winners
Crocs, communities and health: read all about the Go Rural trip to the NT, told through the eyes of nursing student Danni-Lee Dean Nurse meets croc - 25th May 2016
Crocs, communities and health: read all about the Go Rural trip to the NT, told through the eyes of nursing student Danni-Lee Dean
Website: See her story
Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, has congratulated the National Rural Health Student Network on 21 years of operation and promotion of rural health careers. Students celebrate - 31st March 2016
Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, has congratulated the National Rural Health Student Network on 21 years of operation and promotion of rural health careers.
Website: See Minister's media release
RHWA has released new research on allied health students' perceptions of metropolitan versus rural clinical rotations. This was first shared at the National Allied Health Conference in Melbourne in November. Allied health research - 13th November 2015
RHWA has released new research on allied health students' perceptions of metropolitan versus rural clinical rotations. This was first shared at the National Allied Health Conference in Melbourne in November.
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Dr Ross Maxwell has been appointed as the new Chair of Rural Health Workforce Australia. A procedural rural GP in Dalby, Queensland, he is a former President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia. RHWA's new Chair - 6th November 2015
Dr Ross Maxwell has been appointed as the new Chair of Rural Health Workforce Australia. A procedural rural GP in Dalby, Queensland, he is a former President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.
Website: Media release
Is rural background enough to guarantee a home-grown rural health workforce? See our latest research paper - Training for the Future - presented at the Rural Medicine Australia 2015 conference in Adelaide. Training for the Future - 26th October 2015
Is rural background enough to guarantee a home-grown rural health workforce? See our latest research paper - Training for the Future - presented at the Rural Medicine Australia 2015 conference in Adelaide.
Website: Training for the Future
The National Rural Health Student Network hosted its first parliamentary breakfast in Canberra on 9 September.
This was an opportunity for Federal MPs and Senators to meet with future leaders in the rural health workforce.
The gathering was addressed by Assistant Health Minister, Senator Fiona Nash, representing the Prime Minister of Australia. Parliamentary Breakfast - 11th September 2015
The National Rural Health Student Network hosted its first parliamentary breakfast in Canberra on 9 September. This was an opportunity for Federal MPs and Senators to meet with future leaders in the rural health workforce. The gathering was addressed by Assistant Health Minister, Senator Fiona Nash, representing the Prime Minister of Australia.
Website: See event photos
Ear surgery helps Aboriginal children - 25th August 2015
Three Aboriginal children have become the first patients to undergo surgery to repair hearing loss, in a new service for the western Riverina, NSW. Ear nose and throat surgery is now available for Aboriginal children at Griffith Base Hospital through a joint agreement with Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service, NSW Rural Doctors Network and Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Website: ABC News report


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