Change of culture needed to attract 'home grown' doctors to rural WA
Western Australia's medical community is hoping a Federal Government commitment will encourage graduating "homegrown" doctors to take up and retain postings in rural and remote areas.
New country option for WA medical interns in 2017
The Rural Doctors Association of Western Australia (RDAWA) has congratulated the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) on the creation of ten rurally-based medical intern placements for 2017.
GST on healthcare - way too taxing for rural patients
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has warned the Federal Government that applying the GST to healthcare would make it even harder for many rural and remote patients to afford a visit to their local doctor...with potentially damaging consequences for their own health and that of the national health budget.
|Co-payment to turn rural doctors into tax collectors, create more red-tape||22/05/2014|
|RDAA Budget 2014 Reaction||15/05/2014|
|Think RuralRDAA has launched a blueprint for rurally sensitive policies and programs.||16/10/2013|
|Find RDAA's 2013 Election Platform here||15/08/2013|
|New online hub to tackle violence against rural professionalsIn a major national initiative, rural doctors, nurses, police and teachers have joined together to combat violence against rural and remote professionals through the development of a critical online hub, workingsafe.com.au. Being launched tomorrow (Wednesday 20 February) in conjunction with the National Rural Women’s Conference in Canberra, the website is one of several key outcomes of the Working Safe in Rural and Remote Australia project. The project has been undertaken by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Australian Nursing Federation, Police Federation of Australia, Queensland Teachers’ Union and CRANAplus, and funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.||20/03/2013|
|Rural doctors want commitments before Federal election 1-2-13_20130201034759.pdf||06/02/2013|
|Westward Ho, the doctors! Bush doctors go west for major national conference A record number of rural doctors are heading west to update their medical skills and knowledge, and discuss key rural health issues as they gather in Fremantle for their key national conference, Rural Medicine Australia 2012 (RMA 2012). The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Demonstrating the diversity’, and the diverse and challenging nature of rural and remote health will certainly be on show through the range of discussion forms, workshops, and skills updates, as well as the array of research presentations which will be part of the biennial Scientific Symposium. Hosted by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), RMA 2012 will be attended by more than 340 doctors, registrars, academics, educators, junior doctors, medical students and other health professionals with an interest in rural and remote health care.||28/10/2012|
|NSW medical student takes top honour at Rural Doctors conferenceFourth year medical student James Roth, from Orange in NSW and studying at Deakin University in Geelong, has been named the Telstra RDAA Medical Student of the Year 2012, for his dedication to, and involvement in, rural health. James received the prestigious award at a gala dinner at Rural Medicine Australia 2012, the national conference of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), held in Fremantle over the weekend. RDAA President, Dr Sheilagh Cronin, said the awards selection committee was impressed by James’ commitment to rural health, his involvement in his university’s Rural Health Club and the National University Rural Health Conference, and his medical student placements right around Australia.||28/10/2012|
|Remote medicine specialist awarded rural medical Registrar of the YearCairns-based rural medical registrar, Dr Tonia Marquardt, has been awarded the Telstra RDAA-ACRRM Rural Registrar of the Year Award 2012 for her outstanding work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Dr Marquardt was presented the award during a gala dinner at Rural Medicine Australia 2012, the national conference of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), held in Fremantle over the weekend. ACRRM President, Professor Richard Murray, said he was very happy to be able to award the honour to such an accomplished doctor who is formalising her qualifications in rural health after gaining more than 10 years experience in third world countries.||28/10/2012|
|Rural doctor husband and wife team awarded top honourDrs Martin and Fiona Altmann, from Murray Bridge in South Australia, have been recognised for their outstanding commitment to rural health and longstanding community service, by being jointly awarded the Telstra RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year Award 2012. The couple received the award at a gala dinner at Rural Medicine Australia 2012, the national conference of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), held in Fremantle over the weekend. For the past 20 years, Martin and Fiona have both worked in a large rural practice in Murray Bridge, as well as providing obstetric, anaesthetic, surgical and intensive care services to the local hospital.||28/10/2012|
|Plain packaging more than smoke and mirrors||24/09/2012|
|Senate inquiry findings vindicate Rural Doctor stance||24/09/2012|
|RDAV and RDAA joint release -- Long overdue action on quad bikes applauded||07/08/2012|
|Rural doctors urged to “pin down” Medicare Locals on after-hours issue||31/07/2012|
|Government silence on rural “policy wreck” draws uproar of concern at Senate inquiry||18/07/2012|
|Long hours and isolation key factors in the safety of rural and remote professionals||18/07/2012|
|Rural Aussies sick of health inequalities…literally!||18/07/2012|