Aged & Allied Health > Rural health

New Rural Health Commissioner appointed

06 July, 2020

Associate Professor Ruth Stewart has been appointed as the new National Rural Health Commissioner, succeeding Professor Paul Worley.

Rural Health Commissioner office to be extended

15 June, 2020

The government has announced that the office of the National Rural Health Commissioner will be extended past its current expiry date of 30 June 2020.

Rural GP training in the Burdekin

13 February, 2020

Dr Michael McLaughlin was a medical student at JCU when he discovered a love of working in rural and remote communities.

Living the dream and making a difference in Cooktown

13 February, 2020

Dr Ebonney van der Meer set her sights on moving to Cooktown, with a mission in mind — to make a difference in the community.

Rural practice satisfies junior doctors

06 November, 2019

Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia more likely to be satisfied than metropolitan counterparts, says UNSW research.

Self-collection increases access to cervical screening

06 August, 2019 by Dr Lara Roeske*

A new screening method is breaking down cultural barriers to improve cervical cancer prevention.

In Conversation… with Dr Anthony Rengel

21 February, 2019 by Elyssa Crooks*

Dr Rengel spends his time flying to remote communities in WA, providing medical assistance. He shares how he combines his love of rural medicine with flying.

Bridging two worlds

17 December, 2018 by Di Martin*

HESTA Nurse of the Year Gail Yarran speaks about closing the gap, her faith, and resilience in the face of personal and institutional racism.

CQ's ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives

17 July, 2018 by Caron WIlliams

With nearly 17% of the local population smoking, health-related issues were forecast to swamp local services. Something had to be done.

Country people deny mental illness

04 July, 2018

Researchers have found that up to one-third of country-based mental health sufferers are in denial about having a problem.

Melbourne researchers help tackle snakebite deaths globally

19 June, 2017

Improving treatment and reducing the death and injury toll from snakebites globally took a major step forward when the World Health Organization added snakebite to the highest priority list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) this month.

Research finds opioids are pain in the back

25 May, 2016 by Corin Kelly

New research from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney has found that opioid painkillers, a common treatment for low back pain, provide minimal benefit.

Melbourne Hackathon Targets Aged Care

13 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The weekend played hosted to a 48-hour hackathon aimed at providing solutions to the health concerns facing today’s ageing population. More than 18 solutions were developed in Melbourne with experts from HealthXL, Victoria’s Northern Health and Alzheimer’s Australia, along with health researchers and technical experts from IBM.

Inequity in Delivery of Mental Health Services Throughout Australia

02 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

A study into the delivery of mental health services shows that there is inequity and a lack of universality in Australia.

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