Aged & Allied Health > Rural health

Rural care — where to now?

20 January, 2022 by Amy Sarcevic

Aged care has received more than its fair share of bad press in recent years, owing largely to revelations from the Royal Commission (RC) into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Improving NDIS support in rural, remote Australia

22 November, 2021 by Dr Annie Banbury, Clinical Research Lead at Coviu

NDIS participants living in rural and remote Australia are facing significant issues accessing support to achieve their goals. This is resulting in a mammoth amount of unused funds and many left needing help.

Speech therapy: overcoming service delivery challenges in rural settings

19 October, 2021 by Dr Silvia Pfeiffer*

Residents of rural and remote Australia often experience disadvantages and inequalities when it comes to healthcare access and delivery.

Doctor Care Anywhere acquires Tas telehealth company GP2U

10 September, 2021

Doctor Care Anywhere Group has entered the Australian telehealth market with the acquisition of Tasmanian-based GP2U Telehealth.

Trucking health services to remote Queensland

21 July, 2021

Heart of Australia's HEART 4 truck hits the road to bring life-saving services to remote and rural Queensland.

The Budget: where's the money going for allied health?

21 October, 2020 by Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Officer at Umbo

There is more work to do in acknowledging and sufficiently supporting our rural allied health services into the future.

6 min Strep A test suitable for remote settings

15 September, 2020

Rapid, molecular point-of-care tests can be used in remote settings to accurately detect the presence of Strep A bacterium in just six minutes.

RACGP encourages trainee GPs to go rural

26 August, 2020

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is encouraging future GPs to undertake their training in a rural or remote community in 2021.

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.

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