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RAHC appoints new Clinical Coordinator for Top End

28 Sep 2017

RAHC has appointed Fiona Hildebrand as the new Clinical Coordinator for the Top End.  Fiona will be based out of our Darwin office.

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Important information about luggage restrictions when travelling in the Northern Territory

18 Sep 2017

Please note this important information about luggage restrictions when travelling in the Northern Territory (NT). Health Professionals (HPs) should ensure they read their RAHC Travel Itinerary and make themselves aware of the different airline luggage restrictions.

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RAHC registered nurses are encouraged to enrol for the Pharmacotherapeutics course

28 Jul 2017

The next Pharmacotherapeutics online course by the Centre for Remote Health will commence on Monday, 4 September 2017. We encourage our registered nurses to consider enrolling in this nine-week online course, designed for nurses who work in or are planning to work in remote areas. 

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RAHC announces new appointments to support HPs in the Territory

27 Jul 2017

We are pleased to announce two new appointments within the RAHC team.

Aaron Richardson, formerly RAHC’s Clinical Manager and Acting Northern Territory (NT) Manager, has permanently been appointed to the position of NT Manager. Tony Lane has recently been appointed as the Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly.

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Introducing RAHC’s new Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly

26 Jul 2017

RAHC has appointed Tony Lane as the new Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly. Tony will be based in our office in Alice Springs.

 

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NAIDOC Week: Blind elder's crusade to reduce diabetes in Indigenous communities

18 Jul 2017

Bundjalung-Biripi elder Mary Hooker is on a mission to reduce the rate of diabetes in Indigenous communities after she was declared legally blind.

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Making a real difference in closing the gap - Feature in The Health Advocate

15 Jun 2017

Feature in The Health Advocate on Dr Margaret Niemann recipient of the Annette Walker Award 2016.

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CRANAplus releases a Safety and Security Guidelines for Remote and Isolated Health Report

30 May 2017

On the 12 May, CRANAplus released the Safety and Security Guidelines for Remote and Isolated Health.

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RAHC appoints Aaron Richardson as Acting NT Manager

30 May 2017

RAHC’s Clinical Manager, Aaron Richardson, has become the company’s Acting NT Manager until July 2017.

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Farewell to Genevieve Lewis – RAHC Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly

29 May 2017

RAHC’s Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and the Barkly region, Genevieve Lewis, has decided on a change of pace by leaving her full-time position at RAHC after five-plus years in the role.  Genevieve has been instrumental in supporting the entire team and the Board of RAHC and will be greatly missed.

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RAHC sends its 1,000th new-to-remote urban health professional to the NT

24 May 2017
On Tuesday 2nd May 2017, we sent our 1000th new-to-remote health professional, Ellenie Palmer, Oral Health Therapist from Newcastle, NSW into a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (NT). Special thanks to Nikki Dargan from the NT Department of Health for sharing the occasion with our team in Darwin.
 
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There is so much more to learn and talk about

10 Apr 2017

Dr Bruce and Dr Jennifer Barker' story in CRANAPlus March 2017 issue

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Working with the Remote Area Health Corps: A Fortunate Experience

10 Apr 2017

Dr Bruce Barker and Dr Jennifer Barker's RAHC Story featured in Health Advocate Magazine - April 2017 issue

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Improve your skills to work out bush

27 Mar 2017
Applications are now open for the Centre for Remote Health Postgraduate Remote and Indigenous Health Practice Programs which include:
  • Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice
  • Masters in Remote and Indigenous Health
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RAHC to provide PD support for the Pharmacotherapeutics course by the Centre for Remote Health

24 Mar 2017

The Centre for Remote Heath (CRH) online Pharmacotherapeutics course provides participants with knowledge regarding pharmacotherapeutics in Remote Area Nursing (RAN) practice, the development of sound clinical reasoning for drug therapies and best practice in a remote setting. It spans principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology.

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Making a real difference in closing the gap

24 Mar 2017

A General Practitioner truly passionate about Indigenous health outcomes, Dr Margaret Niemann, from Bairnsdale, Victoria, is the recipient of the 2016 Annette Walker Award. Dr Niemann has been on placements with RAHC since 2011 and completed her 56th placement at the beginning of March 2017.

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Meet Daniel Fejo, our new in-house Cultural Orientation Trainer

06 Mar 2017

Part of our induction for new-to-remote health professionals (HPs) has been the Cultural Orientation training, which is conducted by Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE). Going forward, RAHC will be offering this one-day cultural orientation program in-house.

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RAHC-sponsored Remote Emergency Care (REC) course proves a winner with experienced and new-to-remote Registered Nurses

17 Feb 2017
A group of 24 enthusiastic RAHC Registered Nurses (RNs) attended a Remote Emergency Care (REC) course from 10 – 12 February 2017 at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation branch in Melbourne.
 
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You’re invited to a social event hosted by RAHC

20 Jan 2017

RAHC is hosting a special evening on 10 February 2017 at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) branch in Melbourne to meet with Health Professionals interested in working remote.

This event coincides with the annual Remote Emergency Care (REC) course held in Melbourne.  The course is sponsored by RAHC and conducted by CRANAplus.

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Popular RAHC GP, Dr Russell Soppitt, has retired from practice

20 Jan 2017

Popular GP and regular RAHC placement, Dr Russell Soppitt, has announced his retirement after practicing medicine since 1970.

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Meet with RAHC at Conferences in 2017

20 Jan 2017

This year RAHC will be present at the following conferences and we look forward to meeting you there:

 

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CRANAPlus releases Remote Health Workforce Safety and Security Report

20 Jan 2017

CRANAplus has released its report into Workforce Safety and Security, which is the first stage of a larger project funded by the Commonwealth Government. The project was initiated following the death of Ms Gayle Woodford, a Remote Area Nurse, in remote South Australia in April 2016.

 

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Staying safe around dogs in remote Indigenous communities: Video series by AMRRIC

20 Dec 2016

Whether you’re in a community to live, work or visit, it’s helpful to have the skills to manage interactions with free roaming dogs so you feel confident and safe.

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Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2017

20 Dec 2016

As we fast approach the end of the year I would like to personally thank you on behalf of the Board and the entire team at Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) for being part of the ongoing effort to close the gap in Indigenous health outcomes.

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RAHC Clinical Manager Elly Fontes moves on

20 Dec 2016

RAHC’s Clinical Manager, Elly Fontes, will be leaving RAHC at the end of the year and moving back into clinical practice. Elly has been instrumental in leading the clinical team in delivering effective clinical support to the Health Professionals (HPs) coming to the Northern Territory to undertake remote health placements.

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RAHC's new online tool to improve health care for people suffering from rare disease

08 Dec 2016

New online resource for health professionals to understand Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) was launched at Parliament House in the presence of invited guests and media, in Darwin on 15 November, by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Federal Member for Lingiari and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.

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RAHC strengthens its Placement Team in Canberra

17 Nov 2016

We are pleased to announce some new roles and a new appointment within the RAHC Placement Team in Canberra, under the leadership of the National Manager Tanya Brunt.

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Reducing risk of vaccine errors by following the health service policies

17 Nov 2016

Health professionals (HPs) are reminded to be vigilant when checking vaccines prior to administering them to reduce the risk of errors occurring. Several issues have been identified that may contribute to this and therefore (HPs) are reminded to follow health service policies in regards to administration of vaccines. This includes:

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New eLearning module launched to help tackle Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) in the Indigenous population

16 Nov 2016

The first free online training resource to assist health professionals across Australia understand Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) was launched at Parliament House in Darwin by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Federal Member for Lingiari and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.

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Centre for Remote Health (CRH) is inviting Health Professionals to review the latest editions of the suite of Remote Primary Health Care Manuals

06 Sep 2016

The Remote Primary Health Care project is reviewing content for the latest editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals and is looking for volunteer Health Professionals to read over and review the updated draft content. It would generally consist of 5-7 protocols assigned to a reviewer.

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