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RHDA launch of the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

06 Mar 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are up to eight times more likely than other Australians to be hospitalised for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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RAHC welcomes new National Manager

25 Feb 2020

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Glasson as its new National Manager. David commenced this position on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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Audiologist Bridget Gale shares her experience working within remote Indigenous communities

11 Feb 2020

‘There’s a lot of chronic ear disease. I’ve seen surgeries that I’ve never heard of down south, and I work in disadvantaged areas’

Victorian-based Audiologist Bridget Gale shares her experience working within remote indigenous communities and how Audiologist can “make quite a big difference” to the lives of Indigenous Australians. 

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Statement by the RAHC Board in relation to the AIHW Report “Northern Territory Outreach Hearing Health Program: July 2012 to December 2017”

25 Oct 2019

The Board and Management of Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has noted a statement on page 7 in the report “Northern Territory Outreach Hearing Health Program: July 2012 to December 2017” by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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It’s Official - 3 more years!

03 Jul 2019

 

The Australian Government has formally extended the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) for a further three years taking the program through to 30 June 2022.

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RAHC launches four new eLearning modules on a new online platform

08 Jan 2019

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has launched four new eLearning modules to further assist, educate and strengthen the transition of urban-based health professionals into remote primary healthcare. The new modules will be hosted on a new and improved eLearning platform.

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Mandatory Professional Development for Remote Area Nurses

27 Nov 2018

The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health (DoH) require that all Remote Area Nurses (RANs) who work for DoH have completed, or updated if necessary, all courses considered mandatory for remote practice. Future placements in NT DoH clinics will be affected if this requirement is not being met.

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RAHC celebrates a decade of making a difference in the Northern Territory

26 Oct 2018

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary at events held in Canberra, Darwin and Alice Springs in late October. Guests included politicians, stakeholders and health professionals who have undertaken placements in the Territory.

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Congratulations to Josh Stafford on winning the Excellence in Mentoring Award at the 2018 CRANAplus conference

25 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Josh Stafford on winning the RAHC-sponsored Excellence in Mentoring Award at the 2018 CRANAplus conference which was held in Cairns, 20 – 22 September. Josh was recognised for his significant contribution to remote nursing within his role as Director of Nursing at the Lockhart River and Coen Primary Health Care Centre.

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Minister announces extension to RAHC contract until 30 June 2019

10 Jun 2018

On a recent visit to the offices of RAHC parent company, Aspen Medical, to view the company’s mobile health solutions, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, took the opportunity to announce additional funding for RAHC through to 30 June 2019.

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New Board of RAHC visits communities in Central Australia

23 May 2018

The new Board of Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) visited communities in Central Australia to gain a firsthand understanding of the impact of RAHC health professionals (HPs) on healthcare delivery in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.  The visit took place between 20 – 22 May 2018.

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RAHC launches a live-chat platform to assist health professionals complete the online application process

11 Apr 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of a live-chat platform on the RAHC website that will provide support to health professionals (HPs) completing the application process online. The RAHC placement team will type responses to any questions in real-time as HPs submit their application.

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After 22 placements as a registered nurse with RAHC, Lisa Breakwell joins the RAHC team as Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly

29 Mar 2018

We are pleased to introduce Lisa Breakwell as RAHC’s new Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly region.

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Pat Anderson AO appointed as the new Chair of RAHC and is joined on the Board by Janine Mohamed

21 Mar 2018

We are delighted to announce that Ms Pat Anderson AO has been appointed to the Board of RAHC as Chairperson with effect from 28 February 2018.  In addition to Ms Anderson’s appointment, RAHC also welcomes Mrs Janine Mohamed to the Board.

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An engaged group of nurses at the RAHC-sponsored Remote Emergency Care course

13 Mar 2018

A group of 23 RAHC registered nurses attended the Remote Emergency Care (REC) course from 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the Hub Training and Community Centre in Melbourne.   

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Upcoming remote area trauma response courses by the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

11 Mar 2018

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre has places available for the Remote Area Trauma Education (RATE) and Remote Pre-Hospital Trauma and Disaster Courses (RPHTDC) in 2018.

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Mandatory immunisation courses for registered nurses working in the NT

09 Mar 2018

It is mandatory for nurses to have an immunisation certificate before commencing work with the majority of health services in the NT. As per the RAHC professional development policy, we provide financial support for the South Australia (SA) Immunisation course.

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Highlights from our 5000th Placement Event

18 Dec 2017

This video features highlights from the RAHC 5000th placement event at Parliament House, Canberra on 5 December 2017.

 

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RAHC registered nurses are encouraged to enrol for the Pharmacotherapeutics course

14 Dec 2017

The next Pharmacotherapeutics online course by the Centre for Remote Health will commence on 15 January 2018. 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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Improve your skills to work out bush

14 Dec 2017

Applications are now open for the Centre for Remote Health courses for 2018.

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Remote Area Health Corps: The story so far...

14 Dec 2017

It has been a year of milestones for RAHC. We celebrated sending our 1000th new-to-remote health professional to the Territory and our 5000th placement of a health professional since 2008. 
 

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The 2017 editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals are now available online

13 Dec 2017

Health Professionals are encouraged to use the Remote Primary Health Care (RPHCM) manuals to cover all aspects of clinical practice. 

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RAHC sends its 5000th urban health professional to the Northern Territory to assist health services in closing the gap

06 Dec 2017

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has placed its 5000th health professional into a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (NT), since the program began in late 2008.

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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 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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