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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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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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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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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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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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