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Expansion of junior doctor training in the Hastings


More junior doctors will be trained throughout general practice, aged care, large and small hospital environments in Wauchope and Port Macquarie as part of an Australian Government initiative designed to encourage more doctors to practice in regional centres.

Working together to solve GP shortages in Western Victoria


A new health workforce working group has taken the first important steps toward improving access to GPs in western Victorian communities.

Tackle chronic disease by eating more fibre


The importance of fibre in our diet has been highlighted in a new report which shows that increasing our grain fibre intake could reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Making the right choices with health star rating


Independent monitoring of the Health Star Rating system has found it is increasingly popular with the nation’s food shoppers.

Minister announces ARPANSA leads the way as a SunSmart workplace


Assistant Minister for Health the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP attended a ceremony to recognise the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) as a SunSmart workplace.

Over $2 million announced for brain trauma research


The Australian Government has announced a $2 million boost for brain trauma research, thanks to two grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost


The Australian Government has announced significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects.

More training for junior doctors in regional and rural Australia


Hundreds of new junior doctors will experience work as a general practitioner in regional and rural Australia, thanks to the second round of the Federal Coalition Government’s Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund (RJDTIF).

Announcement of Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner today


Emeritus Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner.

Better safety and security for remote health workers


The Australian Government is boosting its investment in training and professional support for health professionals working in the bush, with more than $250,000 being provided to develop training to improve personal safety and security.

Building a Stronger Health Workforce in Wannon


The Assistant Minister for Health, Dr. David Gillespie and Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan are acting on concerns raised at recent forums in August 2017 about the recruitment and retention of medical professionals in Portland and Warrnambool.

$3.4M funding for drug and alcohol treatment services across the North Coast


The NSW North Coast region is well placed to fight alcohol and other drug misuse, with the North Coast Primary Health Network commissioning a range of innovative early intervention, treatment and workforce development services.

Action on Tumut Health Services


Health experts held a special meeting this week aimed at overcoming the shortage of doctors and other health services in the Tumut region.

Federal Coalition Government delivers funding for new Local Drug Action Team to tackle ice, drugs and alcohol in the community


The Port Macquarie–Hastings, Manning and Macleay communities are receiving one of 40 new Local Drug Action Teams rolling out across the country to tackle drug use and harm.

Federal Coalition Government training more young doctors in Wide Bay region


Medical students and young doctors in the Wide Bay region will receive greater opportunities to train under the Australian Government’s additional investment in the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.

Australian Government delivers for the Heart Bus


The Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, joined the Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, MP, and the founder of the Heart of Australia, Dr Rolf Gomes in Dalby to announce $1 million towards supporting the delivery of the lifesaving service.

Dr Brian Richards Reappointed as Director of NICNAS


Dr Brian Richards has been reappointed as the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).

Coalition Government grants to boost training in general practice


More doctors, nurses and other health professionals will complete their training in regional Australia as a result of more than $13 million in Government funding for grants towards general practices in regional Australia.

More jobs and clinical training opportunities for young doctors


Twenty six new Regional Training Hubs will create more opportunities for young doctors to stay, study, work and live in rural and regional Australia, rather than returning to cities for all of their postgraduate training.

Boost to Practical Medical Research in Regional NSW


Patients in regional NSW, including people suffering from anxiety and depression, will soon directly benefit from an injection of Australian Government funds into health and medical research.

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