The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to significantly increase the number of rural-based doctors in training, by expanding opportunities to work in primary care settings.
The Australian Government has appointed a new administrator for the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN).
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.
A new health workforce working group has taken the first important steps toward improving access to GPs in western Victorian communities.
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.
Independent monitoring of the Health Star Rating system has found it is increasingly popular with the nation’s food shoppers.
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.
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).
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.
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).
Emeritus Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner.
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.
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.
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.
Health experts held a special meeting this week aimed at overcoming the shortage of doctors and other health services in the Tumut region.
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.
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.
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 has been reappointed as the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).
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.