Recruiting, retaining and supporting General Practitioners (GPs), Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in rural New South Wales, Australia

Outreach News

Here's a snapshot of what's been happening in the health outreach space in rural NSW:

 

'Invaluable' outreach experience for Moree med student (09/01/17)

In September and November 2016, third year medical student and RDN Cadet Jenny Stokes, had the great opportunity to accompany Associate Professor John Eden, Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, on his monthly outreach gynaecology clinic in Moree’s Puis X Aboriginal Medical Centre. Read more...

New diabetes clinic in Windsor (08/12/16)

Aboriginal people and those on a low income in the Hawkesbury area, can now access a bulk-billed multi-disciplinary diabetes clinic in Windsor. This new service is a joint program between the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), Nepean Diabetes Service and Advance Medical Practice, with funding from RDN. Read more...

Access to ENT services for Aboriginal families - a statewide update (01/08/16)

Over the past twelve months, RDN has worked closely with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists to deliver additional ENT consultation and surgical clinics across NSW. Read more...

Budyari Aboriginal Community Health Centre - Outreach to an urban Aboriginal community (08/03/16)

Budyari began 15 years ago as a NSW Aboriginal Vascular Health Program demonstration site that was set up to deliver chronic care services for the Liverpool Local Government Area catchment that is home to more than 2500 Aboriginal people. Read more...

Primary eye health training and Outreach upskilling sessions (08/03/16)

RDN’s needs assessment for the Visiting Optometrist Scheme (VOS) found most Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in NSW have access to primary eye care services through visiting or local optometrists and relationships with ophthalmologists. However, improving primary care workers’ confidence in basic eye care screening was identified as a need across Western NSW through the Western NSW Eye Health Partnership that is funded by the Fred Hollows Foundation and facilitated by RDN. Read more...

 

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