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AMA (NSW) anticipates the Government response to an independent report on the 2022 NSW floods will include measures to improve grant funding access to health services.  “Businesses that provide healthcare services are essential services and are critical to the physical and mental health of residents. As such, they should receive grant funding as a matter of priority following a natural disaster,” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Michael Bonning. AMA (NSW) and RDN call for immediate grant funding to health services in response to flood report - 17th August 2022
AMA (NSW) anticipates the Government response to an independent report on the 2022 NSW floods will include measures to improve grant funding access to health services. “Businesses that provide healthcare services are essential services and are critical to the physical and mental health of residents. As such, they should receive grant funding as a matter of priority following a natural disaster,” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Michael Bonning.
NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) wishes to express its great sadness at the passing of Dr Geoff White OAM, whose significant contribution to rural health will be felt for generations to come.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Vale Dr Geoff White - 11th August 2022
NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) wishes to express its great sadness at the passing of Dr Geoff White OAM, whose significant contribution to rural health will be felt for generations to come. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Students participating in the Far West Extended Nursing Placement Program (FWENPP) were surprised with a scholarship from RDN last Thursday during a Civic Ceremony hosted by Broken Hill Mayor Tom Kennedy. RDN supports a future fit and rural ready nursing workforce with surprise scholarships - 1st August 2022
Students participating in the Far West Extended Nursing Placement Program (FWENPP) were surprised with a scholarship from RDN last Thursday during a Civic Ceremony hosted by Broken Hill Mayor Tom Kennedy.
A new program to turn around rising diabetes figures in Western NSW has been launched this week, the result of a partnership between NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN), Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), the Far West Local Health District (FWLHD), Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) with funding from the NSW Government. Historic health partnership to target diabetes in Western NSW - 14th June 2022
A new program to turn around rising diabetes figures in Western NSW has been launched this week, the result of a partnership between NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN), Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), the Far West Local Health District (FWLHD), Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) with funding from the NSW Government.
Last week, 20 medical, nursing, occupational therapy, social work and optometry students from across NSW travelled across the state on a road trip designed to encourage future doctors and health professionals to consider the benefits and rewards of a rural health career.  Twenty health students ‘go rural’ in Far West NSW - 9th June 2022
Last week, 20 medical, nursing, occupational therapy, social work and optometry students from across NSW travelled across the state on a road trip designed to encourage future doctors and health professionals to consider the benefits and rewards of a rural health career.
Sydney boarding school students learned what a career in rural health could look like during the third annual Sydney Boarding Schools’ Rural Health Careers Forum hosted by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) and Pymble Ladies' College. Careers forum to help build the future rural health workforce - 13th May 2022
Sydney boarding school students learned what a career in rural health could look like during the third annual Sydney Boarding Schools’ Rural Health Careers Forum hosted by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) and Pymble Ladies' College.
As part of RDN’s ongoing commitment to increase the capability and capacity of rural health professionals, we are pleased to be able to offer three new funding initiatives aimed at supporting practice managers and reception staff. RDN grant funding for practice managers and reception staff - 12th May 2022
As part of RDN’s ongoing commitment to increase the capability and capacity of rural health professionals, we are pleased to be able to offer three new funding initiatives aimed at supporting practice managers and reception staff.
Thirty-five future doctors met last weekend in Orange, NSW, as part of a NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) immersion program offering students the opportunity to learn about rural medicine and experience the lifestyle and career advantages available in rural NSW. Medical cadets get a taste of rural careers in Orange - 5th May 2022
Thirty-five future doctors met last weekend in Orange, NSW, as part of a NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) immersion program offering students the opportunity to learn about rural medicine and experience the lifestyle and career advantages available in rural NSW.
“Before going on Go Rural, I didn’t know what the lifestyle was like working in rural health, and the vast amount of carer possibilities available.”

Claire Stafford is a third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and she recently went on RDN’s first Go Rural road trip for 2022. 

Go Rural is a student immersion experience that shows medical, nursing and allied health students around parts of remote, rural and regional NSW. Nursing student gets a glimpse into rural health on 'Go Rural' - 13th April 2022
“Before going on Go Rural, I didn’t know what the lifestyle was like working in rural health, and the vast amount of carer possibilities available.” Claire Stafford is a third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and she recently went on RDN’s first Go Rural road trip for 2022. Go Rural is a student immersion experience that shows medical, nursing and allied health students around parts of remote, rural and regional NSW.
This month NSW Rural Doctors Network's (RDN) Knowledge Mobilisation Unit Manager, Dr Robyn Ramsden, is guest editor for a special edition of the UK's Health Education Journal, focusing on digital technology and rural health. Digital technology and rural health: What's the future? - 15th March 2022
This month NSW Rural Doctors Network's (RDN) Knowledge Mobilisation Unit Manager, Dr Robyn Ramsden, is guest editor for a special edition of the UK's Health Education Journal, focusing on digital technology and rural health.


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