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The NSW Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, has delivered a touching message of thanks and support to rural health professionals across NSW. NSW Governor thanks rural health professionals for resilience through natural disaster - 25th September 2020
The NSW Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, has delivered a touching message of thanks and support to rural health professionals across NSW.
Australia’s new National Rural Health Commissioner, Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, is reaching out to health professionals servicing remote and rural communities through an online address on Tuesday 25 August. National Rural Health Commissioner seeks engagement with rural health community in online conversation - 21st August 2020
Australia’s new National Rural Health Commissioner, Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, is reaching out to health professionals servicing remote and rural communities through an online address on Tuesday 25 August.
The adaptability of our outreach health practitioners is essential to ensure continuity of health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re seeing inspiring examples of this across NSW.

Lauren Blatchford - a diabetes educator and podiatrist at Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service - recently used a late model iPhone to help deliver her allied health clinics. Innovative uses of technology to support outreach telehealth clinics - 7th August 2020
The adaptability of our outreach health practitioners is essential to ensure continuity of health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re seeing inspiring examples of this across NSW. Lauren Blatchford - a diabetes educator and podiatrist at Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service - recently used a late model iPhone to help deliver her allied health clinics.
RDN has been awarded additional funding to improve ear and hearing health for Aboriginal children in the years before they start school, thanks to the Follow-up Ear and Hearing Health Services (FEHHS) program. Additional funds targeting hearing health for Aboriginal children - 31st July 2020
RDN has been awarded additional funding to improve ear and hearing health for Aboriginal children in the years before they start school, thanks to the Follow-up Ear and Hearing Health Services (FEHHS) program.
nib foundation is providing NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) with $230,000 in funding to develop self-care and wellbeing resources for health professionals in remote, rural and regional communities. MEDIA RELEASE: Rural healthcare workers given helping hand to maintain their wellbeing during COVID-19 - 29th June 2020
nib foundation is providing NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) with $230,000 in funding to develop self-care and wellbeing resources for health professionals in remote, rural and regional communities.
RDN would like to extend our congratulations to long-standing Outreach provider Dr John Curotta for receiving the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list. Outreach ENT awarded the Order of Australia - 11th June 2020
RDN would like to extend our congratulations to long-standing Outreach provider Dr John Curotta for receiving the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The Healthy Ears - Better Hearing, Better Listening program and the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program in Inverell have provided Aboriginal children and families with vital and rewarding opportunities to improve their motor, sensory and speech skills. Outreach services in Inverell, NSW - 17th April 2020
The Healthy Ears - Better Hearing, Better Listening program and the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program in Inverell have provided Aboriginal children and families with vital and rewarding opportunities to improve their motor, sensory and speech skills.
In December 2019 RDN announced we had been awarded Commonwealth funding to expand the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) program until June 2021. 

A needs assessment to prioritise the use of finite RHOF funding has now been completed, and the RHOF Pain Management Reference Group has convened to commence providing strategic advice and leadership. 
RHOF Pain Management Expansion - 17th April 2020
In December 2019 RDN announced we had been awarded Commonwealth funding to expand the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) program until June 2021. A needs assessment to prioritise the use of finite RHOF funding has now been completed, and the RHOF Pain Management Reference Group has convened to commence providing strategic advice and leadership.
A nurse has been upskilled in essential optometry services through optometry clinics hosted by Toomelah Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), provided by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and funded by the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS). 
Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) upskills Toomelah local nurse - 17th April 2020
A nurse has been upskilled in essential optometry services through optometry clinics hosted by Toomelah Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), provided by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and funded by the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS).
The Bonded Medical Program was established in 2001. Under this program, there are two schemes: the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) scheme and the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) scheme. New arrangements to the Bonded Medical Program (the Program) came into effect on 1 January 2020. The Bonded Medical Program has changed - 31st January 2020
The Bonded Medical Program was established in 2001. Under this program, there are two schemes: the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) scheme and the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) scheme. New arrangements to the Bonded Medical Program (the Program) came into effect on 1 January 2020.


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