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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.
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.
Each year, RDN conducts surveys of both patients and Outreach health practitioners. In 2018-19, 253 Outreach health practitioners and 492 patients participated. 2019 Health Professional and Patient survey - 17th December 2019
Each year, RDN conducts surveys of both patients and Outreach health practitioners. In 2018-19, 253 Outreach health practitioners and 492 patients participated.
RDN and AH&MRC have been appointed to administer the Department of Health’s Ear Health Coordination Program (EHCP) for three years in NSW and the ACT. Ear Health Coordination Program - 17th December 2019
RDN and AH&MRC have been appointed to administer the Department of Health’s Ear Health Coordination Program (EHCP) for three years in NSW and the ACT.
RDN’s Medical Advisor, Dr Liz Barrett, discusses the link between gait speed, biological age and risk of disease identified by the Dunedin Study’s recent findings. Medical Musing: Gait speed and its link to disease risk - 17th December 2019
RDN’s Medical Advisor, Dr Liz Barrett, discusses the link between gait speed, biological age and risk of disease identified by the Dunedin Study’s recent findings.
For four years, Dr Arman Babajanyan – a paediatrician based in Katoomba – has been hosting Advanced Trainee Registrars in Lithgow.  Outreach registrar continues providing clinics after fellowship - 17th December 2019
For four years, Dr Arman Babajanyan – a paediatrician based in Katoomba – has been hosting Advanced Trainee Registrars in Lithgow.
RDN has been awarded Commonwealth funding to expand the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) program until June 2021.

The aim of the expansion is to improve access to pain management services for people living in remote and rural NSW communities and enhance the skills and resources available to primary care providers. Rural Health Outreach Fund - Pain Management Services expansion - 17th December 2019
RDN has been awarded Commonwealth funding to expand the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) program until June 2021. The aim of the expansion is to improve access to pain management services for people living in remote and rural NSW communities and enhance the skills and resources available to primary care providers.


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