02 4924 8000   myRDN login


Subscribe to an RDN e-newsletter

Email Subject: NSW Rural Doctors Network - Monday Message newsletter
Email Sent: January 21st, 2019 04:16 PM
Email Campaign: Monday Message



Weekly news from NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN)

Monday 21 January 2018


What’s in Monday Message today
Welcome Doctors
NSW RDN / RDA (NSW) 2019 Refresher Conference
Make 2019 a great year - join the RDN team
View RDN’s latest Annual Report

Education and Events

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program can assist with the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees for eligible CPD programs. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Aboriginal People Webinar
Business for Doctors - Medicare Benefits Schedule Workshops 
ProMBS Workshop 
National Rural Health Conference: Better together 
Call for abstracts RMA10   
Are you a non-vocationally registered medical practitioner?  
Applications extended for the AChAM Indigenous Prize
Walk your way into 2019

Quick Links
Search rural NSW GP vacancies  
Search rural NSW nursing and allied health vacancies


Welcome new doctors

RDN extends a warm welcome to the following GPs who recently commenced work in remote, rural and regional NSW practices for the first time: 

  • Dr Krishmali Godawatta – Young  
  • Dr Jennifer Hunter – Gunnedah 
  • Dr Rifat Jabeen – Murrumbidgee  
  • Dr John Massoud – Kempsey  
  • Dr Ha Nguyen – Lavington 
  • Dr Nathaniel Salmon – Tenterfield  
  • Dr Paula Valtonen  Eden 


NSW RDN / RDA (NSW) 2019 Refresher Conference

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) and the Rural Doctors Association NSW (RDA NSW) invite you to attend the Refresher Conference from 8-10 March at Port Macquarie. 

The conference will provide an educational update on areas relevant to day-to-day rural general practice including: 

  • ophthalmology 
  • diabetes 
  • paediatrics 
  • travel medicine 
  • dermatology 
  • chronic disease prevention. 

The conference will be accredited with ACRRM and RACGP (Category 1). 

The Refresher Conference is the perfect opportunity to update your skills, gain necessary CPD points, catch up with colleagues and spend quality time with family, who can enjoy our Partner and Kids’ programs.   

When: 8-10 March 2019  
Where: Sails, Port Macquarie NSW 
More info: Places are limited so register now to avoid missing out.  For fee information, click here.


Make 2019 a great year - join the RDN team!

The NSW Rural Doctors Network currently has a new job opportunity: 

RDN offers a friendly culture with a range of generous employment conditions, such as a 35-hour working week, shut down between Christmas and New Year without debiting of annual leave, salary packaging options, approved study leave and the opportunity to apply for Performance Growth and Development grants. 

To apply, address the selection criteria as outlined in the application form and attach a copy of your resume in either word or PDF format. 


View RDN's latest Annual Report

RDN recently published its 2017-2018 Annual Report. Please take a moment to read about our many accomplishments and commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of remote, rural and regional communities in NSW. 



The Health Workforce Scholarship Program can assist with the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees for eligible CPD programs. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Aboriginal People Webinar

What: The NSW Ministry of Health, the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW and Heart Foundation are hosting a teleconference for clinical staff working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. 
Where: Webinar online 
When: 1-2pm, Thursday 28 February 2019 
More info: RACGP members can register online or, if you’re not an RACGP member, email samantha.milat@racgp.org.au with your name, email address and organisation. 


Business for Doctors - Medicare Benefits Schedule Workshop 

What: In 2019, Business for Doctors will be hosting more than 40 workshops to help educate doctors on the Medicare Benefits Schedule and address the new legislative changes that come into effect on July 1 surrounding the shared debt recovery program.  

31 January 2019 - Coffs Harbour 
5 February 2019 - Griffith
7 February 2019 - Broken Hill
9 February 2019 - Dubbo
10 February 2019 - Sydney

More info: Register here.  


ProMBS Workshop 

What: Registrars, GPs and Practice Owners/Managers are invited to attend a ProMBS workshop being run by AOGP. Facilitated by a panel of GPs, the one-day workshop will involve mixed learning methods, an ongoing learning package and has been accredited for 40 Category 1 points with RACGP, 30 PRPD points with ACRRM and 32.5 CPD points with AAPM. 
Where: PARKROYAL Parramatta  
When: 23 February 2019 
More info: Register here.  


National Rural Health Conference: Better together 

What: The 15th National Rural Health Conference: Better together, will have a strong focus on the determinants of health, the most successful health service delivery models, and research that reveals solutions to improve the health of country people. The four-day conference includes keynote speakers250 presenters in 50 concurrent sessions, 75 exhibitors, a gala dinner and more.  
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania 
When: 24-27 March 2019 
More info: View the full program and register here. 


Call for abstracts RMA10

Rural Medicine Australia 2019 (RMA10) is now accepting submissions for abstracts to be presented to more than 750 delegates at its conference on the Gold Coast from 23-26 October.  If you would like to present, submit an abstract todayRegister for the conference here. 


Are you a non-VR medical practitioner? 

You can access up to $15,000 of Commonwealth support to train towards Fellowship on ACRRM's Independent Pathway. The Independent Pathway is a 3GA approved, AMC-accredited, education and training program which allows access to 100% A1 Medicare rebates while progressing towards Fellowship. 

Non-VR medical practitioners are required to participate in an approved Fellowship training program to maintain 100% Medicare billing. Medical practitioners have until 30 June 2023 to be either undertaking Fellowship training or have achieved Fellowship. 

Find out more. 


Application extended for the AChAM Indigenous Prize 

The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) offers the AChAM Indigenous Prize to medical students, junior medical officers and registrars who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.  

Applications have been extended and now close 31 January 2019. 

The prize is full registration, return economy airfare and accommodation to the International Medicine in Addiction Conference in Melbourne in March 2019. 

This prize is open to ALL medical students, JMOs and registrars who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent. Read more about the prize and apply. 


Walk your way into 2019 

The Heart Foundation offers local Heart Foundation walking groups to help people achieve the recommended guidelines for physical activity. The Foundation also aims to increase informal peer group networks and connectivity within communities to improve physical and mental health outcomes for individuals.  

If you’re a GP or allied health professional encouraging your patients to walk for health benefits, find out more on this website. 



  Send your comments and contributions

Supporting rural health in New South Wales

NSW Rural Doctors Network is a not-for-profit and non-government organisation that aims to ensure that the highest possible standard of healthcare is provided to remote and rural New South Wales communities through the provision of a highly skilled health workforce.

NSW Rural Doctors Network activities are financially supported
the Australian and NSW Governments.

Get in touch with RDN:
Tel 02 4924 8000  Fax 02 4924 8010
Email | Web | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube

You are receiving this email because you gave NSW Rural Doctors Network your email or subscribed via the RDN website. UNSUBSCRIBE.