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2019
Stats: 2018-19 Outreach program outputs 17th December 2019
In 2018-19, Outreach services continued to make significant contributions to patient access and the rural and Aboriginal health workforce, including delivering the program’s one millionth patient Occasion of Service. .
Media release: Partnering to support rural communities and health workers 18th September 2019
A unique new initiative launched today will help address the isolation experienced by many health professionals working in rural areas and provide them information and support through their careers..
The Statewide Training Calendar is live! 17th September 2019
RDN, together with partnering organisations, has created an online statewide training calendar listing conferences and CPD opportunities available for health professionals..
Eye care a whole region affair 12th September 2019
RDN recently engaged the Brien Holden Vision Institute to run an upskilling workshop for primary eye care workers from the Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD..
Long-time Outreach provider plans ahead 12th September 2019
Dr John Eden, a long-standing Outreach gynaecology provider who has been delivering outreach clinics to Moree for nine years, will retire in June 2019. .
Outreach Student Placement Program 12th September 2019
Open to medicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health students in any year of their studies at a NSW university, the Outreach Student Placement Program provides the opportunity to complete a placement in a rural area. In 2019, students completed their placements in May and June. .
Media release: 20 future health professionals ‘go rural’ 25th August 2019
This week, 20 medical, nursing and allied health students from across NSW will travel across the state on a road trip designed to encourage future doctors and health professionals to consider the benefits and rewards of a rural career. .
Rural health profile: Kim Weeks 12th August 2019
Kim Weeks, Practice Manager at Marima Medical Clinic shares how Medical Practice Assistants (MPAs) have improved the patient experience and provided unexpected benefits. .
Media release: 20 medical students ‘go rural’ in outback health initiative 29th May 2019
This week, 20 medical students from across NSW will travel 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. .
Media release: Building the future rural health workforce 20th May 2019
In a state first, high school students and boarders interested in pursuing a career in health will be encouraged to practise in country NSW as part of a new initiative by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) to ensure sustainable health solutions are developed for rural towns. .
Media release: Medical cadets in Dubbo for a taste of rural living 4th May 2019
This weekend, 28 medical cadets from universities and hospitals across NSW are in Dubbo to learn about living and working as a health professional in rural NSW. The students and doctors all hold the highly-regarded NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship, funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and administered by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN). .
Media release: Health providers to prioritise Western NSW health 2nd May 2019
Representatives from more than 20 primary health organisations in Western NSW will gather to prioritise providing timely access to quality and safe health care services, regardless of where people live, at the Western NSW 2030 Action Forum in Dubbo today. .
Close the Gap in Vision by 2020 national conference 15th March 2019
RDN’s Outreach eye health team joined more than 220 delegates from all Australian states and territories at the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Strengthen & Sustain National Conference at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 14 and 15 March 2019. .
2018
Media release: Rural doctors awarded for outstanding service to country NSW 3rd December 2018
Fourteen outstanding GPs have been honoured by the NSW Rural Doctors Network with a 2018 Rural Medical Service Award for more than 300 years of combined service to rural New South Wales communities. .
NSW Rural Doctors Network warmly welcomes Bernadette Gotch to the team 23rd November 2018
Bernadette has commenced in the newly created role of Director – Service Delivery. The role reports directly to the CEO and sits within the Executive leadership group together with the Director – Governance and Health Service Development, and the General Manager. .
Optometry Student Experience 31st October 2018
Fifth-year optometry student, Gabrielle Grant-Nilon, completed a four-week outreach placement by participating in Visiting Optometrist Scheme (VOS)-funded optometry clinics earlier this year..
Speech Pathology Upskilling 31st October 2018
The Healthy Ears, Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) program supported outreach speech pathologist, Louisa Rostron, and Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD) to provide language development upskilling sessions in Tamworth. .
Women's Heart Awareness Program 31st October 2018
A promising Women’s Heart Awareness Program has commenced in Lismore to educate Aboriginal women on the signs and risks of heart attacks and promote steps to better heart health..
Rural cadet shares experience working at an Ophthalmology Outreach Clinic 12th July 2018
By Leanne Uren, Rural Cadet, University of Notre Dame, Lithgow. On 9 and 10 May 2018 I travelled to Moree to complete a rural outreach clinic, arranged and sponsored by NSW Rural Doctors Network. After a bumpy flight on the small Qantas Dash, I arrived safely and raring to go.
Media release: Funding to support the rural health workforce 5th June 2018
Health professionals in rural and regional New South Wales wanting to increase their skills are encouraged to apply for financial support under the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program..
Media release: Medical cadets to experience careers in Tamworth 5th April 2018
Nineteen future doctors will this weekend meet in Tamworth to learn about rural medicine and the lifestyle benefits and career advantages of living and working in rural NSW..
2017
Media release: Rural doctors awarded for more than 800 years of combined service to country New South Wales 27th November 2017
Twenty four outstanding GPs have been honoured for more than 800 years of combined service to country New South Wales communities. .
2016
Media release: Rural doctors awarded for 700 years of combined service to country communities 28th October 2016
Twenty outstanding GPs have been honoured for more than 700 years of combined service to country New South Wales communities..
Media release: NSW Rural Doctors Network announces new CEO 6th September 2016
The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is pleased to announce that Mr Richard Colbran has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NSW RDN. .
Media release: Dr Ian Cameron to retire from NSW Rural Doctors Network 11th July 2016
After 20 years at the helm of the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN), Dr Ian Cameron has announced his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer. .