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Organisation:Australian Journal of Rural Health
Comments:

The Australian Journal of Rural Health is a multidisciplinary journal, which aims to facilitate the formation of interdisciplinary networks to build and advance rural practice for all health professionals.

It is published annually on behalf of the National Rural Health Alliance for: Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Royal College of Nursing Australia, CRANAplus and Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).

Format:Online journal
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1440-1584
Updated date:2010
Organisation:The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice and Policy
Comments:

Rural and Remote Health was initiated in 1998 by a grant to Deakin University from the Department of Human Services, Rural health Division, Victoria, Australia. The initial vision was to serve rural and remote communities throughout the world by providing a community forum and specific health-related information. Since then, our one-person team of journal manager has grown to include:

  • an international editorial board
  • an editor-in-Chief
  • regional editors
  • regional editorial panels
  • a software developer
  • a production editor
  • a Journal executive committee
  • an international reviewer panel
Format:Website - educational resource
Target audience: All medical practitioners
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.rrh.org.au/aust/defaultnew.asp
Updated date:2010
Organisation:Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
Comments:

Issue 51, Winter 2010 of The Beacon focuses on issues specific to women with breast cancer living in rural and remote Australia.

A resource sheet related to breast cancer issues in rural areas is also available for download.

Format:Printed resource
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.bcna.org.au/sites/default/files/Beacon51_web_0.pdf
Updated date:2010
Organisation:Royal Flying Doctors Service
Comments:

Patient Assisted Transport Schemes provide eligilble patients from rural areas of Australia with financial assistance towards the costs of travel and accommodation to specialist medical services for treatment.

The schemes are supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Government but may differ between states and territories and have different names.

Patients should be advised that they may need to claim in advance in some states. In some states, support is available for family members, and some states also have patient accommodation available through the cancer organisations or hospitals at reduced costs.

For further information, see:

National Rural Health Alliance PATS Fact Sheet

Breast Cancer Network Australia PATS Summary

Format:Printed resource
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/Health-Services/Clinic-Services/Health-Promotion/In-focus-Cancer-/Resources/
Updated date:2012
Organisation:National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) & Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

Prepared by the NRHA in collaboration with the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA), this fact sheet details issues specifically relating to cancer in rural and remote areas.

Format:PDF file on website
Target audience: All medical practitioners
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://nrha.ruralhealth.org.au/cms/uploads/factsheets/fact-sheet-08-cancer.pdf
Updated date:2009
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)/The Cancer Council Australia
Comments:

An edition of Cancer Forum, the journal of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and The Cancer Council of Australia, with a focus on the issues faced by cancer patients and health professionals living and working in rural and regional areas.

Format:Refereed online journal
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerforum.org.au/Issues/2007/July.htm
Updated date:2007
Organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Comments:

Delivering better cancer care is an information booklet about cancer in Australia and what the government is doing about it, particularly in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Published in April 2010, the booklet explains the Government plans to prevent cancer, improve access to cancer care services in regional areas of Australia, to strengthen care for cancer patients and to build a world class cancer care system in Australia.

Format:PDF file on website
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.health.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/cancer-policy-booklet
Updated date:2010
Organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Comments:

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health system performance (such as health service usage and supply of health workers) and is the 10th report in the AIHW's Rural Health Series.

Format:Printed resource
Target audience: Health Service Administration
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10521
Updated date:2008
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

Report of a conference was held in Canberra in March bringing together professionals and consumers from regional and rural Australia. This was the first conference to address the disparity in cancer services between urban and regional areas.

The planned outcomes included:

  • To identify a level of service that rural cancer patients have a right to expect in the areas of surgical, medical, radiation oncology, palliative care and psychosocial support
  • To identify areas in which deficiencies are perceived to occur
  • To outline strategies to redress imbalances of equity and access
  • To identify areas of knowledge such as epidemiology or world‘s best practice that are unavailable and commence research to address these
  • To outline a defined clinical pathway to enhance cancer services.
Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cosa.org.au/about-us/general-publications.html#reportspapers
Updated date:2001
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)& Cancer Council
Comments:

Following the 2009-10 federal budget announcement of $560 million in capital grants for up to 10 regional cancer centres, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and Cancer Council Australia convened a national workshop in Canberra on 4 August to develop an independent cancer sector position on generic criteria for the grants allocation process.

Overarching themes throughout the workshop discussion and recommendations included the need to ensure:

  • successful grant applicants guarantee recurrent funding to support the capital investment - minimum staffing and appropriate professional mix will be critical
  • long-term sustainability is assured
  • systemic workforce issues are resolved
  • genuine multidisciplinary care underpins the service
  • current and future (projected) population needs will be met
  • cross-border issues are resolved
  • linkages with both metropolitan cancer centres and feeder hospitals are in place or developed.

The workshop featured 15 presentations to provide background and context, which can be downloaded from the website.

Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: Health professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cosa.org.au/about-us/general-publications.html#reportspapers
Updated date:2009
Organisation:Cancer Council Australia and Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

Report from a workshop in Canberra on 4 August 2009 to develop an independent position on the ideal generic criteria for the capital grants announced by the federal government in the 2009-10 budget of $560 million in capital grants for up to 10 regional cancer centres; inviting many of the key players in regional cancer with both a government and non-government perspective.

The report provides recommendations regarding the expenditure of the funds to ensure that outcomes are needs-based, sustainable, integrated, comprehensive and flexible.

Format:PDF file on website
Target audience: Health Service Administration
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancer.org.au/content/pdf/CancerControlPolicy/Publications/MediaMaterials/090828_regionalcancer_capital_grants_workshop_FINAL_report1.pdf
Updated date:2013
Organisation:Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Comments:

A  "a one-stop info-shop" for people working, studying, or interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rural and remote population's health that aims to provide quality information and resources about Indigenous rural and remote population's health.

Links are included to various policy and strategies, resources and publications relevant to Indigenous health in rural and remote populations.

 
Format:Website - information only
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/population-groups/rural-remote
Updated date:2010
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

A report identifying improved cancer control in rural and regional Australia as a high-priority area.

Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cosa.org.au/about-us/general-publications.html#reportspapers
Updated date:2006
Organisation:Cancer Institute NSW
Comments:

This review investigates rural cancer service delivery models in Australia and in countries with comparable demographic and geographic features to NSW and identifies common elements of best practice.

The review of Australian models of cancer services indicated:

  • most states have a clear vision about a desired network or system of cancer services;
  • some visions for cancer services are more detailed and developed than others and define the roles and responsibilities of actual services in the networks;
  • detail on provision of services specifically to rural/remote communities is not within the scope of most cancer plans or models.
Format:Printed resource
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/publications/i/literature-review-models-of-cancer-services-for-rural-and-remote-communities
Updated date:2011
Organisation:Rural Health Workforce Australia
Comments:

Series of short documentaries profiling GPs working in rural areas.

Format:Website - information
Target audience: General practice
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.gplifestylechange.com.au/
Updated date:2008
Organisation:Cancer Australia
Comments:

Participate in online breast cancer education activities

Innovative online technology has increased opportunities for general practitioners, nurses and other health professionals working in rural Australia to access information about the latest advances in evidence-based breast cancer treatment and care without the need to travel.

Activities and topics include:

Online modules
Five accredited online education lectures from breast cancer experts covering the continuum of care from diagnosis are available:

  • Breast cancer in the family- what does it mean?- Available October 2012
  • How not to miss a breast cancer- the triple test in practice
  • Breast cancer diagnosis – what now?
  • Breast cancer treatment – managing the impact
  • Breast cancer treatment is over – what's next?

Registration is free – access education now!

For information on the online modules, contact Chloe Travers on chloe.travers@canceraustralia.gov.au or 02 9357 9410.

Panel discussions
Two accredited programs originally transmitted as satellite broadcast and web-cast are now available online. The presentations by panels of breast cancer experts can be accessed by either web-stream or podcast; click the links below to access the programs for free:

These educational activities are part of the Supporting women in rural areas diagnosed with breast cancer program, funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Cancer Australia.

Format:Training resource (modular)
Target audience: Rural health professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/clinical-best-practice/cancer-learning/education-rural-areas
Updated date:2012
Organisation:Education Program in Cancer Care (EPICC) an initiative of Cancer Australia.
Comments:

The aim of Education Program in Cancer Care (EPICC) is to improve the quality of cancer control particularly in rural and regional Australia by providing greater opportunities for interested medical practitioners to increase their expertise in cancer management.

The objectives of EPICC are:

  • To enable interested medical practitioners, particularly those in regional and rural Australia who are not specialist oncologists, to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to play a more active role in the delivery of quality, evidenced based cancer care; and
  • to develop modular learning packages in oncology to increase knowledge and skills of generalist medical practitioners in the management of cancer, including training regarding safety of chemotherapy administration and management of common complications of cancer treatments.

The outcomes of EPICC are:

  • Increased skills and expertise of registered medical practitioners in implementing evidence-based cancer risk reduction interventions
  • Promoting and supporting patient participation in cancer screening programs
  • Facilitating early diagnosis of cancer
  • Providing appropriate referral and greater coordination of care
  • Increased knowledge of evidence based cancer treatment options and clinical trial participation
  • Increasing awareness of chemotherapy and radiotherapy toxicities and their management
  • Provision of psychosocial support and appropriate referral
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Increased involvement of general practitioners in multidisciplinary care of cancer patients
  • Greater provision of routine cancer care in rural areas by medical practitioners to reduce the need for patient travel to metropolitan centres for care. Better educational opportunities for non-cancer specialist medical practitioners to improve skills in care coordination thereby increasing patient satisfaction.
  • Increased opportunities for general practitioners in cancer education and multidisciplinary care provision to increase practitioner confidence in providing cancer care.
  • Improved cancer care through coordination and education of medical practitioners in order to improve overall outcomes, especially in rural and remote areas of Australia.
Format:Training resource (modular)
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Free - registration required
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/clinical-best-practice/cancer-learning/general-practice-and-cancer-care/education-program-cancer-care
Updated date:2012
Organisation:Medical Oncological Group of Australia (MOGA) and PriMeD
Comments:

This 6-hour program is series of online audiovisual lectures on palliative cancer treatment modalities: surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy and supportive therapy.

Learning objectives include:

  • Know the types of palliative cancer treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, interventional radiotherapy) available
  • Be familiar with the use of palliative cancer treatments to manage cancer symptoms
  • Know the risks and benefits of palliative cancer treatments and be confident in discussing them, Be able to assess patients for palliative cancer treatments, Be aware of ethical considerations in relation to risk-benefits of palliative cancer treatments, be confident in assisting patients with decision-making about palliative cancer treatment choices, i.e. palliation vs. cure
  • Recognise when palliative cancer treatments are inappropriate, Be familiar with and able to manage palliative cancer treatment side-effects
  • Be aware of the role of supportive care in palliative care of patients with cancer, Have a multidisciplinary approach to developing and implementing treatment plans for cancer patients
  • Understand the composition, organisation and processes of the primary care team, anticancer team and palliative care team
  • Be able to develop partnerships with specialist services and other health care providers
  • Have strategies for improving continuity of care for patients with cancer
  • Be able to assess pain, using verbal and visual pain scales, and pain history
  • Be confident in the use of analgesics and opioids in managing cancer pain
  • Have tools to assist in assessing and managing cancer pain in the palliative setting
  • Understand principles of pain management in patients with advanced cancer
  • Be able to recognise psychiatric symptoms (e.g. anxiety, depression, delirium) in patients with cancer
  • Be able to recognise and safely manage oncological emergencies.
  • Format:Website - educational tool
    Target audience: Primary care practitioners, other generalist health professionals managing the care of patients with cancer
    Accessibility:Registration required. Please visit: www.moga.org.au or www.primed.com.au/mogacancerpa
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.moga.org.au/education/enhancing-palliation-patients-advanced-cancer-rural-areas-australia
    Updated date:2008
    Organisation:Cranaplus
    Comments:

    The eRemote modules have been designed to provide the remote and rural health practitioner with the necessary information in order to provide a flexible learning opportunity that will enhance current knowledge of clinical and discretionary competencies in professionally agreed organisational requirements.

    Available modules include:

    • Basic life support
    • Building a respectful workplace
    • Cultural awareness
    • Fire Awareness
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Managing Difficult Behaviours
    • Manual Handling including Ergonomics
    • Medication Calculation - Adults, Paediatrics and Mental Health
    • Medico Legal Documentation (under construction)
    • Natural Disasters (under construction)
    • Professional Development (under construction)
    • Remote emergency care
    • Clinical upskilling in the bush
    • Aboriginal Health Workers First Aid Program
    Format:Training resource (modular)
    Target audience: Health Professionals
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Payment required
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:https://crana.org.au/education/eremote/
    Updated date:2013
    Organisation:Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
    Comments:

    RRMEO is the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s medical education and online learning platform that combines online resources and education activities with telemedicine services.

    Through RRMEO, ACRRM members (and other RRMEO subscribers) participate in a wide range of learning activities and discussion groups, sharing experiences and knowledge with mentors and peers nearby or thousands of kilometres away.

    RRMEO allows each doctor to:

    • locate educational events, online education, training posts and clinical attachments via the RRMEO Educational Inventory;

    • engage in online modules and online groups; and to

    • record their lifelong learning toward credentialling in their own unique online Learning Planner

    Format:Training resource (modular)
    Target audience: Rural and remote practitioners
    Accessibility:Professional organisations/organisation members only
    Cost:Payment required
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:https://www.rrmeo.com/rrmeo/dls_rrmeo.pl?a=welcome
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Rural Health Education Foundation
    Comments:

    The Rural Health Education Foundation is Australia‘s pre-eminent provider of television-based health education for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals. They produce and deliver topical, high quality, evidence-based educational programs enriched by the voluntary participation of the best health and medical experts in Australia.

    The Foundation broadcasts the programs across our own satellite network of more than 660 sites, as well as other television services. See our broadcast timetable for details. All programs are accredited and are available via video webstreaming and audio podcasting on this website, and can be ordered via the website on DVD.

    Format:Website - educational tool
    Target audience: Multidisciplinary
    Accessibility:Free registration with Foundation
    Cost:
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.rhef.com.au/programs/?group_id=29#group_29
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Services For Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
    Comments:

    This website provides free education resources, links and interactive training modules for Allied Health Professionals moving to, working in or contemplating taking up, practice in remote and rural Australia.

    It includes a host of information, resources and support pathways around the:

    Professional skills - such as administrative skills, supervision, time management, conflict resolution and research.

    Rural and remote skills - including cultural safety, self care and isolation.

    Clinical skills - including leadership, case load management, reflective practice, evidence based practice and clinical practice improvement.

    Five free Learning Modules have been developed that focus on key issues for remote and rural practice, including: 

    Format:Training resource (modular)
    Target audience: Rural and remote health practitioners
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.sarrahtraining.com.au/site/index.cfm?display=143613
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)
    Comments:

    In 2002 MOGA received a grant from the Rural Health Support Education and Training program of the Department of Health and Ageing to conduct a series of educational workshops in rural areas on adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. The objectives of the project were to improve knowledge of best practice treatment for colorectal cancer amongst rural medical and nurse practitioners, to improve the safety of chemotherapy administration in rural areas and to improve links, networks and consultation strategies between local practitioners and the resident or visiting medical oncologist.

    A resource kit has been prepared to facilitate the conduct of similar worksops in other areas. This resource kit is available free of charge to those interested in conducting a workshop in their local area.

    If you would like a copy of the kit, please contact MOGA on (02) 8247 6210 or email moga@moga.org.au.

    The Project report and resource kit are available to medical and allied health practitioners interested in conducting a workshop by contacting MOGA at 02 8247 6207.

    Format:Training workshop
    Target audience: All medical practitioners
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.moga.org.au/education/training-rural-health-workers-management-adjuvant-and-systemic-chemotherapy-colorectal
    Updated date:2002
    Organisation:The National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN) and Cancer Australia
    Comments:

    This case study recounts the experience of Libby, a 48-year-old female diagnosed with breast cancer. This case study aims to facilitate the development of competencies that reflect the role of the Specialist Cancer Nurse (SCN) in providing supportive care, information, and education to a person diagnosed with breast cancer at various points across the cancer journey. This case study focuses on issues during and following active treatment, including specific issues associated with diagnosis and treatment of a contralateral second primary breast cancer.

    The case study contains four sections:

    • Reduce risk
    • Find the condition early
    • Have the best treatment and support during active treatment
    • Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment.
    Format:Online learning resource containing videos
    Target audience: Multidisciplinary - Nursing and Allied health
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.cancerlearning.gov.au/edcan_resources/#/xml/module_3/casestudies/breast_cancer
    Updated date:2009
    Organisation:Allied Health Professionals Australia
    Comments:

    Allied health professionals working in non-urban locations have particular needs. Issues affecting health professionals beyond the cities are the focus of a special AHPA Committee called AHPARR, AHPA Rural and Remote. AHPARR provides AHPA with rural and remote allied health representation and a voice at a national level.

    Format:Professional body
    Target audience: Allied Health - All
    Accessibility:Professional organisations/organisation members only
    Cost:
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.ahpa.com.au/Home/AlliedHealthRepresentation/AlliedHealthRepresentationonOrganisations.aspx
    Updated date:2011
    Organisation:Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
    Comments:

    The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is The College is committed to creating better care for rural and remote communities by providing quality education programs, innovative support and strong representation.

    ACRRM is responsible for setting professional standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development with a focus on the unique scope and depth of clinical skills, knowledge and values that are required by practitioners working in rural and remote contexts.

    General practitioners who achieve these standards are recognised through the award of Fellowship of ACRRM.  Fellows of ACRRM receive full vocational recognition for Medicare purposes and are able to practise in any location throughout Australia.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Rural and remote practioners
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:https://www.acrrm.org.au/
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Cancer Australia
    Comments:

    Cancer Australia, in collaboration with the states and territories, has developed the Cancer Service Networks National Program, (CanNET), seven cancer service networks (one in each State and the Northern Territory), to better link regional and metropolitan cancer services. CanNET has improved access to quality, clinically-effective cancer services throughout Australia.

    CanNET involves the Australian, state and territory governments working collaboratively with consumers of cancer services and primary, secondary and tertiary health professionals to improve outcomes through better coordination of existing services.

    Key projects concern improving consumer involvement, multidisciplinary care, primary care involvement, quality improvement and workforce development.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Health Professionals
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/clinical-best-practice/service-delivery/cannet
    Updated date:2012
    Organisation:Cranaplus
    Comments:

    Cranaplus was founded to put remote health issues on the national agenda due to a general concern about the poor health status of people who live in remote areas and the inequities, quality and accessibility in available services.

    Membership is open to all remote health professionals and their supporters, reflecting the collaborative nature of remote area nursing which works closely with other professions to meet the challenges of remote health.

    The objectives of Cranaplus include:

    • Professional and personal support for remote health practitioners and their families
    • Quality assurance in remote health
    • Professional development for remote health practitioners
    • Improved information flow in remote health
    • Collaboration with major stake holders in remote health
    • Legislative change which supports remote health
    • Practical action research focused on remote health

    The website provides information about upcoming educational events and links to the new eRemote online modules.

    Information is available on the website regarding membership, position statements, the national annual conference, media releases and available scholarships.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Health Professionals
    Accessibility:Professional organisations/organisation members only
    Cost:Payment required
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:https://crana.org.au/
    Updated date:2013
    Organisation:National Rural Health Alliance
    Comments:

    The Alliance comprises 29 Member Bodies, each a national body in its own right, representing health professionals, service providers, consumers, educators and researchers. The vision of the National Rural Health Alliance is good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia, with the specific goal of equal health for all Australians by 2020.

    The Alliance produces a journal, Australian Journal of Rural Health, holds an annual national conference and other events for rural and remote health practitioners.

    The Alliance produces fact sheets, media releases and informative publications including "A Brief Guide To Nursing in Rural and Remote Settings".

    The website contains rural health practice resources, news and links to information relevant to rural and remote health practitioners.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Multidisciplinary
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://nrha.ruralhealth.org.au/?IntCatId=14
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Cancer Institute NSW
    Comments:

    A collaboration of clinicians, health professionals, consumers, rural and regional services and program coordinators has been integral to the objectives of the Cancer Institute NSW in achieving better services for patients living outside Sydney.

    NSW focus

    Format:Special interest group
    Target audience: Specialist - Medical Oncology
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/supporting-best-practice/nsw-oncology-groups/rural-oncology
    Updated date:2011
    Organisation:Rural Health Workforce Australia
    Comments:

    Rural Health Workforce Australia is the peak body for rural workforce agencies in Australia.

    Rural Health Workforce Australia’s role is to work with the Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs) to develop national solutions to improve the recruitment and retention of the health workforce throughout rural and remote Australia. RHWA and its member RWAs are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing; RWAs are also funded by their respective State Governments for various programs, services and projects.

    RHWA can provide information regarding the benefits of living and working in rural and remote Australia.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Health Professionals
    Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
    Cost:Free of charge
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.rhwa.org.au/site/index.cfm
    Updated date:2010
    Organisation:Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
    Comments:

    Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) is nationally recognised as a peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals. SARRAH is a 'grassroots' organisation whose membership consists of individual allied health professionals across rural and remote Australia.

    SARRAH advocates for rural and remote allied health professionals and allied health practice on local, state and national levels. 

    The website contains information regarding the membership, latest news, events including the SARRAH biennial national conference, scholarships, training opportunities, publications and positions vacant.

    The site also links to the SARRAH Training site that contains a wealth of free information and resources for competency and skill building for rural and remote health workers.

    Format:Website - information only
    Target audience: Allied Health - All
    Accessibility:Professional organisations/organisation members only
    Cost:Payment required
    Country of Origin:Australia
    URL:http://www.sarrah.org.au/site/index.cfm
    Updated date:2010