From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription.
With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that they are aware of the change and how it may affect them.
The Alliance made a pre-Budget Submission to Government taking into account key strategic goals agreed by Alliance Member Bodies at its annual meeting September 2017, as well as priorities identified by delegates at the 14th Rural Health Conference held in Cairns in April 2017.
The February issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health is now online, and – being the first issue of the year – is available for free. This edition’s editorial, by David Mills and Martin Jones, focuses on the importance of promoting rural academic and community partnerships in rural Australia.
An exciting program has been designed which weaves together past research activity in rural and remote health with the new wave of researchers who are taking the sector to the next level. The program offers something for everyone with high quality speakers; interactive Rogano sessions; a series of short Lightning Talk presentations; as well as general presentations and posters. The detailed program is online and registration is now open.