14NRHC Recommendations

Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
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Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
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We call on Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and all political parties for urgent non-partisan commitment to a new National Rural Health Strategy and long term funding for an associated National Implementation Plan to bridge the gap in health outcomes for all people living outside... more

27 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 2
Theme: Advocacy and Policy, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Health system reform
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

That funding be provided to enable the development of a National Rural Health Excellence Network as described by speaker Mick Reid and expanded upon by speaker Lesley Russell. The aim being to provide a repository and access to data, tools, evidence -based practice exemplars, research and... more

22 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Advocacy and Policy, Consumer engagement, Health management and policy, Health system reform, Research
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Governments will commit to the collaborating with rural health sector to develop a minimum data set of performance indicators to capture both qualitative and quantitative data to underpin,inform and evaluate the implementation of the National Rural Health Plan.

21 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Advocacy and Policy, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Health system reform, Research
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Concurrent Session Recommendation

Continue to push for Medicare items to support telehealth models - specifically allied health, and telephone calls where connectivity is an issue.

20 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 3
Theme: Funding and Health Economics, Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
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increase access to medicare for telehealth to address workforce maldistribution issues and enable reasonable access to services not accessible to rural and remote communities and consumers.

20 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

We call on governments to pass legislation that requires a minimum service standard for affordable and ubiquitous access to high speed broadband connectivity

19 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Fund early intervention and prevention and make it a priority outcome area for PHN funding - they seem preoccupied with chronic disease management but early intervention decreases chronic disease work for our future - don't pay for the past

18 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Chronic disease management and prevention
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Health services need to recognise the value of interdisciplinary collaboration across health services within a regional area for education and training, professional development and transition to practice opportunities.

18 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Health system reform, Primary health and promotion, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Rural/Remote health clinicians (of all professions, not just Drs and Nurses) need to be supported to be Rural 'Specialist Generalists' by both Government health (state and national) as well as organisations such as the NRHA and our professsional overseeing bodies (AHPRA etc).
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17 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Health management and policy, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

We call on Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and all political parties for urgent non-partisan commitment to a new National Rural Health Strategy and long term funding for an associated National Implementation Plan to bridge the gap in health outcomes for all people living outside... more

15 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Advocacy and Policy, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Health system reform
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

The MBS be expanded to include more item numbers for telehealth including telehealth services by GPs.

14 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 6
Theme: Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

No child or young person with a disability, be it of physical or mental health, should be worse off under the NDIS. Cost shifting between state and federal governments is inevitable, but safe guards need to be imbedded to ensure continued or enhanced standard of support for the child.

13 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, Disability care, Mental health and wellbeing
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
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- To address anomalies in MBS and PBS for Nurse Practitioners
- To facilitate greater promotion and training opportunities of nurse practitioner roles
- To develop other extended scope of practice and advanced practice roles across all health professions

13 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 2
Theme: Funding and Health Economics, Health system reform, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Recommend the Commonwealth Department of Health provide funding support for the implementation of the rural and remote allied health generalist pathway to improve services to people in rural and remote communities

13 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

“We call on the Commonwealth Government, via NBN Co, to develop and implement as soon as possible a rural and remote telecommunications strategy to ensure that rural and remote Australians can effectively participate in the global, digital environment.”

13 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Invest in the roll out of "Point of care" Testing (ISTAT) across all state and territories as it demonstrates immediate benefit in affordable ability to decrease avoidable hospitalizations. It also allows a cultural benefit with allowing indigenous population to experience health care... more

13 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

We call on National, State and Territory and Local Governments to broaden the Multipurpose Service model to develop a community based, culturally appropriate, health, aged care and social support centre that is responsive to the needs of local communities. They should be a hub for VET and... more

12 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Advocacy and Policy, Ageing, Chronic disease management and prevention, Consumer engagement, Culturally and sexually diverse communities, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Health system reform, Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

• Consumer insights can help shape health services and systems for the better. Health consumers urge Primary Health Networks, Local Hospital Networks, service providers and health professionals throughout rural and remote Australia to take consumer engagement to the next level – beyond provision... more

12 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Consumer engagement
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

That the Commonwealth Government agree to place the issue of management training and development for rural, regional and remote workers and clinicians who are or aspire to hold positions of responsibility for staff supervision and support on the agenda at the joint meeting of state and territory... more

12 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Health management and policy, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Workforce
Recommendation TypesDelegate Recommendations are submitted by Conference delegates.
Concurrent Session Recommendations are submitted by session chairs.
Submitted Paper Recommendations are submitted by Conference speakers.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

That mainstream health services partner with the peak Indigenous health bodies to develop and deliver cultural safety training for all health care workers that moves beyond the tick and flick. And that accreditation bodies (government, hospitals, medical boards, AMC/ACHS, colleges, universities... more

12 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Advocacy and Policy, Culturally and sexually diverse communities, Health management and policy, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Research