14NRHC Recommendations

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• 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 Australian policy-makers across departments, sectors and levels of government adopt the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto, which highlights the critical importance of the period from conception to age two for achieving optimal physical and mental health outcomes

11 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: 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.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Governments and Professional Colleges need to work together to develop a National Approach to the use of telehealth that acknowledges the need for adequate infrastructure support through access to reliable high speed broadband and Medicare funding items that appropriately recognise the range of... more

11 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 3
Theme: Chronic disease management and prevention, Health management and policy, Health system reform, Mental health and wellbeing, Primary health and promotion, Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity, 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

It is recommended that any new health policies and service frameworks developed at the National and State level include the appropriate utilisation of technology as a viable, alternative mode of service delivery. Flexibility to reorientate funding as appropriate to this mode of delivery will... more

10 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.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

That the Commonwealth government and State and Territory governments urgently develop and implement a co-ordinated, evidence based approach to alcohol and drug misuse. This must include mental illness and address the alarming rates of rural suicide, especially in Indigenous communities.

10 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Advocacy and Policy, Culturally and sexually diverse communities, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, 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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Need for more paediatric services to remote areas as priority in health prevention & chronic disease treatment as long term programs. Too many different agencies delivering stop gap services instead of sustained regular service. These children are our future & deserve quality healthcare... more

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 3
Theme: Child and Youth health & Paediatrics
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

To continue financial support for university departments of rural health (UDRHs) given their success in key areas and contribution to rural communities

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Funding and Health Economics, Health system reform, Professional Development, Learning and Education
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

There needs to be a national wide media campaign that promotes rural, regional and remote practice. This could include building scope of practice, lifestyle opportunities etc. This should be tartgetted to existing professionals and emerging practitioners (students). There should be buy in from... more

9 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.
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* This is a Concurrent Session Recommendation

Ensure current investment in NBN Satellite solutions adequately support telehealth models, esp. for remote communities.

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
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.
* This is a Delegate Recommendation

Children with disabilities are often unable to access specialist support due to recruitment and retention issues in rural and remote areas. Therefore, disability training and support should be rolled out to target all mainstream and disability support staff working within the community, not just... more

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, Disability care, Telehealth, eHealth and Connectivity, 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

Lack of support and lack of finances are two of the main barriers students raise in regards to undertaking a rural placement. There is a marked disparity in support services universities provide for medical students and the support that is offered to their non-medical counterparts.
WHO:... more

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: 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 and remote health would benefit from the more effective integration of pharmacy services into health care delivery. Examples of this have been demonstrated for example through:
- telepharmacy trial on hospital discharge in Atherton
- mechanisms to get pharmacists working with... more

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 2
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Chronic disease management and prevention, Consumer engagement, Primary health and promotion, 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 for increased education and workplace support for managers in order to see improvement in retention of the health workforce

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Health management and policy, 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

Increase funding for infrastructure and teams to make telemedicine sustainably available for rural and remote communities. Need to use well validated screening tools for child development and provide follow-up for high risk infants

9 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, 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

The Federal and State Governments should insist that RACP provide mandatory rural placements during paediatric training. This must include out of hospital care, and include use of telehealth with trainees gaining experience at both ends ( both major centres and remote locations) and also... more

8 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, 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

Climate change is a huge threat to vulnerable individuals and communities. Children have the most to lose if the wrong decisions are made for short term political gain and their inter generational needs must be advocated for, by all health service providers, who will need increased budgets to... more

8 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, Disability care, Health and Safety
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

Australia needs a reform of the health care system to create a unified system across Federal and State that extends beyond a government term of office at both levels, and is a collobrative endeavour across multiple government systems working in an efficient and productive operative environment... more

8 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: 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

Having the ability to access medical and allied health services has a huge impact on educational outcomes, for those who require them. With expansion of Telehealth services in remote areas a Medicare rebate item number should be attached to relevant Telehealth providers , in order for patients... more

8 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

Health ministry and local services to formally invest and support clinician research through collaboration with academic centres (ie UDRHs) and/or training in research methods and research ethics to ensure quality and rigorous contextually relevant research.

8 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: 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

The disconnect between clinical guidelines for remote practitioners across Territories and States does not enable a mobile health workforce to provide consistent, quality and evidenced based care across borders.
Considerable time, money and effort could be saved by avoiding duplicate... more

8 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Chronic disease management and prevention, Emergency care, Funding and Health Economics, Health and Safety, Professional Development, Learning and Education, Workforce