14NRHC Recommendations

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

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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
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

Can I suggest that refugee health and issues is part of our remit as many refugees are now regionally and rurally located and participate in the rural itinerant workforce.

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Theme: Culturally and sexually diverse communities
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

Good oral health is essential for general health and wellbeing. COAG is called upon to implement the 2015-2024 National Oral Health Plan and in particular to facilitate improvements in Indigenous and rural and remote oral health through appropriate action:
1. Integration of dental disease... more

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Theme: Oral health
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

Mandate that all new telehealth services be complementary to existing services and cannot be viewed as a replacement or cause an existing service to be undermined. This needs to be ensured at a state level so that tertiary centres do not kill off viable local services and there must be... more

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Theme: 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

Urgent need for the development of programs for the appropriate use of antibiotics that would provide a combination of education, guidance, interventions and a supportive policy environment which would be tailored to the rural setting. These programs should be multidisciplinary and target... more

7 people like this recommendation
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Advocacy and Policy, Consumer engagement, Emergency care, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Primary health and promotion
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 review of the MBS consider reforms to promote integrated care in rural and remote communities

7 people like this recommendation
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Theme: Funding and Health Economics, Health system reform, Primary health and promotion
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

Placement of Speech Pathology students in a school can show measure able improvements for students undertaking blocks of therapy over a 3 year period. For the student Speechies it increases cultural awareness and clinical confidence. The study now needs to explore the effect of the project on... more

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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Child and Youth health & Paediatrics, Disability care, 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 Concurrent Session Recommendation

Develop a national strategy for telehealth e.g. in NZ that includes broader clinical leadership on service models.

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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 Concurrent Session Recommendation

What: That Frailty be recognised as a chronic condition by Medicare in order to access Medicare rebates for allied health services through a GP Management Plan and Team Care arrangement. This is to improve health outcomes for an important and growing consumer/patient cohort that are currently... more

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Comments: 2
Theme: Ageing
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

(modified from 2015 NRHC recommendation)
With over 90% of vision loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities being preventable or treatable, delegates recommend that the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments jointly fund an integrated strategy to Close the Gap for... more

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Comments: 3
Theme: Eye and Ear health
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

Local leadership is at the heart of social networking, and defining aspirations and creating strategies for economic and cultural development. Leadership is a foundation stone for health. Leadership training and development for families, children, youth and adults may be the crucial element in... more

6 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Social determinants of health
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 health scholarships to be supported by long-term rural training opportunities especially through expansion of regional specialty training

6 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: Funding and Health Economics, 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

A proposal that the National Rural Health Alliance develops a statement of position that acknowledges the science of climate change and observes that anthropogenic contribution to climate change encompasses the inevitable link between human activity and degradation of the environment. In... more

6 people like this recommendation
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Theme: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Food security, diet and nutrition, Funding and Health Economics, Health management and policy, Primary health and promotion, Social determinants of health
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 Commonwealth Department of Health plan for the expansion of the Regional Training Hubs to include professions other than medicine

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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.”

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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

It is recommended that tele-stroke services be led by and provided at a National level providing much needed access to timely clinical advice from Neurologists 24/7 for all hospitals/clinics across Australia. Victoria is leading the way with the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine initiative. (I have... more

6 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

Commonwealth government fund a range of key MBS items to enable Diabetes Education and clinical support services ( GP,Diabetes education , nurse practitioners , health workers and allied health ) to provide consumers in rural and remote country WA with equitable access to timely and quality care... more

6 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 1
Theme: 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

Urgent funding to research perinatal suicide, statistics are alarming nationwide and also seen in other developed countries. Higher contribution to maternal death rate from suicide than obstetric causes.

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Comments: 0
Theme: Maternal health, Mental health and wellbeing, 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

That the Commonwealth government continue to support incentives to rural training such as Specialist Training Program (STP), Emergency Medicine Education Training (EMET), Rural Practice Incentive Program (RPIP) and expand this successful model to include rural allied health training.

6 people like this recommendation
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Theme: Advocacy and Policy, Funding and Health Economics, 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

Pain management is currently not a consideration. Pain management as a multidisciplinary team is under recognised, under funded and under resourced.
There needs to be a greater response to those experiencing chronic pain due to chronic pain being the 4th largest expense within the hospital... more

6 people like this recommendation
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Comments: 0
Theme: Chronic disease management and prevention, Mental health and wellbeing, Smoking, drugs and alcohol