#AIDA We need 2900 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors to achieve population Currently around 500. Retention is the biggest problem. Karen Nicholls #16nrhc.
Next up, Emma Webster presenting a qualitative study from Dubbo on why low-acuity (triage scale 4 and 5) patients present to the ED. A much-vexed question in the era of bed block and ramping, and when rural GPs are harder than ever to access #16nrhc.
Many opportunities for increased investment in rural nutrition research @LauraVAlston presenting at #16nrhc #ruralhealthresearch.
Time for a novel approach to workforce development- one where rural, mature-aged people are considered. A packed room to see @C_Quilliam present at #16nrhc this morning 👏.
“Principles not rules” outlined by @okane_gabrielle from @NRHAlliance for the Rural Area Community Community Controlled Heath Organisations (RACCHO) model. #16nrhc #ruralhealth.
Take home messages from @jillwhelan3 #16nrhc – Current measures of food supply are not fit for purpose in rural settings
– Healthy options are more expensive and harder to come by in rural areas
– Rural supply chains are more vulnerable to shocks.
RDN research has identified a desire for health system integration at local, state and federal levels. At #16nrhc today, RDN CEO @RichardColbran is presenting insights into how this can be achieved through existing initiatives. Read the abstract.
@C_Quilliam #16nrhc Bravo Claire on your presentation re Rural, mature age nursing and allied health students! Celebrating difference!.
#16nrhc looking forward to hearing A/Prof Evelien Spelten @LaTrobeRHS present on the time of Community Paramedics in rural health primary care provision.
PhD candidate Anna Couch sharing findings on podiatry rural recruitment and retention study. @JamesHo73511816 @16nrhc.
She presented an audit of a 6,674-person rural community, looking at offerings across 11 food stores (5 supermarkets, 6 general stores) and 27 food service outlets which found poor availability and affordability of healthy options #16nrhc.
Great presentation by Dr Claire Quilliam on supports for mature-aged rural nursing and allied health students @C_Quilliam #16nrhc.
A/Prof Evelien Spelten presenting on the challenges and opportunities of the community paramedicine model in rural health @LaTrobeRHS #16nrhc #ruralhealthresearch.
Jessie presenting at @NRHAlliance #16NRHC about child safety on farms!.
Important work being presented by @Corinamodderman about improving health outcomes for children living in out-of-home care. Some good things on the way in this space and positive opportunities for growth #16NRHC.
#16NRHC #ruralhealthconf @drcathcosgrave on the barriers rural teens face in accessing healthcare, and what Bega Valley Medical Practice did about it – a free, nurse-led clinic for teens..
Love to hear a presenter talk about Indigenous health from a strengths-based point of view #16nrhc.
Great to see #16nrhc trending in Australia today! Important, timely discussions around rural and remote health, thanks to @NRHAlliance and all the tweeps #ruralhealthconf.
Webster presented a number of recommendations based on the study, including improved GP access during business hours and direct formalised links for GPs to local ED staff for advice and use of after-hours pharmacy, pathology and radiology #16nrhc.
@NSWRDN CEO Richard Colbran – these are things we know but reinforcing things that we already know is so important. We can reflect on this. #16NRHC #ruralhealthconf.
@LauraVAlston advocating for standardisation of dietary intake research to address health inequities between metro and rural areas.
Great Hall a very fitting venue for a great presentation!
Exploring texture modified food and fluid errors in #agedcare – understanding and addressing the challenges @Alison_B_3260 #16nrhc @ColacAreaHealth – more here:.
RVTS has supported 500 doctors on 300 remote communities. Introduced a targeted recruitment program in areas of high need. 18 doctors recruited to 24 towns. Pat Giddings #16nrhc.
Terrific keynote address #16NRHC rural health, by Stan Grant, sharing his story, and importance of respect, love and kindness, @ulurustatement and a voice for Aboriginal people. 👏.
@AIDAAustralia Dr Karen Nicholls presenting on the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander doctor training and striving to achieve population parity in graduating numbers at #16NRHC.
Very grateful for the opportunity to present on how @AusStroke is working to deliver acute #stroke care to patients in rural/remote Australia.
Christine Biondi from @CancerAustralia presenting on Telehealth services in cancer care during the pandemic at #16nrhc.
I learned about trachoma for the first time today at #16nrhc, amazing work being done to prevent and end this disease in remote Australian communities #endingtrachoma @NRHAlliance.
#16NRHC #ruralhealthconf With climate change on its current trajectory, more days of the year in northern Australia will be heat-stress-inducing days. Just one of so many aspects in a broad summary from @ProfMarkHowden.
Establishment of a minor injury-focused fast track within ED, and colocation of after hours GP services were also ideas worth considering, she added. Fit-testing online and telephone triage tools to ensure they were appropriately on-referring to ED was also suggested #16nrhc.