Alumni Update February 2016
Welcome to the first quarterly NRHSN Alumni Update for 2016. Happy reading and we hope to hear from you about your rural health career experiences throughout the year too.
Support for new nurses and allied health professionals
If you’re about to graduate as a nurse or allied health professional, there’s never been a better time to go rural. The Rural Health Professionals Programme offers funding up to $25,000 to help cover the costs of relocation as well as job-related needs such as professional development. See if you’re eligible or contact your state Rural Workforce Agency
Dental graduates: explore your options in 2016
Are you a recent dental graduate thinking of going rural? Kick-start your career with a rural relocation grant up to $120,000 through the Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme. The next funding round is open from 22 February to 24 March. Find out more at http://www.rhwa.org.au/DRISS
Tech boost for health access
Technology is changing the face of health delivery across the planet.
The United Nations recognised this in November 2015 when it appointed former Australian High Court judge Michael Kirby to a high level panel on health technologies.
The panel will make recommendations for how health technology innovation can be balanced with access for all, “so that no one is left behind in the pursuit of a healthy and productive life”.
This has particular resonance in Australia where gaps in workforce and vast distances are perennial challenges to accessible healthcare. Read more..