Executive Committee update February 2016

We’re turning 21!

In 2016 we’re excited to celebrate our 21st Birthday since our beginning in 1995.

NRHSN 21st celebrations in 2016 will include:

  • A national celebration - acknowledging our achievements and looking at what rural healthcare might look like in the next 21 years
  • Local Rural Health Club celebratory events - looking at local health innovations and future healthcare models
  • Rural health innovation ambassadors – we will showcase NRHSN Alumni throughout the year for you to see how bright the future looks for you as future rural health leaders and innovators

Keep an eye out for your local Rural Health Club NRHSN 21st celebration and make sure you get involved!

What have we been up to?

  • December - The NRHSN wrote to the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley to request a meeting to discuss the NRHSN’s involvement in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook announcements and to seek further clarification on the initiatives
  • 21 January – Represented at the Services for Australian Rural and Remote (SARRAH) Advisory Committee (SAC)
  • 22 January – The NRHSN presented at the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) Council Meeting about the NRHSN, Rural Health Clubs and encouraged local NAPSA Clubs to link up with local Rural Health Clubs
  • 27 January – The NRHSN provided input to the John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) National Advisory Committee
  • 5 February – The NRHSN provided input to the SARRAH Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) Advisory Committee
  • 9 February – The NRHSN was represented at the National Health Reform Summit

What’s coming up?

  • 4 March – The NRHSN will be represented at the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) Capacity to Train reference group – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum!
  • 16 & 17 March - NRHSN Council Meeting
  • 17 March - NRHSN 21st national celebration
  • 17 March - National Close the Gap day – What has your Rural Health Club organised to celebrate Close the Gap?
  • 1-3 April - The NRHSN will be represented at the Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA) Council Meeting – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum!
  • 1-3 April - The NRHSN will be represented at the Future of General Practice Conference
  • 15 April - The NRHSN will be represented at the JFPP National Advisory Committee Meeting – let us know if there is anything you would like us to discuss in this forum!

Let us know!

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any comments, questions or feedback you can contact us on executivecommittee@nrhsn.org.au:

Chair

Rebecca Irwin

 

Community and Advocacy Officer

William Moorhead

Vice Chair

Joshua Mortimer

 

Indigenous Health Officer

Danielle Dries

Secretary

Gabriela Kelly

 

Medical Officer

Blair Burke

Allied Health Officer

Ankur Verma

 

Nursing Officer

Danni-Lee Dean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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