Executive Committee update June 2016

Executive Committee Update

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Thank you to all Rural Health Clubs for submitting your rankings for the NRHSN 21st Birthday Recommendations for the future of rural healthcare. We will be analysing these results and reporting back to you on them shortly.

The integrated rural training pipeline

The Government announced funding of $93.8 million over 4 years in the 2015-16 MYEFO for a new measure, the Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP). The IRTP aims to retain graduates in rural areas by better coordinating the different stages of training within regions.

The components of the IRTP include:

  • A new rural junior doctor innovation fund to support general practice rotations for rurally based medical interns
  • An additional 100 places in the Specialist Training Programme
  • Establishment of up to 30 Regional Training Hubs

Further details on each component can be found in this fact sheet and the media release.

What have we been up to?

  • 19 May – The NRHSN was represented at the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Advisory Committee meeting
  • 25 May – William Moorhead, Community and Advocacy Officer, NRHSN presented at the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s Innovation Collaboration Network Meeting
  • 31 May – NRHSN attended the Rural Medicine Australia 2016 Conference steering committee meeting
  • 9 June – Danielle Dries, Indigenous Health Officer, NRHSN presented at the National Rural Health Alliances (NRHA) Webinar – The making of Australia’s rural and remote health sector – and its challenges for the future

What’s coming up?

  • 4-6 August – The NRHSN will be represented at the Provincial Surgeons Conference
  • 14-17 September – The NRHSN will be represented at the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) Conference
  • 18-21 September – The NRHSN will be represented at the Public Health Association conference

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:


Rebecca Irwin


Community and Advocacy Officer

William Moorhead

Vice Chair

Joshua Mortimer


Indigenous Health Officer

Danielle Dries


Gabriela Kelly


Medical Officer

Blair Burke

Allied Health Officer

Ankur Verma


Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Danni-Lee Dean











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