Policies

23 documents.
Title Date
RDAA Position Paper: Aged Care in Rural & Remote Australia

Primary health care is a key component of aged care in rural and remote Australia and must be a priority for investment.

08/05/2017
Health Care Homes

RDAA's Health Care Homes Position Paper identifies key principles and considerations for the successful implementation of the Australian Government's Health Care Homes initiave in rural and remote Australia. RDAA's Health Care Homes Background Paper informs this position.

19/01/2017
The ROLE of the RURAL GP in DISASTER RESPONSE and PRE HOSPITAL CARE

 

Joint RDAA and ACRRM Position Statement

People living in rural and remote areas should have timely access to safe, high quality emergency care.

Accidents and emergencies are relatively common in rural areas, with up to 65% of national road fatalities occuring in rural Australia.  Other hazards include agricultural and mining industry accidents, envenomations, wildlife-vehicle collisions and environmental hazards.

25/10/2016
RDAA 2016 Election Platform — summary statement

A short summary of RDAA's Election Platform for the 2016 Federal Election.

18/05/2016
RDAA 2016 Election Platform

RDAA's Election Platform for the 2016 Federal Election.

18/05/2016
Building a Sustainable Future for Rural Practice — the AMA / RDAA Rural Rescue Package

The AMA / RDAA Rural Rescue Package, Building a Sustainable Future for Rural Practice, sets out an achievable plan to build a strong rural medical workforce to underpin and build expanded health resources and services in rural Australia. The Package details strategies to increase the number of doctors to work in rural Australia and stay for the long term, and programs to ensure ongoing skills development for the rural medical workforce.

19/04/2016
Mental health care in rural Australia - Key issues

Australia's inadequate, inaccessible and disjointed mental health system has failed to effectively address the issues people experiencing mental health disorders and their families and carers face in rural communities.  

15/03/2016
Rural health infrastructure: worth the investment

RDAA is calling for a more flexible approach to investments in rural health infrastructure to better support rural practices.

16/02/2016
Think Rural

RDAA’s blueprint for rurally sensitive health programs and policies.

12/10/2015
RDAA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Policy

This policy, together with RDAA's Reflect Reconcilaition Action Plan, encapsulates RDAA's role in addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

16/09/2015
RDAA Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

This Reflect Reconcilaition Action Plan, together with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health policy, encapsulates RDAA's role in addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

16/09/2015
Health funding in rural Australia

Investment must focus on supporting, rather than compromising, the delivery of primary health care.

21/07/2015
Telehealth Key Principles

RDAA's key principles for responding to emerging issues in the area of telehealth.

14/05/2015
Extending the Scope of Practice of Pharmacists in Rural and Remote Areas

RDAA's position on extending pharmacists' scope of practice in rural and remote areas.

27/04/2015
Primary Health Network Key Principles

Under review. RDAA's key principles on the establishment and operation of Primary Health Networks.

13/04/2015
International Medical Graduates: An integral part of the rural workforce

Under review. RDAA is calling for a nationally coordinated approach to employing, orientating, training and supervising international medical graduates.

13/06/2014
Mason Review of Health Workforce Programs: RDAA's response

Under review. RDAA’s response to report of the review conducted by Jennifer Mason of workforce programs that are funded and administered by the Department of Health and Ageing.

11/10/2013
The Medical Home Concept

Under review. There is growing support within Australia and internationally for the concept of a ‘medical home’ as a vehicle for delivering more effective, efficient and equitable health care. Why role can it play in improving primary care in rural and remote Australia?

09/10/2013
Delivering rurally sensitive health policies and programs
Rural impact statements for health policies and programs may be just what the doctor ordered to get policy-makers to ‘think rural’.
28/08/2013
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) position statement on Physician Assistants

This Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) position statement on Physician Assistants is supported by RDAA.

20/06/2012
Afterhours services in rural and remote Australia

Under review. Different arrangements for after hours services in rural and remote areas.

11/01/2012
GPs as the cornerstone of primary health care

Under review. General practice is the cornerstone of primary health care and should be at the centre of all primary health arrangements.

14/07/2011
A National Rural Generalist Training Program: A lifeline for country medicine

Under review. RDAA calls for a national approach to training rural doctors who can provide a generalist medical service across the general practice and hospital setting.

08/04/2011