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Remote incentives for nurses

There is a desperate need for nurses in rural areas, but there’s also a great sense of potential for the nurses who do relocate. By Flynn Murphy I was at Royal Hobart, and I’d been there for 15 months,” recalls ...

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Students want mental health training

A national peak body representing rural health students has outlined an action plan for the future of rural health in Australia. Rural health students have called for mental health training to be made a compulsory part of undergraduate health education. ...

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Moves to extend HECS relief to nurses

The federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek says she will investigate calls by the National Rural Health Students’ Network for nurses and allied health professionals to be included in the HECS reimbursement scheme. The federal government will investigate an expansion ...

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Shifting the balance of power

The health debate must be shifted away from "hot button issues" such as hospital beds to longer-term issues. Improving Australia's health care sector - particularly rural health - will not be achieved by more doctors or more money. And it ...

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