The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) welcomes the Labor party’s pledge to match the Coalition’s commitment of $146 million for programs to attract and retain more doctors in rural and remote Australia.
This is a joint open statement to all Federal election political parties and candidates from Queensland-based consumer, community and clinician groups. The issues raised are held by healthcare stakeholders in all jurisdictions across Australia.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is urging political parties and candidates to outline how their federal election strategy will restore the value proposition of rural general practice.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) urges all political parties and candidates to release their policy platforms explaining how they will build strong, resilient, and sustainable rural and remote health services.
With the announcement of the Federal Election, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) calls on all parties and candidates to commit to policies to ensure rural and remote communities have equitable access to the high-quality, locally based healthcare services they need and deserve.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) acknowledges the Government’s commitment to improve healthcare in rural and remote communities in the 2022 Federal Budget but continues to call for primary healthcare funding reform to support general practice and primary care.
The Queensland Government has proposed a pilot program to encourage community pharmacists in North Queensland to diagnose and treat patients, despite a lack of training, qualifications or experience. The National Council of Primary Care Doctors* (NCPCD) has written to the Queensland and Federal Health Ministers recommending that this pilot be ceased immediately.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has lodged its pre-budget submission, calling on the government to include specific investments to improve healthcare for rural and remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The release of the 2021 Medical Training Survey today strongly demonstrates that Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) registrars continue to lead the nation in providing a skilled medical workforce in rural, remote, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Dr Deborah Simmons has been recognised in the Australia Day 2022 Honours list for service to medicine through a range of roles, including developing ACRRM’s rural anaesthetic crisis management course.
In a move that provides certainty and support for ACRRM registrars, supervisors and training facilities, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and GP Synergy have today agreed to an early transition of the ACRRM Fellowship program in NSW and the ACT.