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Rural training pathway needed for nurses and allied health


Published: 27 October 2016

Rural Health Workforce, 20 October 2016
Better training pathways and promotion are needed to convince more nurses and allied health professionals to go rural, according to a new study released today. “Nursing and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and psychologists are critical to meeting the health needs of rural and remote Australians,” says Dr Ross Maxwell, Chair of Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA) which commissioned the study in collaboration with Monash University Department of Rural Health, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health, and the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs.

“We believe this report is timely given the Australian Government’s greater emphasis on the role of Australian-trained graduates in addressing maldistribution of health workforce in rural Australia.

“One of the core building blocks of a better rural workforce pipeline is the new Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program, with a renewed focus on nursing and allied health students.”

See: www.rhwa.org.au/media-releases

This Media release also featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 27 October 2016

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