Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
http://www.rdaa.com.au/ (includes links to State Based Organisations). The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) aims to give rural doctors a national voice and comprises of RDA’s in each State and the Northern Territory representing rural practitioners from around the country.
Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
http://www.agpn.com.au/ (includes links to State Based Organisations). Australian General Practice Network is the national body representing more than 120 Divisions of General Practice across Australia.
Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA)
http://www.rhwa.org.au/site/index.cfm (see below for State Based Organisations).
Clinical Practice Guidelines portal
Clinical Practice Guidelines portal (website) is an initiative of the National Health and Medical Research Council. The the portal is intended to be a ‘one stop shop’ for clinicians and policymakers who need to refer to Australian guidelines. There is also a guidelines-in-development register where you can register guidelines that you are currently developing or funding.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service has a fleet of 53 aircraft operating from 21 bases throughout and provides medical assistance to more than 270,000 people annually.
General Practice Registrars Australia
General Practice Registrars Australia is a national voice for the next generation of general practitioners. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by registrars for registrars. Its primary objective is to encourage doctors to choose general practice as their specialty and thereby improve the quality of health care of all Australians.
National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA)
The National Rural Health Alliance works to improve the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas and comprises of twenty-four Member Bodies, each of which is a national organisation in its own right.
National Rural Health Network (NRHN)
The National Rural Health Network (NRHN) represents 22 Rural Health Clubs with approximately 5000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHN is a multidisciplinary Network representing medical, nursing and allied health students aiming to increase the health workforce and health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.
The Rural Health Education Foundation
The Rural Health Education Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of television-based health education for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals.
National General Practice Supervisors' Association (NGPSA)
The National General Practice Supervisors’ Association is an autonomous body representing General Practice Supervisors within the Australian General Practice Training Program.
Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Councils
Clinical Education and Training Institute (CETI, NSW)
Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council
Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Queensland
South Australian Insitute of Medical Education and Training
Postgraduate Medical Council of Tasmania
Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria
Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
http://www.ama.com.au/ (includes links to State Based Organisations)
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is an independent organisation and the peak health advocacy organisation, existing to advance the professional interests of doctors and the health of the community.
Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH)
The editor is especially keen for ACRRM members and medical scholars to be writing and submitting articles. You are ALL earnestly asked to write and submit a short article, or encourage contributions from your colleagues. “Author Guidelines” can be found at http://www.wiley.com/bw/submit.asp?ref=1038-5282&site=1. Contributions can be submitted to: The Editor, PO Box 98, Union Building, Callaghan NSW 2308 or via email: AJRHnewcastle [dot] edu [dot] au
Rural Medical Family Network
Rural Clinical Schools
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)
State Health Departments :
Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing - Office of Rural Health
The Office has responsibility for advising on general rural health strategies and for delivering a range of targeted activities supported by the Portfolio to improve the health and well being of Australians living in regional, rural and remote localities.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
NACCHO represents the health interests of Aboriginal communities at the national level. It promotes holistic and culturally appropriate health to Aboriginal communities.
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)
The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) is a professional organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and graduates from across the country.
Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges
The professional association of Medical Colleges in Australia providing a forum for the colleges to consider health care and related education, standards and quality issues.
Australian specialist medical colleges
International partners in rural medicine
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (Societe de la Medecine Rural du Canada) - https://www.srpc.ca/
Australian Health Survey, 2011-2012
Fact sheet for GPs
Australian Point of Care Practitioners' Network
The APPN aims to provide a professional and effective program for training, certification and professional development for all PoCT operators facilitating devices to be operated to appropriate clinical standards.New content is regularly being added to the site and existing information updated. http://www.appn.net.au/
National Asthma Organisation
The National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) is a non-profit body which serves the community by creating awareness and providing information about asthma.
National Heart Foundation of Australia / Cardiac Society
The National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand have recently released new guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) which have been endorsed by ACRRM. These guidelines were published in the Medical Journal of Australia in April 2006, and are available by visiting the Heart Foundation's website (http://www.heartfoundation.com.au) or by calling Heartline, the Heart Foundation's national telephone information service, on 1300 36 27 87.
The National Drugs Campaign site contains useful information for parents families, young people, communities, service providers and the media. Resources include practical tips for parents on how to talk to young people about drugs. These resources are available in 17 languages. The National Drugs Campaign is an Australian Government initiative.
Complementary medicines (vitamins, herbal, homoeopathic, etc)
This link takes you the the Therapeutic Goods Administration website. Complementary medicines may be either listed or registered, depending on their ingredients and the claims made. Read and download the TGA's standards, guidelines, regulatory decisions and notices.
Medical newspapers and journals
Is a weekly newspaper sent to general practitioners, prescribing specialists and senior RMOs and has a hard-hitting approach together with a long tradition of editorial excellence.
Is a weekly medical newspaper for Australian GPs. The Clinical Review section offers treatment and diagnosis updates as well as practical tips for the surgery.
Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)
The Medical Journal of Australia is Australia's premier journal of medical practice and clinical research. The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is published on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
ABC Health Matters
The latest stories and transcripts from ABC news, current affairs and science relating to health. If you subscribe, it can be delivered weekly to your email address for free.
RANZCOG News - The College ConneXion
College ConneXion is the monthly news page of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
Specialist Obstetrician Locum Scheme (SOLS)
http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/sols/index.shtml SOLS is a Commonwealth funded workforce support program designed to supply affordable, quality locum relief to rural Specialist and GP Obstetricians.
National Rural Locum Program (NRLP)
http://www.rurallocums.com.au the NRLP (funded by the Department of Health and Ageing) provides support and financial assistance to Specialist and GP Obstetricians, GP Anaesthetists and GPs. We help both doctors in remote areas who need a locum, and locums who want to help out their rural colleagues and experience country life.