From short-term RAHC placements to a full-time role in the NT – Dental Therapist, Natalie Bright shares her story

4/8/2017

Victorian dental therapist Natalie Bright is enjoying a 12-month contract with the Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH) after completing two three-week placements with RAHC

Natalie, 48, is working for the NT DoH’s Central Australian Health Service in Alice Springs and with school-based clinics, which will also see her travel to remote communities.

Working with the Remote Area Health Corps: A Fortunate Experience

10/4/2017
Dr Bruce Barker and Dr Jennifer Barker's RAHC Story featured in Health Advocate Magazine - April 2017 issue

There is so much more to learn and talk about – General Practitioner, Dr Bruce Barker shares his and his wife Dr Jennifer Barker’s experience

20/3/2017

I have been a GP for 35 years now, and for most of this time, we have been in minor centres,

Popular RAHC GP, Dr Russell Soppitt, has retired from practice

20/1/2017

Popular GP and regular RAHC placement, Dr Russell Soppitt, has announced his retirement after practicing medicine since 1970.

RAHC's new online tool to improve health care for people suffering from rare disease

8/12/2016

New online resource for health professionals to understand Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) was launched at Parliament House in the presence of invited guests and media, in Darwin on 15 November, by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Federal Member for Lingiari and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.

Perks of working remote!

13/10/2016

When you join RAHC you are not only part of an effort towards improving Indigenous health in the Northern Territory, but also enjoy a change in working lifestyle from your regular urban setting.

Our RAHC health professional, Audiologist, Jana Fogarty shared some wonderful pictures that speak for themselves.

Living in remote Indigenous communities: blog feature in APNA

1/9/2016

RAHC placements are unique as you are not only working in a new environment, but also immersed in a different culture.
Whether you are about to embark on your first placement or your fifteenth, something that health professionals can attest to is that no two placements are the same.

The journey of Wayne Ah-Sam who spent years as a Health Worker in the Top End before studying medicine

1/8/2016
For eight years, he was a health worker in eight different remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. After setting his sights on a career as a doctor, Mr Ah-Sam is now in his second year studying medicine at university in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Let’s hear it for our Audiologists: Linty McDonald's story

26/8/2015

To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week (23 – 29 August) we caught up with Canberra-based Audiologist, Elise (Linty) McDonald, to hear about her experiences working in remote locations across the Northern Territory.

Since 2014, Linty has completed two placements with us and next month, she will be returning to the Northern Territory and working in Central Australia.

Hayley Baldwin: An opportunity to have a taste of remote and Indigenous Audiology

17/4/2015

As an audiologist with twenty years’ experience, most of which were spent in rural, regional or remote Australia, some might say that I have a predisposition for the work I do in Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) placements, and maybe I do.