Making a real difference in closing the gap, Dr Margaret Niemann is the worthy winner of the 2016 Annette Walker Award


A General Practitioner truly passionate about Indigenous health outcomes, Dr Margaret Niemann, from Bairnsdale, Victoria, is the recipient of the 2016 Annette Walker Award. Dr Niemann has been on placements with RAHC since 2011 and completed her 56th placement at the beginning of March 2017.

RAHC to provide Professional Development support for the upcoming online Pharmacotherapeutics course offered by the Centre for Remote Health


The Centre for Remote Heath (CRH) online Pharmacotherapeutics course provides participants with knowledge regarding pharmacotherapeutics in Remote Area Nursing (RAN) practice, the development of sound clinical reasoning for drug therapies and best practice in a remote setting. It spans principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology.

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


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

Meet Daniel Fejo, our new in-house Cultural Orientation Trainer


Part of our induction for new-to-remote health professionals (HPs) has been the Cultural Orientation training, which is conducted by Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE). Going forward, RAHC will be offering this one-day cultural orientation program in-house.

RAHC-sponsored Remote Emergency Care (REC) course proves a winner with experienced and new-to-remote Registered Nurses


A group of 24 enthusiastic RAHC Registered Nurses (RNs) attended a Remote Emergency Care (REC) course from 10 – 12 February 2017 at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation branch in Melbourne. 

You’re invited to a social event hosted by RAHC


RAHC is hosting a special evening on 10 February 2017 at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) branch in Melbourne to meet with Health Professionals interested in working remote.

This event coincides with the annual Remote Emergency Care (REC) course held in Melbourne.  The course is sponsored by RAHC and conducted by CRANAplus.

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


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

Meet with RAHC at Conferences in 2017


This year RAHC will be present at the following conferences and we look forward to meeting you there:


CRANAPlus releases Remote Health Workforce Safety and Security Report


CRANAplus has released its report into Workforce Safety and Security, which is the first stage of a larger project funded by the Commonwealth Government. The project was initiated following the death of Ms Gayle Woodford, a Remote Area Nurse, in remote South Australia in April 2016.

Staying safe around dogs in remote Indigenous communities: Video series by AMRRIC


Whether you’re in a community to live, work or visit, it’s helpful to have the skills to manage interactions with free roaming dogs so you feel confident and safe.