NAIDOC Week 2022 preparations
Preparations for NAIDOC Week 2022 are underway. This year's theme Get up! Stand up!
MRFF Indigenous Health Research Fund report released
In December 2021, the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - Indigenous Health Research Fund’s International Review of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan report was released.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan released
The Federal Government has released the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan in partnership with state and territory governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders. The national policy framework is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the next ten years.
COVID-19 Territory Check In app
Under new health requirements in the Northern Territory (NT), individuals are now required to check-in at most businesses and venues, including supermarkets, restaurants and gyms.
Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: November 2021
The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) are currently under review, with the newest edition expected to be released in late 2022.
Sales of the current 2017 Remote Primary Health Care Manuals will cease in April 2022.
Updates to Remote Primary Healthcare Manuals: October 2021
The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals Project Team has announced that 98% of primary reviews have been completed.
Protocols are now being updated to reflect the endorsed changes. For significant content changes, they will consult with clinicians prior to the secondary review.
The NT's roadmap out of the pandemic – Interstate travel and vaccines
In September, the Northern Territory (NT) Government announced their roadmap out of the pandemic, citing that vaccines are key to keeping Territorians safe. With this in mind, they have introduced a vaccination target of 80% by November 2021.
RPHCM update – Feedback being sought from clinicians
The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) Project Update Team is currently seeking secondary reviewers to provide feedback on endorsed protocols.
RAHC creates video for the Introduction to Remote Nursing Scope of Practice module
When developing the Introduction to Remote Nursing Scope of Practice module, RAHC chose to work with an Aboriginal actor, Roxanne (Roxy) Mcdonald, to provide the voiceover to the animation.
RPHCM update - New acute assessment protocols
In response to user feedback, the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) editorial committee is trialling a new Acute Assessment Protocol to the Standard Treatment Manual.
RHDA launch of the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are up to eight times more likely than other Australians to be hospitalised for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
CRH is inviting HPs to review the latest editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals
The Remote Primary Health Care project is reviewing content for the latest editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals and is looking for volunteer Health Professionals to read over and review the updated draft content.