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initiative of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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 Welcome!

Welcome to the first Newsletter of the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-Program (RHCE) Stream One.

The RHCE Newsletter will keep rural specialists up to date with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities and events funded by RHCE.

In the Newsletter we will also be including articles and information that will be of interest to rural and remote specialists and we welcome all your contributions and ideas for topics.

We hope that the RHCE Newsletter will become a relevant and useful resource for rural specialists. This is our first Newsletter and future editions will improve with your feedback.

We look forward to your comments and suggestions so please feel free to contact us at the Program Management Unit.

Best wishes to all for 2011.

From the RHCE Stream One Program Management Unit

About RHCE Stream One

RHCE Sub-Program Stream One is a new initiative that supports CPD to medical specialists who live and work in rural and remote locations across Australia.

CPD is vital to supporting rural workforce retention and in reducing professional isolation. CPD will provide clinicians with systems and networks to maintain clinical and professional standards. RHCE CPD also aims to address the specific challenges of life-long learning in rural and remote settings and will enhance the quality of services provided to these communities.

Funding  is available to individual specialists and for projects that will deliver CPD activities. Projects that have a focus on Multi-Disciplinary Education (MDT) will have a priority under RHCE Stream One funding.

Visit our website www.ruralspecialist.org.au regularly to keep up-to-date with CPD news.

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Project Funding News

The Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges has just announced its funding allocations from Round One of  RHCE Stream One.

Of the 42 individual CPD grant applications received, 23 applications supported by nine Specialist Medical Colleges were approved. The total amount of funds allocated is $86,102.

Of the 24 applications for project grants, 12 were supported from eight Specialist Medical Colleges, six of these being collaborative projects with other Colleges. The total amount of funds committed in this funding round is $2,095,089. See later in this Newsletter for project details.

 

CPD Projects

The successful project applications from  Round One of funding by RHCE Stream One are:

  • Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety Online: A Dermatological Perspective
    Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)
     
  • Echocardiography and Ultrasound Training in Alice Springs Hospital
    College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)
     
  • A National Management and Leadership Peer Review Group for Clinician Managers
    The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
     
  • Australian Aboriginal Child Health Short Course
    The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
     
  • Using Simulation and the Theme of the Deteriorating Patient to Develop Skills and Training Capacity in Rural and Remote Multi-Professional Teams
    The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
     
  • Enhancing Rural Health Outcome Measurement
    The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
     
  • Rural Procedural Audit
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
     
  • Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency Online Portal
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
     
  • Australian Indigenous Health Elearning Modules
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
     
  • Clinical Audit for Rural Specialists
    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
     
  • Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT)
    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
     
  • Practice Visit Coordination
    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)


Most of these projects are multi-disciplinary.

Further information on the successful project applications can been found by clicking on the ‘project’ tab on this website www.ruralspecialist.org.au.

New Funding Round

There will be a new funding round for RHCE Projects later this year.  Keep a lookout for details on the RHCE website www.ruralspecialist.org.au or in the RHCE Newsletter.

RHCE Funding

The Rural Health and Continuing Education Sub-Program (RHCE) - Stream One is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges