Health Workforce Scholarship Program | Round 5 open!

By Learning, News

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in Western Australia by Rural Health West.  The Program provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

Rural medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry and allied health professionals, including Aboriginal health practitioners can apply for funding  towards:

  • Undertaking further postgraduate study.
  • Development and upskilling courses.
  • One-off payments to cover the cost of training or course fees and/or to cover or partially cover some training-related expenses such as travel, where appropriate.

Round five applications are now open. Find more information on the Rural Health West website.

CWA / CTA Rural Nursing Scholarship

By Learning, News

The Country Women’s Association of WA and the Commercial Travellers’ Association of WA are offering a country based registered or enrolled nurse wanting to undertake further study, particularly courses involving children, to apply for the CWA / CTA Henderson Field Scholarship.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2019.  Please complete the application form and review the eligibility criteria.  Further information is available by emailing Marguerite Zeilinger.

Practice Assist

By News

Practice Assist is a joint initiative of Rural Health West and the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) providing a seamless, integrated general practice support service to all general and health practices across Western Australia.

Practice Assist encompasses all aspects of practice support and provides the following services free-of-charge to all general medical and health practices in Western Australia:

  • A toll-free help desk which can provide a quick response to most common practice and queries – just phone 1800 227 747
  • A dedicated website containing resource material, such as fact sheets and templates and
  • Educational webinars, networking events and regional workshops.

For more information, contact Practice Assist on:
T: 1800 227 747| E: | W:

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

By Network, News

The WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) is implementing a campaign to coincide with National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, 11 – 17 November 2019.

Support your local community by registering an activity! Organisations that register an activity in support of the campaign can access a range of resources and incentive items from the WACCPP free of charge. For more information please phone 6458 1740 or send an email.

‘Distance is no obstacle’ podcast series

By Learning, News, Podcasts

Climate change and its impact on our EDs

Emergency physician Dr Mark Monaghan talks about climate change and the impact it is having on our emergency departments.  Extreme heat events, cyclones, floods, bushfires and thunderstorms are increasing in frequency and intensity, with each of these natural events placing pressure on hospitals.

This podcast is delivered by Rural Health West in partnership with WA Country Health Service, through the Better Medical Care Initiative.

See all podcasts here.

New feature – Member Directory

By Network, News

We have added a new member directory feature to the site to promote your skills, to help you get in touch with colleagues and to make new connections.

The member directory allows members to search for other members based on their surname, profession, skill set and/or the locations they service.   This information is filled out by members in their profile.

Each member can chose in their profile whether they wish to participate in the directory or not. If you are not interested, you can easily opt out.

Visit our membership directory page for more information.