Rural Health West produces a range of publications that are distributed to stakeholders at a regional, state and national level.
If you would like to receive hard copies of any of the publications listed below, please contact us.
Rural Health West Annual ReportsThis year's Annual Report highlights the many innovative solutions Rural Health West is working on to create a high-calibre, sustainable health workforce in rural and remote Western Australia.
Rural Health West Reports
Rural Health West conducts research in order to be remain informed of the current issues and trends affecting the attraction and retention of the rural health workforce. The following reports have been compiled by Rural Health West, in collaboration with other stakeholder agencies, to ensure the organisation is able to best support the rural health workforce. Some reports are available in hard copy. Please email Rural Health West if you would like to order a hard copy.
Western Australia's General Practice Workforce Analysis 2015
This report outlines the rural general practitioner workforce in Western Australia as of November 2015.
Infographics are also available to provide a quick snapshot.
Rural and Remote Primary Health Care Workforce Planning - What is the Evidence?
An overview of contemporary workforce benchmarks and their use in assisting planning methodologies for Australia's rural and remote primary health care sector.
Pilbara Collaborative Health Forum Workshop Report
Rural Health West and WA Primary Health Alliance convened a cross sectoral workshop in November 2016 to determine the appetite for engagement of a wide range of stakeholders from across the Pilbara to establish a collective approach to addressing the health and social needs and priorities in the region.
A desktop review of the perceived bureaucratic red tape in Australian general practice, identifying recurring instances and reporting if identified issues have been examined or rectified by Government.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status summary - Western Australia
This report is a summary of the Overview of the health status of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2013, report prepared by Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet.
Critical success factors for recruiting and retaining health professionals to primary health care in rural and remote locations
Review of literature around recruitment and retention of health professionals for rural and remote locations.
Rural Health West Strategic Plan - July 2015 to June 2018
The Rural Health West Strategic Plan identifies objectives and delivers initiatives that shape and guide the organisation in response to a changing environment. The Strategic Plan ensures that the organisation focuses its energy and resources on common goals and provides various strategies on how to achieve desired outcomes.
Rural Health West e-bulletins
The e-bulletins are emailed monthly to a variety of audiences, providing regular updates on education opportunities, program updates and funding implications. We distribute a variety of e-bulletins relevant to their subscribers. If you would like to receive any of these e-bulletins, please contact us (please indicate which e-bulletin you prefer to be subscribed to).
- Rural Health West e-bulletin: aimed at practising rural general practitioners and partner organisations.
- Locum e-bulletin: aimed at doctors interested in locum opportunities across Western Australia.
- Outreach in the Outback e-bulletin: aimed at specialists visiting rural and remote regions of Western Australia.
- Practice and Business Support e-bulletin: aimed at practice staff, particularly practice managers and practice nurses.
- Additional Assistance e-bulletin: aimed at those on the Additional Assistance scheme and working towards Fellowship.
- WAALHIIBE e-bulletin: aimed at allied health students who are members of WAALHIIBE.
- Rural Health Professionals e-bulletin: aimed at nurses, midwives, dentists and allied health professionals practising, or interested in practising in rural Western Australia, as well as rural clinics and practices.
Rural Workforce Data
Each year, Rural Health West conducts a survey of all general practices and general practitioners currently practicing in rural and remote Western Australia. Typically, the survey has a response rate of around 70% providing contemporary valid data about trends in rural general practice workforce to support workforce policy and planning. This data from this survey is compiled in the Annual Workforce Analysis update, published in April each year.
Please visit the Rural Workforce Data and Information page to view the Report and Fact Sheets.
Cultural Wealth Community Health
The publication is an introduction to cultural awareness for health professionals working with and caring for Indigenous Australians in Western Australia. In the hope of achieving better health outcomes the resource raises awareness about mutual respect and cultural understanding which underpins all aspects of the development of strong relationships with Indigenous patients and communities. The publication can be ordered by contacting Rural Health West. Alternatively, click here to download the Order Form.