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Rural Health West produces a range of publications that are distributed to interested parties.

If you would like to receive copies of any of the publications listed below, please email the Publications Officer to have your details added to our database.

Rural Health Matters

A quarterly, full colour magazine which provides details of various events and programs operated by Rural Health West, distributed to all currently practicing rural general practitioners. Please note some of the files may be 5MB or more.

Issue 31 - Summer 2015

Issue 30 - Spring 2014

Issue 29 - Winter 2014

Issue 28 - Autumn 2014

Rural Health West Reports
The following reports have been compiled by Rural Health West and provide information of interest in relation to rural health.

  • Red Tape in General Practice - a Review - 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. 
Rural Health West e-bulletins
Emailed monthly to all currently practicing rural and remote general practitioners and other interested organisations, providing regular updates on education opportunities, program updates and funding implications. Please click on the links below to see the relevant current edition. If you would like to receive any of these, please contact the relevant team member as listed in the bulletin, or email the Marketing Manager.

Rural Health West e-bulletin

Rural Health West Locum e-bulletin

Outreach in the Outback e-bulletin

Practice and Business Support e-bulletin 

Additional Assistance e-bulletin

WAALHIIBE e-bulletin
Rural Health West Nursing, Midwifery, Dental and Allied Health e-bulletin

Rural Health West Annual Report

2013 - 2014 Annual Report to Members (note 10MB)

2012 - 2013 Annual Report to Members

2011 - 2012 Annual Report to Members

2010 - 2011 Annual Report to Members

2009 - 2010 Annual Report to Members

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 MDS Report and Workforce Analysis update, published in April each year. 

Please visit the Rural Workforce Data and Information page to view the Report and Fact Sheets.

Community Wealth Community Health

An Indigenous Australian cultural resource too valuable for any organisation to be without.

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.