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And strengthen the voice of South Australia’s rural doctors. 

 

As an RDASA member, you belong to SA’s peak body representing the interests of doctors working in rural and remote communities and their patients.

SAAS Transfer of rural patients to Adelaide

RDASA are speaking with SA Ambulance Service concerning delays in transferring rural patients to Adelaide.

 

We have established a forum for members to submit details of any incidents they experience with the transfer of rural patients. We welcome your input and are documenting these incidents to raise the matter on behalf of rural South Australian GPs.

 

RDASA are meeting with SAAS and look forward to bringing news of progress and meeting updates.

 

Document your own grievance with SA Ambulance Service:

CHSA Contract Negotiations

2017 is upon us and with it brings another round of industrial negotiations relating to rural GP work within Country Health SA (CHSA) facilities. These will commence in 2 months’ time and is a time that RDASA is best able to represent the interests of all South Australia’s rural doctors and the communities they serve.

Frailty in older people in rural South Australia

RDASA members provided written feedback to the Transforming Health working group through their ‘Frailty in older people’ workshop in May. The feedback was received and incorporated into a Frailty Workshop Report.

 

This is an important ongoing discussion which needs to be held. Please, document your ideas and concern so we can pass this on directly to Transforming Form.

Rural Locum Assistance Program

Over the past few months, the ROALS locum system ceased and a new Rural Locum Assistance Program has taken its place. Anecdotally, RDASA is aware that the new provider has not been assisting doctors as well as the previous provider, ROALS.

Please provide us feedback of your experience, either positive or negative, so we can provide comments and responses to the Department of Health.

Established in 1991, the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA) is the state’s leading rural doctors medico-political association. We lobby at a state and national level and provide rural doctors an opportunity to connect, build solidarity and continue their professional development to meet the needs of Australia’s rural communities.

 

We have worked with a range of agencies and associations including the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, Public Health Networks, GP training providers, Doctors Health SA, the GP Colleges as well as the State Minister for Health and Country Health SA.

 

The RDASA Executive Team meet regularly with State Government Ministers, CHSA CEO and executive staff, service providers and other health stakeholder groups to represent the needs of rural doctors.