9 June 2016
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Nominations now open for the 2016 Community Achievement Awards

RDWA is again a proud sponsor for this year’s Community Achievement Awards. We invite you to nominate into our category, the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award, or any of the other eight categories on offer.

The Awards highlight, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that businesses, individuals and community groups in SA are making towards building a stronger and better local community to live in.

Nominations will close Wednesday 17 August 2016 with winners announced at a Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 25 November 2016.

Please visit the Awards page for further information and to nominate.

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Register now for RESP - Mount Barker 1-2 July | Port Augusta 29-30 July

Please note, places for Mount Barker RESP have now become available.

The Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) workshops are held Friday evening and all day Saturday. Visit RESP for further information on the program and application details.

Enquiries can be directed to Louise Holley at or phone 08 8234 8277.

These dates or locations don't suit? You can find out about other RESP workshop dates coming up around the state, visit the Calendar page on the RDWA website.

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GP Local Event for June

Assessment and management of hand lacerations and common hand injuries, and new treatments for Dupuytren’s Disease - Flinders and Far North
Thursday 16 June 2016 6.30 to 9.00pm, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Daw Street, Port Augusta

This workshop with Dr Isaac Harvey will address simple management of common hand fractures, tendon and nerve injuries of the hand and fingers, and the treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease.

Members of the Flinders and Far North Doctors Association can RSVP to Debbie Dohnt on 0417 101 161 or email

For non-members, registrations for this event will be $35.00 to be paid on registration. This fee will include a main course meal, with beverages available for purchase. A receipt will be provided to you after registration for tax purposes. Non-members can register here now

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Country Health SA LHN Safety and Quality Alerts no. 13-2016 and 14-2016

Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) have released Safety and Quality Alerts for information of all country health services and rural doctors. Please see the alerts below for full information.

Safety and Quality Alert no. 13-2016
• Consent forms MR82RX and MR82AN revision update

Safety and Quality Alert no. 14-2016
• Urgent Medical Device Recall - Drager Ventstar Paediatric Circuit; ONLINE TDM
• Urgent Medical Device Recall and Hazard Alert - Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
• Safety Alert - Sapphire Multi Therapy Infusion Pump
• Hazard Alert - Sterile-Packaged Knee Implants
• Safety Notice - Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Alerts and Recalls Summary for April 2016

Diary Date - RDWA Events

12-14 July
medSPACE Residential Workshop

29-30 July
Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)
Port Augusta

RDWA | Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc
63 Henley Beach Road Mile End South Australia 5031 | Telephone: +61 8 8234 8277 | Facsimile: +61 8 8234 0002

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