National Rural Health Commissioner

The National Rural Health Commissioner will be an independent statutory officer within the Australian Government’s Health portfolio. The Commissioner will work with regional, rural and remote communities, the health sector, universities, specialist training colleges and across all levels of government to improve rural health policies and champion the cause of rural practice.

Reporting to the Minister, the primary function of the Commissioner will be to provide advice on the development of a new National Rural Generalist Pathway to increase access to training for doctors in rural, regional and remote Australia. The Commissioner will also provide advice on allied health workforce issues, and on appropriate remuneration for rural generalists, and assist the Australian Government to better target interventions that support access to and quality of rural and remote health services.

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Applications close Friday 7 July 2017.