1. Men­tal health sup­port avail­able for rur­al front­line nurses

    17 Sep 2020

    Health professionals in drought and bushfire-affected rural communities have access to extra resources to help them deal with the mental health fallout from these events. CRANAplus, the peak professional body for Australia’s remote and isolated health workforce, has received Commonwealth funding to provide a suite of webinars, podcasts, and tailor-made workshops for those working on the frontline, to keep themselves and their communities resilient.

  2. LGB­TIQ Inclu­siv­i­ty Training

    Professional 18 Feb 2019

    The CRANAplus After Hours Aged Care Services Project recently coordinated 2 workshops promoting LGBTI Inclusivity in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

  3. Sup­port­ing The Car­ers’ – CRANAplus Response to the NSW Drought

    Support 23 Jan 2019

    The social and emotional impact of the severe drought in New South Wales is far-reaching and affects everyone in rural and remote communities.

  4. Mind­ful Mondays

    Support 18 May 2018

    Mindful Monday reached it's 200th Message on Monday 21 May 2018!

  5. Fun­da­men­tals for Rur­al Nurs­ing Prac­tice Workshop

    Professional 19 Dec 2017

    CRANAplus has listened to Rural nurses who have told us that they prefer locally delivered face-to-face professional development workshops, which recognise the context in which rural nurses practice.

  6. Glob­al Green and Healthy Hos­pi­tals (GGHH) Sum­ma­ry Document

    17 Nov 2017

    Initiatives that your workplace could be undertaking to reduce its environmental foot print.

  7. CRANAplus Awards show­case the high cal­i­bre of tal­ent in remote and iso­lat­ed Australia

    Conference 2 Nov 2017

    Under the stars and fairy lights on the shore of beautiful Cable Beach in Broome, CRANAplus conference attendees joined to celebrate the work of award winners with peers and experts from across the country.

  8. Work­ing Safe in Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Handbook

    6 Jul 2017

    This handbook provides a great starting point for prospective staff who want an introduction to remote health safety and security. It’s also a valuable reference for existing remote health staff who want to review their knowledge of safety and security issues, and find additional resources.

  9. Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty in Remote Healthcare

    Professional 5 Jul 2017

    Remote Area Workforce Safety and Security Project included a national consultation, development of national safety guidelines, and the production and distribution of useful resources that include a risk assessment tool and training materials.

  10. Remote Man­age­ment Program

    Professional 19 Apr 2017

    CRANAplus understands the challenges remote managers experience on a daily basis dealing with staff at a distance, leading change, being responsible for the delivery of safe, quality care. Whilst there is a gamut of leadership and management programs, there are none that address the contextualisation of remoteness and associated challenges managers experience in remote health services.

  11. Gayle Wood­ford Anniversary

    Support 23 Mar 2017

    One year ago our colleague Gayle Woodford, was tragically murdered in the remote community where she worked and lived. Our thoughts on this anniversary are with her family, friends and colleagues.

  12. Remote Health Work­force Safe­ty — Its time for change

    Professional 24 Jan 2017

    CRANAplus, the peak professional body for Australia’s remote & isolated health workforce, today released their report into Workforce Safety and Security. The report is the first stage of a larger project, funded by the Commonwealth Government. The project was initiated following the death of Ms Gayle Woodford, a Remote Area Nurse, in remote South Australia in April 2016.

  13. Remote Area Nurse certification

    Professional 20 Jan 2017

    Want to work remote this year? A new certification process will support new-to-remote nurses and midwives heading off the beaten track. A pioneering initiative aims to set a new benchmark for nurses and midwives aspiring to remote and isolated practice in Australia. CRANAplus, the peak professional body for the remote health workforce, is developing a certification process designed to set a minimum standard for nurses and midwives interested in pursuing a career working remote.

  14. Health Times arti­cle — Rur­al Nurs­ing Survey

    Professional 12 Dec 2016

    More than 700 rural nurses from across Australia have voiced their professional needs and concerns in a CRANAplus survey.

  15. Pro­vid­ing Aeromed­ical Care to Indige­nous Communities

    Professional 25 Nov 2016

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has today released its newest research paper entitled "Providing Aeromedical Care to Indigenous Communities.”  

  16. 2015 – 16 CRANAplus Annu­al Report

    Professional 20 Oct 2016

    The CRANAplus 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

  17. Mind­ful­ness

    Support 29 Aug 2016

    Mindfulness is an important focus in current psychological thinking.

  18. Roy­al Com­mis­sion into the Juve­nile Deten­tion sys­tem in the NT

    Professional 28 Jul 2016

    CRANAplus fully supports a Royal Commission into the Juvenile Detention system in the Northern Territory.

  19. Beyond­Now – Your sui­cide safe­ty plan­ning app

    Support 25 Jul 2016

    Convenient and confidential, the BeyondNow app puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time.

  20. CRANAplus Remote Health Snapshot

    Professional 10 Jun 2016

    CRANAplus, with the kind help of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has produced a ‘snapshot’ of some of the key data around Remote Health, when compared to our urban neighbours.

  21. Media Release — Lead Remote Health Agency calls for Zero Tol­er­ance to Violence

    13 Apr 2016

    ​For three decades CRANAplus have been advocating for safe and secure work environments for the remote health workforce. The recent tragic event of the murder of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford over Easter has mobilized the nation to support calls for improved safety and security measures for the remote health workforce.

  22. Bush Sup­port Ser­vices App wins Top Award

    Support 7 Mar 2016

    CRANAplus - 2016 STAAR ‘Healthier Workplace Award' Winner!

  23. Min­is­ter — Media Release — Sup­port for aged care in rur­al and remote communities

    Professional 18 Dec 2015

    The Commonwealth today announced funding of $5.79 million to increase aged care places in rural and remote communities across Australia, as part of an integrated health and ageing initiative.

  24. The lit­tle book of rur­al health numbers

    Professional 8 Dec 2015

    A working document compiled by the National Rural Health Alliance, this is the first version of this resource detailing health related statistics in rural, regional and remote Australia.

  25. Pro­mot­ing clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy to the pub­lic and med­ical professionals

    Support 25 Nov 2015

    The APS College of Clinical Psychologists is committed to promoting clinical psychology to raise awareness about what the profession offers clients and referrers. Our aim is to increase understanding about the role of clinical psychologists among the general public and medical professionals.

  26. Some lessons from devel­op­ing a Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Action Plan

    Professional 17 Oct 2015

    Health services and organisations can learn a great deal from developing and implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

  27. Dis­as­ter Recovery

    Support 9 Sep 2015

    This pamphlet outlines the sorts of psychological responses that may occur before, during and after a disaster. Being aware of these responses can assist in preparing you and your patients psychologically for potentially traumatic events.

  28. Research Study

    Support 22 Jul 2015

    CRANAplus together with the CRH are currently conducting a study aimed at improving the management of remote health professionals who have experienced a traumatic event through the development of best practice guidelines, education workshops, and materials.

  29. Racism. It Stops With Me. 

    Professional, Support 9 Jul 2015

    ​CRANAplus is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign.