10 Years of the Joint Medical Program – Keynote by Emeritus Professor Paul Worley
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 05:30 pm
The Joint Medical Program was designed to better address the serious medical workforce shortages in rural and regional Australia. To celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary we are hosting a special lecture with keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, National Rural Health Commissioner.
As National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Worley is passionate about quality, equity and fairness for all, especially the underserved. The National Rural Health Commissioner advocates for Australia’s rural and remote communities and the health professionals who serve them. These communities “deserve an evidence-based, sustainable, cost-effective and well supported rural health system, designed by rural clinicians, grown in rural regions, and serving all who live across our vast land. We must have the right health professionals delivering the right care, in the right place at the right time.”
Professor Worley’s lecture will reflect on the gains made through education in driving access to quality health care services and improved service provision in rural and remote communities during recent years, as well as the priorities for improving service provision in these communities in the future.