Healthcare training push

The Rural Health Forum at Latrobe Uni and Murray PHN in Mildura's consulted with Australia's Rural Health Commissioner over a push to introduce a training program in rural areas to ensure everyone has access to high-quality health care closer to home.

PAUL WORLEY says the country needs more "rural generalists" which provide general practise, emergency care, and specialist care.

He also says a National Rural Generalist Pathway would enable students to call rural communities home for their entire training.

He's also consulted the Royal Flying Doctors Service Rural Health Sustainability project also based in Mildura.