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2016 'Backbone of the Bush' Nominations Now Open

The spouses/partners of Queensland's rural doctors are often unsung heroes in their rural communities. If you know of such a person please consider nominating them for this prestigious award.
Nominations for the 2016 Backbone of the Bush Award close on 31 March 2016.
2016 Nomination Form

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Seasons Greeting

Wishing all our rural medical families a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

RMA2015 Conference NRMFN Family Program

RMA2015 Conference is being held in Adelaide from 22-24 October. This year the NRMFN has organised a 1 day Family Program for Saturday 24 October for the spouses and children attending. If you would like to participate in the Family Program you need to register for this on the conference website.  For further information contact Jenny on 07 31057834.

RDAQ Conference Family Program Registrations Now ClosedRegistrations for the QRMFN Family Program at this year’s RDAQ conference being held in Cairns from 5-7 June are now closed. If you are attending the conference and haven’t registered for the Family Program activities there are still limited opportunities for a couple of the activities. For further information contact the QRMFN project officer on 3105 7800 or email  
RDAQ 2015 Conference - Family Program

QRMFN is again pleased to be able to support the RDAQ 2015 conference which is being held in Cairns from 5 -7 June. Registrations for the Family Program during the conference are now open. Get in early to secure your family's place for the family program activities. For further information please contact the QRMFN Project Officer.

2015 'Backbone of the Bush' Nominations now open
  Do you know of a medical spouse or partner who deserves recognition for their outstanding achievements and contributions to rural communities, rural health or individual endeavours? If you do please complete and return a Nomination Form by 27 March 2015.
2014 Backbone of the Bush

QRMFN President Hannelie Roux was pleased to announce two Backbone of the Bush award recipients for 2014 at the annual RDAQ conference. This year’s award recipients were Mrs Gesine Owen from Inglewood and Mrs Jayne Douyere from Longreach. ...Both recipients are equally deserving of this prestigious rural award for their support of the rural communities in which they live and work and also for the support they provide their rural GP spouses. Both award recipients received a letter of congratulations from the Australian Governor General, His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove. Health Workforce Queensland is proud to continue its funding of the Queensland Rural Medical Family Network and congratulates both award winners.

Backbone of the Bush Award winner for 2013

Congratulations to Jeff Connor, winner of the 2013 "Backbone of the Bush Award".  QRMFN President Hannelie Roux will present this Award to Jeff on Tuesday 6 August at the official opening ceremony of the new Timbertown Medical Centre in Blackbutt. The "Backbone of the Bush Award" recognises the incredible achievements and contributions of outstanding rural medical spouses and partners in Queensland.

QRMFN Facebook Page

QRMFN launched their Facebook page this week. This is another great opportunity to promote the programs and services available through the QRMFN. Join us on Facebook and connect with other Queensland rural medical families. Remember to "Like" us.
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Welcome to Queensland’s Rural Medical Family Network!



The Queensland Rural Medical Family Network (QRMFN) was formed to recognise, empower and support rural medical spouses, partners and families. In doing so, we also strive to support the doctors in rural and remote practice and training throughout Queensland.

In order to achieve this, the Family Network provides a range of information, referral and support services. Ultimately, QRMFN and its services are designed to enhance the lives of medical families in rural communities. QRMFN recognises that a doctor’s family plays a crucial role in his or her decision to take up and remain in rural practice.  Therefore, our initiatives also aim to aid in the retention of doctors in Queensland’s rural and remote areas.

Whether you’re new to Queensland or have been here for many years, please take some time to browse our site and learn more about the many ways we can benefit each other through the sharing of information, ideas and common experiences. Doctors and their families who are new to rural and regional Queensland are strongly encouraged to contact the Family Network using the contact details on the left-hand side of this page. We look forward to networking with you! 

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