NSW Regional Health Partners recognised as a leading centre of collaboration in Australia

We are delighted to announce that NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) has been re-accredited as a Research Translation Centre (Regional, Rural and Remote) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia’s leading expert body in health and medical research.

NHMRC accreditation recognises NSWRHP as a leading centre of excellence and collaboration in health and medical research, research translation and research-infused education and training. As one of only four regional Centres across Australia to achieve this standard, we are extremely proud of our contribution to improving health outcomes through the translation of research into health care.

“The accreditation demonstrates our success in delivering high quality translational research that addresses the specific needs of our regional and rural communities. A further five years accreditation enables us to continue supporting and translating health research for a stronger and healthier regional Australia,” said Stewart Dowrick, Chair of NSWRHP Governing Board and Chief Executive of Mid North Coast Local Health District.

“NSW Regional Health Partners has a strong commitment to collaborative research that is co-designed with consumers and other stakeholders to address local-level health issues. Our partnerships and collaborations with primary care and rural and regional health services, enable us to deliver high quality translational research that improves health care in rural and regional communities,” said A/Prof Nicolette Hodyl, Director of NSWRHP.

“Coinciding with NHMRC’s announcement is the launch of NSWRHP’s new website and branding. Our new branding reflects the colours of the beach to the bush, celebrating communities across our large and diverse footprint,” said Nicolette.

NSWRHP was formed in 2017 and is supported by nine strategically aligned partners: three regional Local Health Districts (Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast), three of Australia’s leading regional universities (the University of Newcastle, University of New England and Charles Sturt University), Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, Hunter Medical Research Institute, and Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle.

Together with its partners, NSWRHP is paving the way to better health for rural and regional communities. We will continue to work with our communities to translate research findings into evidence-based healthcare and build the capacity and capability of our health services partners to undertake research of direct relevance and benefit to regional, rural and remote Australia.

For more information about NHMRC’s Research Translation Centre Initiative. Click here.