Rural and Remote Specialist Interest Group

Co Chairs: Dr Suzanne Rainsford, and Dr Rosemary Ramsey 

Cased Based Discussion Forums Coordinator: Dr Christine Barry 

Special Interest Group Objectives:
The Rural & Remote Palliative Care SIG exists to provide a forum for sharing information, networking and  professional development on, and advocacy for  rural and remote palliative medicine/care, trends and best practice. The SIG currently has representation across diverse settings including metropolitan, regional, rural and remote, specialist palliative care and general practice across all states of Australia and New Zealand.

Recent Updates: 
In 2020-21, the SIG has provided detailed feedback on ANZPM’s submissions to the Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales, and the Tasmanian rural health services inquiry. The SIG also provided a formal written submission to the RACP Training Committee Palliative Medicine, requesting consideration be made to issues relevant to palliative medicine training in rural and remote settings

Click the PDF file link below to view the Special Interest Group's Terms of Reference. 

DownloadRural and Remote Specialist Interest Group Terms of Reference (PDF File - 128k)

Please contact the ANZSPM office at to express your interest in joining the group.