The purpose of RAINS is to offer a support network for rural and remote Nuclear Medicine professionals. The network aims to engage with and develop strategies to overcome the unique professional difficulties encountered in rural and remote Australia. RAINS offers a seamless representation of rural and remote Nuclear Medicine professionals. That is, RAINS is a single unified group of individuals with common needs and philosophy. There are neither state borders nor division between the private and public sectors nor delineation based on corporate ownership. RAINS does respect and honour commercial in-confidence and intellectual property rights.


  • Provide a voice and representation (ANZSNM, AIR, NRHA)
  • Overcome barriers to training, recruitment and continuing education (CPD)
  • Promote equity of service provision in rural areas
  • Undertake research on rural issues
  • Respect issues of commercial in-confidence BUT remove borders on core rural activities
  • Highlight and exploit the distinctive competencies of the rural Nuclear Medicine professionals
  • Provide a network for support and collaboration
  • Facilitate CE and CPD
  • Integrated approach to student clinical placements
  • Proactive approach
  • Lobby professional bodies on rural issues
  • Promote Nuclear Medicine services in the rural health sector
  • Inform and lobby, where appropriate, legislative and regulatory processes impacting on rural Nuclear Medicine


Equitable provision of representation and professional opportunities for rural and remote Nuclear Medicine professionals. Strategic networking and support to foster professional development, continuing education and collaborative solutions to issues of isolation. Recognition and exploitation of distinctive competencies of rural practitioners.

Building A Future For Rural Nuclear Medicine

Core Values

  • Innovate, adapt, overcome.
  • Be committed, meet our commitments.
  • Perform beyond industry norms.
  • Invest in our work, invest in ourselves.
  • Improve, continually.
  • Embrace innovation, embrace challenge.
  • Support CPD.
  • Demand equity for rural Australia.
  • Offer support, ask for support.
  • Exploit strengths, overcome weaknesses.

Key Stakeholders

  • Rural Nuclear Medicine professionals
  • Rural Nuclear Medicine patients (and potential patients)
  • Referring clinicians
  • ANZSNM, state branches and special interest groups (SIGs)
  • Owners of rural Nuclear Medicine centres
  • Charles Sturt University and other training institutions
  • Federal and State Governments
  • Any nuclear medicine professional confronted by issues of professional isolation.
  • Nuclear Medicine students.


  • Mr Pete Tually (WA & SA) – President
  • Mr Matt Ayers (NSW North) –  Immediate Past President
  • Christopher Skilton (Tamworth, NSW) – Secretary
  • Ms Sarah Davey (Victoria / Tasmania) – Treasurer
  • Mr Nathan Cassidy (QLD North / NT)


  • Dr Geoff Currie (education and training) – Editor-at-Large
  • Ms Tuesday Cole (QLD South)
  • Mr Russell Pearce (associate member representative)