Recruiting, retaining and supporting General Practitioners (GPs), Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in rural New South Wales, Australia

How Can My Community Access Outreach?

How can an organisation be eligible to receive funding for an outreach service?

The following criteria must be met in order to apply for funding of an outreach service:

  • Documented evidence of need of the service
  • Documented description of how the service will be delivered
  • Documented list of objectives of the service
  • List and description of consultation with other local health providers and organisations
  • Room availability to host service including clinical facilities as required
  • Administration staff to support the service
  • Invoicing system
  • Demonstrated financial management of grant funds – including annual audit requirements
  • Identified liaison officer to manage outreach report requirements
  • Local orientation process for new service providers.

What subsidies can be provided to the health professional?

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Limited remuneration support (Medicare used wherever possible)
  • Training and development
  • Remuneration support for cultural training
  • Secretarial support
  • Limited telehealth support (Medicare used wherever possible).

What subsidies are available to the organisation to provide the service?

  • Remuneration for service coordination
  • Remuneration for clinic administration
  • Remuneration for program administration
  • Room or facility hire
  • Limited telehealth support (Medicare used wherever possible).

What is NOT available to be subsidised?

  • Patient travel and devices
  • Facility infrastructure
  • Clinic equipment
  • Insurance and indemnity
  • Full time positions.

Please email the NSW Rural Doctors Network or call 02 8337 8100 to discuss outreach needs for your community.