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

GP Grants

There are several grants available to GPs to encourage rural medical practice uptake, providing for such activities as relocation to a rural location, attendance at RDN’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) conferences, upskilling as a condition of medical registration, and financial incentives to practise in rural and remote locations. 

Some of these grants are administered by RDN while others are available through external providers.

View RDN grants, which include:

  • Transition Grants (Relocation)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Vouchers
  • Clinical Orientation (Training) Grants.

View other/external grants, including:

  • Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) - grants for CPD for doctors working in surgery, anaesthetics, obstetrics and/or emergency medicine.
  • General Practice Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP) - promotes careers in rural medicine as well as increases, recognises and retains medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia. The following table outlines GPRIP payments:
Level of Service (Year)
Modified Monash Category
1
2
3
4
5 plus
2
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
$4,500
$7,500
$7,500
$12,000
4
0
$8,000
$13,000
$13,000
$18,000
5
0
$12,000
$17,000
$17,000
$23,000
6
$16,000
$16,000
$25,000
$25,000
$35,000
7
$25,000
$25,000
$35,000
$35,000
$60,000

Source: Rural & Regional Health Australia

 

For assistance or more information about grants for rural GPs, email RDN or call 02 4924 8000.