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Rural Locum Assistance Programme

From 1 April 2016 Aspen Medical is contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to administer the Rural Locum Assistance Programme (Rural LAP) throughout Australia.

The programme supports the rural health workforce by facilitating leave for rural obstetricians, anaesthetists, proceduralist GPs (obstetrics and anaesthetics), nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Rural LAP replaces the former Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS), the Rural Obstetric and Anaesthetic Locum Scheme (ROALS) and the Rural Locum Education Assistance Programme (Rural LEAP).

More information: visit the Rural LAP website.