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The Rural Procedural Grants Programme (RPGP)
What it doesThe programme provides grant payments to procedural General Practitioners (GPs) in regional and remote areas to help them attend training and skills maintenance courses.
Grant payments are designed to assist in covering course costs, travel expenses as well as provide locum relief.
The programme has two components covering:
- 10 days training for procedural GPs practicing in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics in ASGC-RA 1-5 localities, , to a maximum of $20,000 per GP per financial year; and
- 3 days training, for GPs practicing emergency medicine in rural and remote areas (ASGC-RA 2-5) to attend approved skills maintenance and up-skilling activities, to a maximum of $6,000 per GP per financial year. (See also Rural LEAP> )
ACRRM and the RACGP assess the eligibility of GPs and training activities and the Department of Human Services delivers grant payments to the GPs.
Note: Procedural GPs in ASGC-RA 1 localities are subject to specific eligibility criteria.
What it achievesThe programme is focused on skills maintenance and upskilling for procedural GPs in rural and remote areas.
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Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Call: 1800 223 226
or Go to ACRRM website>
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Call: 1800 636 764
or Go to RACGP website>