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The Rural Procedural Grants Program
What it does
The program provides grant payments to procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to help them attend training and skills maintenance courses.
Grant payments are designed to help cover course costs, locum relief and travel expenses.
The program has 2 components covering:
- 10 days training, to a maximum of $20,000 per GP per financial year, for procedural GPs practicing in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics in rural and remote areas (ASGC-RA 2-5)
- 3 days training, to a maximum of $6,000 per GP per financial year, for GPs practicing emergency medicine in rural and remote areas (ASGC-RA 2-5) to attend approved skills maintenance and up-skilling activities. (See also Rural LEAP)
The Rural Procedural Grants Program started in 2004. It’s jointly administered by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
ACRRM and the RACGP assess the eligibility of GPs and training activities and Medicare Australia makes the grant payments to the GPs.
What it achieves
The program 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
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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Call: 1800 636 764
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