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General practice tool kit

Your practice finances

Other revenue streams

Last revised: 24 Oct 2019

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In addition to income generated from the billing for patient services, there are other income streams that are explained in this section.

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) provides practices and GPs with government incentives to undertake certain activities, including continual improvements, quality care, enhanced capacity, and improved access and health outcomes for patients.

To receive the incentives:

There are several groups that can provide additional funding opportunities that are based on the local community’s health needs. These include your local:

  • Primary Health Network (PHN). PHNs receive government funding to commission medical services, and general practices are sometimes able to apply for specific grants from their PHN
  • council
  • hospital.

Consider nominating an appropriate member of staff (such as your practice manager) to regularly check for opportunities for grants and funding.

Many GPs provide consultancy services outside of the general practice where they work, which can be a good source of additional income. Examples of this type of work include:

  • training and lecturing
  • membership of committees, boards and councils
  • delivering at conferences and workshops
  • advising practice owners and managers on effective strategies to manage practices.
This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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