GPs must complete an RPGP registration form and provide documentation indicating they are a current unsupervised provider of anaesthetic, obstetric, surgical and/or emergency medicine in a hospital or other appropriately equipped facility.
Eligibility for the program is determined by the RACGP or ACRRM.
Should you have difficulty downloading this document, please contact the Rural Procedural Grants team at email@example.com or 1800 636 764 and they will send these documents to you.
The RACGP will do the rest
Interested GPs who wish to register through the RACGP should email their application form and relevant documentation to the Rural Procedural Grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RACGP will process applications and will forward registration details of successful applicants to Medicare Australia who will maintain the register of eligible GPs.
Once an individual GP has been accepted into the program, they will be notified by the RACGP. Upon entry into the program, doctors can then claim payment for procedural and emergency medicine activities they subsequently attend that are a minimum of six hours in duration and are relevant to the discipline in which they have been registered in the program.
Eligible educational activity may include supervised clinical attachments (forms available below), workshops and scientific conferences.
Until 31 December 2020, the restrictions on claiming RPGP grant support for online CPD activities will be lifted. RPGP participants will be able to claim for a limited number of procedural/emergency medicine Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities delivered online, at a rate of $1,000 per day. More details on the eligibility requirements can be found in COVID-19 addendum to the RPGP guidelines.