HR+ CPD and Family Networking

Each year HR+ hosts two CPD and Family Networking weekends in different locations around the state. These weekends provide the opportunity for Tasmanian GPs to participate in topical CPD activities and for them and their families to meet and socialise with other rural GPs and their families. 

Each CPD Weekend focuses on a different topic, and is accredited with both the RACGP and ACRRM for CPD points.

As well as being a great learning opportunity for the general practitioners, these weekends offer a range of activities for partners and an extensive children’s program organised by an accredited children’s activity organisation. 

All Tasmanian GPs are invited to register for these weekends.

Relocation Assistance

HR+ works with communities around Tasmania to ensure they have access to an adequate primary health care workforce.  In some circumstances a relocation grant will be available to GPs, nurses and allied health professionals relocating to identified rural locations in Tasmania. 

Please speak with our Primary Health Workforce Team for further information about current eligible locations.

Personalised Site Visit

If you are considering taking up a GP position in Tasmania, some locations may attract the services of a personalised site visit with some travel expenses covered.  To find out about eligible locations please contact our Primary Health Workforce Team for further information and current eligible locations.

For further information please email recruitment@hrplustas.com.au

General Practice Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP)

The General Practice Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Rural Health Workforce Strategy.

The programme aims to encourage medical practitioners to relocate and practice in rural and remote communities and to promote careers in rural medicine.

Changes to the GPRIP

  • From the 1st of July 2017, in order to apply for payment under the Alternative Employment provisions, medical practitioners must fall under the existing Alternative Employment categories outlined in the GPRIP Program Guidelines, but now must apply through the FPS for all time spent providing GPRIP eligible services, regardless of whether the services were MBS billed.
  • Time spent providing eligible services must be quantified in 3hr+ GPRIP sessions on an updated FPS Application Form.
  • Eligible locations under the new GPRIP arrangements are classified as MMM 3-7.
  • Payments will be made once the required number of active quarters have been met.
  • For new participants, payments will commence after eight active quarters providing Medicare services in MMM 3-5 areas and after four active quarters in MMM 6-7 areas.
  • An ‘active’ quarter is one where the value of Medicare billed items for eligible services provided in eligible locations meets the minimum $6,000. A full payment will be earned where the maximum threshold of $30,000 or more of eligible billing is reached per quarter.
  • Leave periods of up to five years (20 quarters) may be taken without losing year level status.

GPRIP Flexible Payment System Application Forms

The PDF version is the recommended document for medical practitioners to download, print, complete and submit

GPRIP Flexible Payment System Registrar Training Confirmation Form

The PDF version is the recommended document for medical practitioners to download, complete and submit.

 www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/general_practice_rural_incentives_programme.

If you think you may be eligible for the GPRIP and are not currently receiving it, please contact our GPRIP Officer at admin@hrplustas.com.au or Phone on 03 6332 8600. 

Post Orientation Weekend

We understand that along with setting in to a new job and learning about the Australian health system there are other important considerations and differences about living in a new location, which is why HR+ aims to help settle new health professionals and their families into Tasmania by hosting a Post Orientation Weekend event shortly after their arrival.

These weekends are designed to provide doctors and allied health professionals with key information about living in Tasmania, with local industry speakers presenting on topics such as taxation, the law, police, education and connecting with your new community.

The whole family is welcome along too, with the informative topics being relevant to partners and a fun children’s program organised to keep the children entertained.