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General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP)

The General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) began on 1 July 2010. GPRIP aims to promote careers in rural medicine, as well as recognising and retaining long-serving medical practitioners in rural and remote communities.

GPRIP simplifies, improves and streamlines the payment and eligibility requirements of rural incentive grants. It consolidates two previous programs - the Rural Retention Program (RRP) and the Registrars Rural Incentive Payments Scheme (RRIPS) and introduces a relocation incentive grant. GPRIP comprises three components:

    1. The GP Component (formerly RRP) provides incentive payments to medical practitioners in rural and remote communities.
    2. The Registrar Component (formerly RRIPS) provides incentive payments to Registrars on the Australia General Practice Training program.
    3. The Rural Relocation Incentive Grant Component provides grants to assist medical practitioners to relocate to more rural and remote communties.
Further information on these programs please visit the DoctorConnect website or call and ask to speak with our Quality and Support Services Manager, John Lees on (07) 3105 7800.