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Feb

23

2024

Medical practitioners invited to tour new Tweed Valley Hospital

The tour will take you through some of key services including the emergency department, maternity, intensive care, cancer services and outpatients.

Feb

23

2024

Healthy North Coast mourns the passing of Dr Mike Davis

Mike was a GP and Partner at Alstonville Clinic, who made a positive difference in the lives of many of his friends, family, colleagues and patients.

Feb

21

2024

Healthy North Coast seeking members for Community Advisory Council

Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of North Coast communities?

Feb

21

2024

Morning mingle: Practice Manager breakfasts kick off in 2024

Our breakfasts are a great way of networking with other Practice Managers in your region!

Feb

20

2024

Immunisation scholarships up for jabs

Healthy North Coast are offering up to 100 full scholarships to become an Authorised Nurse Immuniser (ANI) in NSW.

Feb

20

2024

What’s coming up in Events & Education in 2024?

Dr Andy Williams lets us know what's coming up in Healthy North Coast's 2024 Events & Education calendar in 2024.

Feb

20

2024

Medical students and GP Registrars given a warm North Coast welcome!

Healthy North Coast gave a group of new medical students and GP Registrars a special welcome to the region.

Feb

20

2024

A milestone for mental health: the Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool

Learn more about the IAR-DST and how it builds a common language towards a national, consistent and evidence-based approach to mental health referral.

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Education & training funding elibility

Funding is open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.

Workforce Locum support and R&R funding criteria

  • Available to primary care services in disaster impacted communities within the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Available to support short-term workforce coverage, allowing clinicians to rest and recover.
  • Workforce-support funding in total is capped for each site, over a 12-month period:
    • $10k for GPs and/or
    • $5K for nursing and/or
    • $5k administration support and/or
    • $5K allied/pharmacy and other.
  • Funding is not to be used to fill gaps in staffing that have not been able to recruit to and not to replace existing staff.
  • Healthy North Coast will assess requirements and approve available funding directly with the service requesting support.
  • Priority will be given to sites that have immediate, short-term workforce support needs.
  • Requests will be reviewed and supported on a case-by-case basis.
  • Program funding administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) to be paid monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever comes first).
  • Practices will be required to complete a request for payment form monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever occurs first).

Wellbeing Flexible Funding Criteria & Eligibility

  • Open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Activity must be purposeful, with the aim of increasing the wellbeing of your team.
  • Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with funding allocated based on team size.*
  • Following approval by Healthy North Coast, funding will be administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) upon providing proof of expenses.
  • Funding cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol, or any other goods or services where the vendor cannot quote their Australian Business Number.
  • Planned activities must occur prior to 30th June 2024.
  • Funding will not be available for retrospective activities.
*Team Size
(Total staff and contractors)
Funding Available
Small (1-5)$500-$1500
Medium (6-20)$1500-$4000
Large (>20)$4000-$5000