Primary Health

Workforce Development

Being a part of the NSW North Coast primary health and wellbeing workforce community offers many opportunities for networking and peer connection, personal development, and access to a range of supports and resources. Our Workforce Development Team is working closely with our regional partners to support a diverse, dynamic and sustainable workforce. If you’re a clinician and have questions about living and working in our region, please reach out to our friendly Workforce Development team. You can also visit our main Primary Health Workforce page to learn more about education and networking, access classifieds, and more. Related news articles are linked below.

Our Region

We work with and deliver programs to serve and support communities through our incredible network of dedicated primary healthcare professionals from the region.

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Workforce Planning and Prioritisation (WPP) Program

In response to national GP workforce shortages, the Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) has funded the establishment of the General Practice Workforce Planning and Prioritisation (WPP) Program until the end of June 2025.
The WPP Program gives regional areas a voice to make recommendations to GP Specialist Colleges (RACGP and ACRRM) that are driven by community and practitioner insights regarding current and future healthcare needs.

WPP Program reports submitted to the DoHAC, RACGP and ACRRM will help to identify areas of greatest need and inform allocation of registrars, ensuring optimal geographic distribution of AGPT Program registrars.

Learn more about the WPP Program by downloading the FAQs PDF file (PICTURED).

Healthy North Coast welcomes strong local and regional engagement to ensure local insights are reflected in GP WPP advice. Upcoming program activities include surveys and consultation, networking and engagement opportunities and workforce needs, training capacity and specialist pathways reporting. If you are interested in opportunities to contribute, or would like to be part of the consultation process in this program, please contact our Workforce Development team.
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Scholarships

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The NSW Rural Doctors Network’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

Read more about RDN – Health Workforce Scholarship Program (nswrdn.com.au).

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