Services for

Rural Health Professionals

A NSW Rural Doctors Network initiative

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is the Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) for health in New South Wales. RDN aims to ensure that the highest possible standard of healthcare is available to rural and remote communities through the provision of a highly skilled health workforce.

01A Recruitment Support for GP Locums and GP Visiting Medical Officers

Individual support for doctors working as, or seeking to work as, GP Locums and GP Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

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01B GP Locum Support for General Practices

Customised support on the multiple facets of GP Locum recruitment for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and practices across rural and remote NSW.

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02 Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Provision of financial support to medical, nursing, allied health, dental and Aboriginal health professionals in rural and remote areas, for further study, training and short courses.

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03 Workforce Grants

Financial grants to support the provision of a highly skilled health workforce in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

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04 Family and Partner Support

Access to social, cultural and educational opportunities to help the partners and families of rural primary health professionals to thrive and feel part of a new community.

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05A Recruitment support for General Practitioners (GPs)

Tailored recruitment support for doctors working, or seeking to work, as General Practitioners in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote locations across NSW.

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05B GP recruitment support for General Practices

Tailored recruitment support for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

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06A Recruiting nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Tailored nursing and allied health recruitment support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and primary healthcare providers across rural and remote NSW.

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06B Opportunities and support for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Individual support for nurses and allied health professionals working, or seeking work, in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and primary healthcare across rural and remote NSW.

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07 Rural Locum Relief Program – Accessing a Medicare provider number

The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) supports doctors working independently toward fellowship while providing services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural communities, and facilitates access to a Medicare provider number for eligible doctors.

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08 New General Practitioner (GP) orientation

Ensuring that doctors new to general practice in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural locations across NSW are supported to deliver high quality medical services.

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09 Community Engagement

A range of toolkits and resources to assist communities, and general practices, with succession planning and to help address local health workforce issues.

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10 Practitioner health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is integral to your ability to deliver high quality healthcare. We want to provide you with resources to ensure you are supported and can practise self-care.

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11 Supporting our Medical Rural Bonded scholars

Government Bonded Programs that provide more Australian trained doctors in areas of workforce shortage, particularly in rural and remote Australia.

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12 Conferences and Events

Access to training and education opportunities that are key to retaining medical practitioners in rural NSW.

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13 Future Workforce

Support for students interested in pursuing a rural health career by promoting rural practice pathways, facilitating student scholarship programs, supporting mentoring opportunities and providing opportunities for students to undertake rural experiences.

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14 Fellowship Support

Tailored support for doctors on their pathway to fellowship.

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15 ICT Advisory and Support

Assistance in setting up reliable and robust systems and provision of advice on best practice in data management.

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16 Primary Healthcare Workforce Data Service

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) maintains an extensive Rural Primary Healthcare Workforce Database and can support requests for workforce data.

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01A Recruitment Support for GP Locums and GP Visiting Medical Officers

Individual support for doctors working as, or seeking to work as, GP Locums and GP Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

Read More

01B GP Locum Support for General Practices

Customised support on the multiple facets of GP Locum recruitment for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and practices across rural and remote NSW.

Read More

02 Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Provision of financial support to medical, nursing, allied health, dental and Aboriginal health professionals in rural and remote areas, for further study, training and short courses.

Read More

03 Workforce Grants

Financial grants to support the provision of a highly skilled health workforce in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

Read More

04 Family and Partner Support

Access to social, cultural and educational opportunities to help the partners and families of rural primary health professionals to thrive and feel part of a new community.

Read More

05A Recruitment support for General Practitioners (GPs)

Tailored recruitment support for doctors working, or seeking to work, as General Practitioners in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote locations across NSW.

Read More

05B GP recruitment support for General Practices

Tailored recruitment support for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote practices across NSW.

Read More

06A Recruiting nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Tailored nursing and allied health recruitment support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and primary healthcare providers across rural and remote NSW.

Read More

06B Opportunities and support for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Individual support for nurses and allied health professionals working, or seeking work, in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and primary healthcare across rural and remote NSW.

Read More

07 Rural Locum Relief Program – Accessing a Medicare provider number

The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) supports doctors working independently toward fellowship while providing services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural communities, and facilitates access to a Medicare provider number for eligible doctors.

Read More

08 New General Practitioner (GP) orientation

Ensuring that doctors new to general practice in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural locations across NSW are supported to deliver high quality medical services.

Read More

09 Community Engagement

A range of toolkits and resources to assist communities, and general practices, with succession planning and to help address local health workforce issues.

Read More

10 Practitioner health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is integral to your ability to deliver high quality healthcare. We want to provide you with resources to ensure you are supported and can practise self-care.

Read More

11 Supporting our Medical Rural Bonded scholars

Government Bonded Programs that provide more Australian trained doctors in areas of workforce shortage, particularly in rural and remote Australia.

Read More

12 Conferences and Events

Access to training and education opportunities that are key to retaining medical practitioners in rural NSW.

Read More

13 Future Workforce

Support for students interested in pursuing a rural health career by promoting rural practice pathways, facilitating student scholarship programs, supporting mentoring opportunities and providing opportunities for students to undertake rural experiences.

Read More

14 Fellowship Support

Tailored support for doctors on their pathway to fellowship.

Read More

15 ICT Advisory and Support

Assistance in setting up reliable and robust systems and provision of advice on best practice in data management.

Read More

16 Primary Healthcare Workforce Data Service

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) maintains an extensive Rural Primary Healthcare Workforce Database and can support requests for workforce data.

Read More

Rural Health Together

The contributions of rural communities are a foundation of our country’s economy and society. Through good times and bad, they don’t let us down. It's critical that our doctors, GPs, nurses and allied health practitioners take care of themselves so that they can keep our rural communities healthy. #RuralHealthTogether is an initiative of the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) to provide rural health professionals with self-care support and access to mental health-related information, both for themselves and for their patients.

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