07 Rural Locum Relief Program – Accessing a Medicare provider number

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) administers the Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP), and facilitates access to Medicare Provider Numbers for doctors working independently towards fellowship whilst providing services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural communities.

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) administers the Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP), and facilitates access to Medicare Provider Numbers for doctors working independently towards fellowship whilst providing services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural communities.

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For more information please contact our recruitment team

recruit@nswrdn.com.au02 4924 8000

RDN administers the RLRP on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health. It is our responsibility to enrol eligible doctors on the program and support them while they work toward fellowship.

Support for RLRP doctors includes:

  • facilitating access to a Medicare provider number
  • working with you to assess your individual needs and identify strategies to support your pathway to fellowship
  • connecting you to the appropriate course(s) to maximise your learning outcomes
  • access to funding through RDN’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program to support your development needs (if eligible)
  • access to grants for site visits, relocation, education and training, practitioner wellbeing, partner education, family support and RDN annual conferences for eligible doctors
  • guidance on the registration process for International Medical Graduates
  • advice and guidance on related workforce programs and legislation
  • face-to-face education for doctors new to general practice, through the ‘New Rural GP Orientation Program’
  • welcome kits upon starting a new role, connecting you with information, services and networks
  • ongoing post-placement support.
Information correct as at November 2018