Rural Procedural Consolidation Term (RPCT) Grants

Dr Timothy Faulker with patient

Dr Timothy Faulker with patient

The Rural Generalist Program South Australia (RGPSA) invites applications for Rural Procedural Consolidation Term Grants to support Rural Generalist registrars or Fellowed GPs towards the consolidation of new skills development or require upskilling in an existing skill after significant time away from advanced skills practice.

These grants, valued up to $40,000 support skills consolidation posts in rural health services and rural general practice for the purpose of salary support and resource needs for prospective medical practitioners to consolidate their advanced/additional skills.

It is anticipated that the majority of support needed for the trainee will be learning to use their skills independently within a small health service context (primary location). A secondary location may be appropriate where further training or skill development is not able to be obtained in the smaller health service.

Support can be provided by the Rural Generalist Coordination Unit (RGCU) through the RGPSA Rural Generalist Lead and Advisors for general advice and to assist with the identification of trainees and placement sites.

The trainee should work with their training organisation, college and primary location health service to develop skills consolidation placement and RGPSA RPCT grant application. Please contact the RGCU to discuss your needs and for assistance.

Applications are to be made by the regional Local Health Network (rLHN) as a preference or the primary care clinic in certain circumstances. Where an application is initiated by a trainee, they should liaise with the rLHN/Primary Care clinic to complete the application.

Round 1: opens 2nd May 2022 closing 24th June 2022

Five grants are available for commencement in 2022 and 3 for commencement by April 2023 including following completion of AST posts from the 2022 training year.  Further rounds may be made available subject to funding availability. Commencement may occur at any time.

Instructions:

Please read grant guidelines carefully and complete the application form and training plan.

Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis against the assessment criteria as outlined in the grant guidelines. Approval is subject to funding availability with limited grants available.

Emergency Medicine: Please note that if you are seeking to undertake the Emergency Medicine Certificate or Diploma, that we are working on a scholarships program that will support these qualifications and other courses. The RGPSA Scholarship program will be available shortly. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest in this program.

How to submit

Submit completed applications along with training plans to: health.SARuralGeneralistTraining@sa.gov.au

Where a trainee has yet to be identified, pre-approval may be given subject to the recruitment of the trainee and successfully meeting eligibility criteria.

Round 1 applicants will be notified in July 2022 on the outcome of their application.