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Bonded Medical Program newsletter – June 2023

This newsletter outlines information for participants of the statutory Bonded Medical Program.

Bonded Medical Program Newsletter – December 2022

This newsletter outlines information for participants of the statutory Bonded Medical Program.

Bonded Medical Program Newsletter – September 2022

This newsletter outlines the critical component of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy to ensure that the Australian trained medical workforce is well-distributed and targeted to areas of workforce shortage.

Bonded Medical Program Newsletter – June 2022

This newsletter outlines important information on participant reporting obligations and the extension of the ‘no disadvantage’ principle to legacy scheme participants that are waiting to opt-in to the program.

National Sorry Day – 26 May 2022

The Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner would like to pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

Bonded Medical Program newsletter – February/March 2022

The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our February/March 2022 update for more details.

Feedback for PRIMM round 2 grant applicants now available

We have written feedback for those who applied for our second round of grants under the Primary care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models (PRIMM) grant opportunity. This will assist them in submitting an application in the next round.

Bonded Medical Program newsletter – December/January 2022

The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our December/January update for more details.

Workshop on rural allied health service and learning consortia

On 1 June 2021, more than 90 stakeholders from all over Australia gathered in Queenstown, Tasmania to discuss service and learning consortia for allied health.

Bonded Medical Program newsletter – October/November 2021

The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our October/November update for more details.

Consultation open for the GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation activity

Have your say on the work we need to do to set AGPT distribution targets. Consultation is open now and closes on 17 November 2021.

Bonded Medical Program newsletter – September 2021

The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our September update for more details.

Australia and New Zealand Allied Health Summit 2022

Join us for a 2-day virtual event 25–26 August 2022, as we discuss and explore the value and utility of allied health.
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