Review of the Rural Procedural Grant Program (RPGP) and the General Practice Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP) Evaluation Report

The Department of Health (DoH) engaged the Nous Group (Nous) in 2017 to conduct a review of the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) and the General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP).

Page last updated: 09 August 2019

The Department of Health (DoH) engaged the Nous Group (Nous) in 2017 to conduct a review of the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) and the General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP).

The Nous Group undertook an independent evidence-based review of these two programs. Nous’ review drew together a review of relevant literature, analysis of available data, including MBS and program data, as well as an extensive consultation process. The Review aimed to determine whether the program delivered the best value for money in terms of:

  • Maintaining or increasing access by the community to highly skilled rural health professionals;
  • Increasing the sustainability of the rural health services and the health workforce;
  • Continuing to align with government rural workforce development priorities; and
  • Determining if the programs most effectively meet the policy objectives and integrate with other programs with similar policy aims
Review of the RPGP and GPPTSP - Final Report (PDF 4549 KB)
Review of the RPGP and GPPTSP - Final Report (Word 5246 KB)