The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges have signed a funding agreement to provide new funding for rural specialists to undertake CPD and upskilling. As part of the transitional arrangements for the RHCE Stream One Program, the SRSA will build upon the existing infrastructure and services, to grow and modernise to reflect new ways of learning.
The regular updates to the www.ruralspecialist.org.au website will continue. The website will be modernised and a series of grant funding rounds for individual medical specialists will be released under the new agreement. We are anticipating funding round 1 to be announced by the end of the year, and more information will be made available closer to the time.
The SRSA Program Management Unit (PMU) will continue to deliver and support the program.