Workforce Incentive Program – Doctor Stream

Encourages medical practitioners to work in rural and remote areas of Australia.

About the program

The Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream started on 1 January 2020 as part of the 2018-19 Stronger Rural Health Strategy Initiative. The WIP – Doctor Stream replaced the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP). It continues to encourage medical practitioners to practise in rural and remote communities and promote careers in rural medicine.

Initial payments under the WIP – Doctor Stream will be made to eligible providers in May 2020.

Find out more about the WIP – Doctor Stream and eligibility on the Department of Health website, or contact us.

The Modified Monash Model (MMM) determines eligible locations, which are classified as MM3-7. On 1 January 2020, the MMM was updated to the new 2019 version to determine eligible locations. Find out more on the Doctor Connect website.

WIP – Doctor Stream on Health Professional Online Services

You can provide or update your bank account details and get your payment statements and correspondence securely online using Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). Read more about HPOS access requirements or Provider Digital Access (PRODA).

How to view WIP- Doctor Stream Information

  • Log onto HPOS
  • select the My programs tile from the main menu
  • select the Workforce Incentive Program – Doctor Stream tile.

Resources

Page last updated: 1 January 2020