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Strengthening Medicare GP Grants Program

Applications are now open to general practice.

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The Australian Government recognises that general practice is the cornerstone of the primary care health system. In the October 2022-23 Budget, the Government committed to invest $220 million to support general practices and eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to make improvements to expand patient access and support safe, and accessible, quality primary care.

One-off grants of $25,000, $35,000 or $50,000 (based on practice size and accreditation status) will be available for investments in innovation, training, equipment, and minor capital works in one or more of the three investment streams below to: 

  1. Enhance digital health capability – to fast-track the benefits of a more connected healthcare system in readiness to meet future standards.
  2. Upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements – to support the safe, face to face assessment of patients with symptoms of potentially infectious respiratory diseases (e.g. COVID, influenza).
  3. Maintain and/or achieve accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practice, 5th Edition, under the General Practice Accreditation Scheme – to promote quality and safety in general practice. 

The one-off payment can be used for one or more of the investment streams, and will be provided once your application is assessed and approved.

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Who is eligible?

General Practices that are open and operating and eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

Each individual general practice can apply separately for a grant if they meet the eligibility requirements. The corporate group (head office) is not eligible to apply - see fact sheet.

What are the next steps?

Brisbane North PHN has sent invitation packs inviting practices to participate in the Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program.

Please complete the Application and Grant Agreement Form and submit it to Brisbane North PHN via email at GPgrants@brisbanenorthnphn.org.au by 5.00 pm Thursday 15 June 2023.

If you require further information or assistance with your application, please contact GPgrants@brisbanenorthnphn.org.au.

For more information about the Program, please refer to: