COVID-19 changes to Practice Incentive Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP)
In recognition that general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across the nation have been impacted by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Services Australia have undertaken work to implement a number of temporary measures under the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) to help ensure business continuity.
These measures are designed to make it easier for practices to continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 and to continue providing quality care to their communities.
Read the full update from the Department of Health here
Change to training time requirements
Following ongoing discussions with the RACGP and in line with the NTCER, MCCC will be enforcing the following as definitions of training:
Full time training requires full time employment of 38 hours per week worked over at least four days*, averaged over a four week period. It will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable). Anything less than 38 hours will be considered part time training.
Minimum part time training is 14.5 hours per week employment over a minimum of two days*. This will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable).
Please note that if a registrar is working across two practices then they must meet the minimum 14.5 hour of employment at each location.
Should you have any queries, please contact your MCCC REAPS directly or call: 1300 622 247
*each session must not be less than three consecutive hours.