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AH GP Changes

03 October 2013

After Hours GP Funding Changes

From July 1, the grants currently available under the General Practice After Hours (GPAH) Program and the incentive payments available through the Practice Incentive Program (PIP) After Hours Incentive will be discontinued.

The funding previously made available through these programs, together with additional funding from the Australian Government, will be redirected through Medicare Locals to support after hours services. Medicare Locals will administer this funding to support after hours providers in ways that best meet local needs, to further improve access to after hours care within their region.

Service Agreements have been designed in consultation with a number of General Practices within the CNWQML region to assist maintaining vital After Hours Service, as a continuation of the former program under a similar incentive payment schedule. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.