Flexible fund guidelines: Practice Incentives for General Practices Fund

The Practice Incentives for General Practices Fund is a funding pool predominantly for incentive payments to general practices, Indigenous health services and GPs. However, it can also be used to support targeted grants or one-off activities and some procurement activities.

Page last updated: April 2014

Page last reviewed: 6 August 2014

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Part A: Overview of the Practice Incentives for General Practices Fund

A.1 Fund background

In the 2011-12 budget, funding of around $1.055 billion was allocated over four years to the Practice Incentives for General Practices Fund.

The fund consolidates the activities of several Practice Incentives Program (PIP) initiatives and the General Practice Immunisation Incentive (GPII) Scheme and provides a larger, flexible funding pool predominantly for incentive payments to general practices or Indigenous health services or general practitioners (GPs).

The fund can also be used to support targeted grants or one-off activities and some procurement activities. Top of page

A.2 Fund objective

The objective of the fund is to better support general practice activities that encourage continuing improvements and quality care, enhance capacity, and improve access and health outcomes for patients. The fund will reflect national health priorities and allow responsiveness to existing and emerging health challenges.

A.3 Fund value

The total value of the funds available under the fund is $1.055 billion over four years from 2011-12.

A.4 Changes to guidelines

The fund guidelines may be varied from time to time as the needs of the fund dictate. Any amendments will be made available to applicants for grants and other participating parties as required.

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