The Australian Government is investing $220 million over 2 years through the Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program as part of a broader program to deliver better access and care for patients.
In the Northern Territory, general practices can apply for a one-off grant of either $25,000 or $35,000 (based on practice size) to be used to make improvements to their operations.
These improvements will be achieved through innovation, training, equipment, and minor capital works to support patient care in the following ways:
The Department of Health and Aged Care will set the national parameters for the Program, inclusive of the grant amount practices are eligible for, while the management and administration will be facilitated by NT PHN.
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) will be provided Strengthening Medicare grants through the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). For queries for ACCHS, please contact email@example.com
The Australian Government is establishing a Strengthening Medicare Fund to deliver better access and care for patients, with a commitment of $750 million over the forward estimates ($250 million a year from 2023-24) to deliver:
The Fund will be delivered in line with recommendations from the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. The taskforce builds on Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-32.