We would like to officially announce the new rural and remote support program for rural specialists called Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA).
The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges have signed a three year funding agreement to provide new funding for rural specialists to undertake CPD and upskilling. As part of the transitional arrangements for the RHCE Stream One Program, the SRSA will build upon the existing infrastructure and services, to grow and modernise to reflect new ways of learning.
The regular updates to the www.ruralspecialist.org.au website will continue. The website will be modernised and a series of grant funding rounds for individual medical specialists will be released under the new agreement. We are anticipating funding round 1 to be announced by the end of the year, and more information will be made available closer to the time.
The SRSA Program Management Unit (PMU) will continue to deliver and support the program. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the SRSA PMU at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9256 5419.