The Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) Practice Stream encourages multidisciplinary and team-based models of care by providing financial incentives to general practices to engage a range of health professionals, including:
The WIP-Practice Stream provides primary care practices with more flexibility to respond to local community needs and gaps in services. This includes helping practices to meet the increasingly complex health needs of older people and people living with chronic and complex conditions. It is designed to complement and strengthen existing services, not replace or duplicate them.
WIP-Practice Stream payments assist general practices with the cost of engaging eligible health professionals. They are not intended to cover the whole cost of engaging eligible health professionals.
WIP-Practice Stream data is reported to Services Australia by eligible practices quarterly, and may not reflect the full quantum of health professionals engaged by primary health care practices.
Further information on the WIP-Practice Stream is available at: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/workforce-incentive-program/practice-stream
Additional information is available in the WIP Practice Stream Dashboard