Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment Guideline for Country Health SA Local Health Network Hospitals
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General Practitioner Fee for Service Daily In-Patient Fee for Service Record
The following resources contain information for all medical practitioners, including general practitioners, medical trainees and specialists, contracted by regional local health networks (LHNs).
The following resources contain information for GPs and medical trainees contracted by regional LHNs under the SA Health Rural GP Agreement 2022-24 or South Australian Rural Medical Fee Agreement 2017.
The regional LHNs and Rural Support Service recognise that contracted GPs are the core of the rural medical workforce in South Australia and remain central to the delivery of rural medical care in the future.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the regional LHNs, the AMASA and the RDASA regarding rural GPs was signed on 24 January 2022. The MOU reflects the in‐principle agreement between the parties reached on 4 January 2022 regarding the remuneration and conditions that are offered to rural GPs contracted by regional LHNs.
The contractual commitments in relation to the provision of medical services and fee schedules are now a matter between the individual GP/GP clinic (contracting entity) and the regional LHN, in the form of the new SA Health Rural GP Agreement 2022-24. The new arrangement provides greater flexibility for the parties to negotiate outcomes that better reflect the service needs of the individual LHNs, as well as providing more attractive remuneration options for the contracting entity, thereby supporting a sustainable and efficient rural health service in South Australia.
The MOU and new GP agreement replace the South Australian Rural Medical Fee Agreement 2017 (SARMFA) and South Australian Rural Medical Engagement Responsibilities (SARMER) document. The new GP agreement contains significant increases to the rates payable to contracted GPs, with the total package representing an increase of more than 20% per annum compared to the 2017 SARMFA.
The new fees and payments will be operative from 1 February 2022 and available to GPs on accepting a contract under the new agreement by 30 June 2022. Retrospective payments to 1 February 2022 will be made, within four to six weeks of signing the new GP agreement, for services provided under the 2017 SARMFA.
The key features of the new agreement are as follows:
Contracting entities that will be offered a new GP agreement will be contacted by the respective executive director of medical services (EDMS) to discuss the new arrangement and payment offer, with the current arrangements to continue until a new GP agreement has been signed.
For further details please refer to the following resources:
If you have any questions, please contact the EDMS in your regional LHN or email HealthGPAgreement@sa.gov.au.
The following resources contain information for specialists contracted by regional LHNs.
For more information, please contact:
Rural Support Service – Fee for Service Team
PO Box 3017 Rundle Mall
Adelaide South Australia 5000
Telephone: 0477 345219