From 1 January 2020, the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) will transition to the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream. The WIP – Doctor Stream will continue to encourage medical practitioners to work in rural and remote areas of Australia. If you’re participating in the GPRIP on 31 December 2019, you’ll automatically move across to the WIP – Doctor Stream. The eligibility requirements and payments won’t change. However, from 1 January 2020 the WIP – Doctor Stream will use the Modified Monash Model (MMM) geographical classification system 2019. This may impact service eligibility or payment rates if you provide services in a location that has changed classification. The Department of Health will continue to pay your incentive payments directly to your nominated bank account. Next steps: To find out more about the WIP, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au/workforceincentiveprogram . To find out more about the update to the Modified Monash Model geographical classification of locations, or to check the classification of your practice locations, visit the Doctor Connect website at www.health.gov.au/doctorconnect .