Two options are available for paying Network Membership levies: a significantly discounted “Practice” rate and an “Individual” rate.
The Practice rate offers a tiered pricing structure based on the number of staff per practice. This rate collectively gives all staff in a practice Membership under the existing categories:
- Full Membership with voting rights (Rural GPs and Nurses)
- Associate Membership with no voting rights (Midwives/Rural Practice or Hospital Managers/Other Health Professionals).
Please refer to the table below for relevant rates.
Invoicing across all categories takes place electronically each July. We also offer the option of dual membership with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network (NZRHN).
The Network has an important role in bringing rural health practitioners together, sharing experiences and maintaining a critical sense of community and connection. The Network hosts an annual conference (with discounted registration for members) and provides a consistent rural health perspective through multiple agencies, including the Ministry of Health, ACC, MSD, PRIME national committee, National Rural Health Advisory Group and the General Practice Leaders Forum. We also produce fortnightly and quarterly digital newsletters and operate two websites, which help keep members and rural health professionals informed about the sector.
Membership Categories and Fees
|Rural Nurse/Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner/Rural Hospital Nurse||$70.00|
|ASSOCIATE MEMBERS|| FEE
|Student Nurses and Doctors||$52.00 (one-off fee for duration of training)|
|Rural Practice or Hospital Managers||$70.00|
|Other Health Professionals (whose scope of practice is under HPCA Act)||$124.00|
|Friends (other individuals)||$124.00|
|Affiliate Organisations (PHOs, MSOs, Corporates)||$193.00|
|PRACTICE RATES|| FEE
|Up to 5 staff members||$360.00|
|6-10 staff members||$745.00|
|11-20 staff members||$1387.00|
|21-60 staff members||$1902.00|
|61-plus staff members||$3000.00|