Voluntary bonding - 2017 intake information

2017 Voluntary Bonding Scheme Intake Health Professions, Hard-to-staff Communities and Specialties

The Ministry of Health can now confirm the eligible health professions and hard-to-staff communities and specialties for new graduate doctors, postgraduate general practice trainees, nurses, midwives, sonographers and dentists for the 2017 Voluntary Bonding Scheme intake. See below for details.

Full terms and conditions for each of the eligible health professions for the 2017 intake are now available under the Terms and conditions page of this website.

Registration of Interest period 2017 Intake

The Registration of Interest (ROI) period for the 2017 Voluntary Bonding Scheme for 2016 new graduate nurses, midwives, dentists and sonographers, and postgraduate doctors in General Practice has now closed. Queries can be forwarded to vbs@moh.govt.nz.

The 2017 Intake Registration of Interest period was open Monday 20th February 2017 at 8am to Monday 3rd April 2017 at midnight.

To be eligible, registrations must have been successfully submitted within the ROI period, and no registrations received after the ROI period has closed can be considered.

Doctors - New Graduate Entry Opportunity

Hard-to-staff communities:

  • Northland DHB
  • Thames Hospital
  • Lakes DHB
  • Whakatane Hospital
  • Tairawhiti DHB
  • Taranaki DHB
  • Whanganui DHB
  • Wairarapa DHB
  • Wairau Hospital
  • West Coast DHB
  • South Canterbury DHB
  • Southland Region

Hard-to-staff specialties:

  • Rural Hospital Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • General Practice (in specific communities for General Practitioners, see below)

Doctors – Postgraduate General Practice Entry Opportunity (PGY3-6)

Hard-to-staff communities:

  • Northland DHB (excluding Whangarei urban)
  • Waikato DHB (excluding Hamilton and Cambridge)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB (excluding Tauranga and Whakatane urban)
  • Lakes DHB
  • Tairawhiti DHB
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB
  • Taranaki  DHB
  • Whanganui DHB
  • Midcentral  DHB
  • Wairarapa DHB
  • West Coast DHB
  • Canterbury DHB (including Banks Peninsula, excluding Christchurch)
  • South Canterbury DHB
  • Southern DHB (excluding Dunedin, Mosgiel and Invercargill)

Nurses

Hard-to-staff communities:

  • Wairoa District
  • West Coast DHB
  • South Canterbury DHB

Hard-to-staff specialties:

  • Aged care (aged residential care and older persons’ health services)
  • Mental health (hospital and community, including addiction services)
  • Community care (including practice nurses, public health nurses, Well Child/Tamariki Ora nurses, district nurses, Māori and Pacific provider nurses)

Midwives - DHB Employed

Hard to-staff communities:

  • Northland DHB
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Waikato Hospital
  • MidCentral DHB
  • Tairawhiti DHB
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB
  • Taranaki DHB
  • Whanganui DHB
  • Wairarapa DHB
  • Hutt Valley DHB
  • West Coast DHB
  • South Canterbury DHB
  • Southern DHB

Midwives - Lead Maternity Carers

Hard to-staff communities:

Waikato:

  • Taumaranui
  • Tokoroa
  • Huntly
  • Thames
  • Coromandel

MidCentral:

  • Tararua Region
  • Palmerston North

Taupo:

  • Turangi

Canterbury:

  • Ashburton
  • Hurunui district
  • Darfield

And:

  • Northland DHB
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Tairawhiti DHB
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB
  • Taranaki DHB
  • Whanganui DHB
  • Wairarapa DHB
  • West Coast DHB
  • South Canterbury DHB
  • Southern DHB (excluding Dunedin/Mosgiel)

Sonographers

Hard to-staff communities:

  • Publicly funded health facilities only

Dentists

Hard to-staff communities:

Any of the eight Maori Oral Health Providers listed below:

  • Te Hiku Hauora - Kaitaia  
  • Ngāti Hine Health Trust - Kawakawa 
  • Raukura Hauora o Tainui - Hamilton
  • Te Manu Toroa - Tauranga  
  • Tipu Ora - Rotorua 
  • Ngati Porou Hauora - Te Puia Springs 
  • Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga - Hastings  
  • Ora Toa PHO - Porirua  

OR

  • practices located in rural or remote areas (to be assessed on a case by case basis prior to your confirmation on the Scheme.
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