Voluntary Bonding Scheme – 2018 intake information

The 2018 Registration of Interest period is now open!

The 2018 Intake Registration of Interest (ROI) period is now open, and will be open for 6 weeks from Thursday 8th February at 8.30am to Sunday 25th March at midnight.

See the link below to access the online ROI form, and find details of the eligible health professions, communities and specialties for the 2018 intake.

Full terms and conditions for each of the eligible health professions for the 2018 intake are available on the Terms and Conditions page.

The Registration of Interest (ROI) period for the 2018 Voluntary Bonding Scheme is now open for 2017 new graduate doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists and sonographers, and postgraduate doctors in General Practice.

Instructions on registering for the 2018 Intake

  1. Registration is by way of the online form that you will need to complete.

    We recommend that prospective registrants use the Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome web browsers, from a desktop computer or laptop to complete their registration. Some web browsers such as Safari or devices such as Smart phones and tablets are not supported. We find that people who cannot submit a registration of interest on one computer/browser can often complete the registration successfully by simply using another computer or browser, and we encourage people to try this option. If you experience technical difficulties on more than one computer or browser, please email vbs@moh.govt.nz for assistance.
     
  2. Enter your name and email address and click ‘Submit your details’ into Part 1 of the Registration. You should receive an email link to Part 2 of your registration, which you must also complete and submit.
  3. Complete Part 2 of the Registration, and click ‘Submit Registration to MOH’. If you have successfully registered, you will receive an email stating this, titled: 2018 Voluntary Bonding Scheme Registration received and loaded on MOH Voluntary Bonding Scheme Database. (Please also check your junk email folder).
  4. If you do not receive this email within a day, you have not successfully completed your registration, please try again or contact vbs@moh.govt.nz.
  5. If you have successfully registered and have received the email, the Ministry of Health will be in further contact by email once the registration period has closed with information relating to your registration.

Prospective registrants must register within the ROI period to be eligible for the Scheme, and no registrations received after the ROI period has closed can be considered. Please note that the 2018 Intake is the only point that 2017 new graduate doctors, midwives, nurses, sonographers and dentists will be eligible to register for the Scheme.

Profession Provisional Cap Volume (2018)
New Graduate Doctors 40
GPEP Trainees 20
Nurses 229
Midwives 56
Sonographers 6
Dentists 4
Total 355

Queries can be forwarded to vbs@moh.govt.nz.

2018 Voluntary Bonding Scheme Intake Health Professions, Hard-to-staff Communities and Specialties

Doctors – New Graduate Entry Opportunity

Hard-to-staff communities:

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

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), who commence GPEP1, 2, or 3 in December 2017

Hard-to-staff communities:

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

Nurses

Hard-to-staff communities:

  • South Canterbury DHB
  • Wairoa District
  • West Coast DHB

Hard-to-staff specialties:

  • Aged Care (aged residential care and older persons' health services)
  • Mental Health (hospital and community, including addiction services)
  • District Nursing
  • Well Child/Tamariki Ora
  • Primary/Practice Nursing within:
    • Māori or Pacific Providers
    • the Auckland DHB region
    • the Counties Manukau DHB region
    • the Waitemata DHB region
    • the Taranaki DHB region

Midwives – DHB Employed

Hard to-staff communities:

  • Auckland DHB
  • Bay of Plenty DHB
  • Canterbury DHB
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Northland DHB
  • Waikato DHB
  • Waitemata DHB

Midwives – Lead Maternity Carers

Hard to-staff communities:

  • Auckland DHB
  • Bay of Plenty DHB
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Lakes DHB
  • MidCentral DHB
  • Waikato DHB
  • Waitemata DHB

Sonographers

Hard to-staff communities:

  • Publicly funded health facilities only

Dentists

Hard to-staff communities:

Any of the eight Māori 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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