The Voluntary Bonding Scheme (VBS) was implemented in 2009 to provide a financial incentive to new graduates to encourage them to work in areas (locations and specialities) that were hard to staff.
The Minster of Health (MOH) has confirmed the health
professions, communities and specialties that will be eligible for the VBS in
2018. Full details are on theMOH website. The
registration period for the 2018 Scheme is expected to open in February 2018.
To ensure greater certainty for future applicants, the eligible listed areas for the 2018 intake will also apply for the 2019 intake. Additional professions, communities or specialties may be added to the 2019 intake at a later date.
Note, no changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for new graduate
doctors, dentists or sonographers.
The MOH thank everyone who contributed to their review of the Voluntary Bonding Scheme earlier this year to determine future eligibility criteria. Information regarding the results and insights from the review can be found on the MOH Review webpage.For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.