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Aim

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide opportunity, by the provision of financial support, to enable health professionals to further their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the field of diabetes.

There are no prescribed activities for the award of a Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship. Applications will be assessed on their merit, with the primary determinant being the benefit to people with diabetes in the NT (including cross-border populations).

Significant assessment factors include:

  • the benefit of the CPD activity to the applicant and, in view of Bill’s strong belief in diabetes self-management, 
  • how the CPD activity will be applied to the benefit of people with diabetes in the NT (including cross-border populations),
  • applicants must be current practising health professionals, with a current practising certificate.

Fellowships are not available for specific research activities or for payment of wages during CPD activities.

Eligibility Criteria

The Fellowship is open to all levels of qualified health professionals (both private and public sector), including Medical Officers, Registered Nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and other allied health professionals. Fellowships are available to provide financial support towards the cost of attending diabetes related CPD activities, and are available for activities both within Australia and overseas.

There are no prescribed CPD activities for the award of a Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship. However, examples of eligible CPD activities include:

  • Undertaking clinical placements at specialist diabetes centres, Aboriginal Medical Services, community health centres or hospitals,
  • Participation in accredited recognised courses, 
  • Attendance at special national or international conferences that are in addition to a health professional’s normal CPD expectations, 
  • Other activities that contribute significantly to the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of diabetes that will improve delivery and quality of services to people with diabetes. 

Health Professionals

  1. Application Form
    All applications must be made on the General Application Form provided to allow assessment of the applicant and the proposed Continuing Professional Development activity in order to make selections. 
  2. Referee Reports - Character and Professional
    An applicant is required to obtain two (2) references; one on each of the two Referee Report Forms – Character and Professional. The referee reports are to be submitted by the applicant with their application. 
  3. Employer Agreement
    An applicant is also required to obtain formal agreement from their employer on the Employer Agreement Form, to confirm the employer’s consent and awareness of the applicants CPD activity. The Employer Agreement is to be submitted by the applicant with the application.

Award Process

The award of a Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship is subject to agreement to be bound by the conditions laid down in a Contract document.  A Fellowship cannot commence until Healthy Living NT receives a signed copy of the Contract document from the Fellow.

Application Information

Incomplete application forms and applications submitted without all three supporting documents will not be considered. Original signed application forms will be accepted by mail, hand delivery or fax. Scanned signed application forms and supporting documents (referee reports and employer agreement) will be accepted by email. Applicants may be required to attend an interview in person or by phone. All papers forwarded by applicants for a Fellowship become the property of Healthy Living NT and unsuccessful applications will be destroyed.

There is no specified duration for eligible CPD activities; however, activities must generally be completed within 1 year of commencement. No specific amount of money is attached to a Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship. The amount of the award is based on an assessment of the costs and benefit of the CPD activity. Full funding of CPD activities should not be assumed. Applicants must have formal prior agreement from their employer to undertake the CPD activity proposed in their application for a Fellowship.

The awarding of the Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship is a competitive process, with the merit of the proposal being the primary test. Successful and unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years.  

Refer to Fellowship Administration and Application Information sections for information relating to the Fellowship Governing Board, tax implications and privacy.

For further information, please contact:
The Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 08 8927 8488   Fax: 08 8927 8515
Email: ceo@healthylivingnt.org.au

Completed applications may be submitted by post to:

The Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship
Chief Executive Officer
Healthy Living NT
PO Box 40113
CASUARINA NT 0811

or by hand delivery

The Bill Raby Diabetes Fellowship
Chief Executive Officer
Healthy Living NT
Shop 2, Tiwi Place (Tiwi Shopping Centre)
TIWI NT 0810