Your interesting note on Canterbury is inaccurate.
Having been a member of the Canterbury Rural Funding group, I believe I can speak about the situation with authority.
It is technically correct to say there is no Rural SLAT in Canterbury because Canterbury has a functioning alliance (Canterbury Clinical Network). There was/is not a need for a separate Rural SLAT, as there was already a Rural Workstream which had overall responsibility. There was a working group who rapidly achieved the goals of distributing the rural funds by 2014. There was a 75% consensus of the practices for the initial funding formula.
There has been a desire by some/most practices to change the distribution formula but a 75% agreement as to a new formula has not been achieved.
Suggest you contact the CCN and get the facts.
Dr Gayle O'Duffy
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