GPRA is the voice of GP trainees. This is what we have been doing recently as your advocate.
Did you know that providing an independent and impartial representation of GP trainee interests is a key role for GPRA?
GPRA is the only independent advocate for general practice registrar interests in the GP training sector. Your President and CEO are actively involved in representing GP registrars interests and ensuring that registrar perspectives and concerns are brought to the attention of key stakeholders and addressed at sector meetings, forums and consultations.
In particular, the GPRA President is a member of the General Practice Training Advisory Council (GPTAC), which is a key forum for providing advice and feedback to the Minister and Department of Health on GP registrar issues.
Most recently, on behalf of GP trainees, GPRA has:
- Been actively involved in discussions with a range of sector stakeholders on registrar employment arrangements, including Single Employer Models and other alternative arrangements to the NTCER. A GPRA discussion paper, on registrar employment, is in preparation. In the meantime, GPRA continues to liaise with GPSA on potential opportunities to improve the NTCER.
- Participating in the Primary Health Reform Consultation Group, ensuring that the views of GP registrars are considered by the Primary Health Reform Steering Group in providing advice on the development of the Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan.
- Providing feedback to the Department of Health on GP Training Outcomes and the resources required to support best practice in GP training to ensure registrar needs and expectations of the GP training program are appropriately considered as the responsibility for management of the AGPT program transitions to ACRRM and the RACGP from 2022.
- Contributing to the National Medical Workforce Strategy consultations to provide GP registrar perspectives on issues and potential solutions for workforce planning activities to ensure the supply of GPs meets the predicted medical service needs of the community.
GPRA’s Advisory Council is an important avenue for advice and feedback on the submissions and other advocacy activities that GPRA is undertaking. Your Registrar Liaison Officers are actively involved in the Advisory Council.
As the Advisory Council is a key means for GPRA to identify concerns and issues that are impacting on GP registrars and their training, please contact your RLO, or you are welcome to get in touch with GPRA, to raise concerns or issues that could inform our advocacy efforts and improve training for all GP registrars.
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