GPRA Advisory Council and Working Groups

The GPRA Advisory Council is made up of GP registrars, both past and present, who advise the GPRA Board on important matters concerning registrars.

GPRA is run by registrars, for registrars.

The GPRA Advisory Council is made up of GP registrars, and early career GPs, who advise the GPRA Board and CEO on important matters concerning registrars. There are also national representatives from various general practice stakeholders who sit on the council. All Registrar Liaison Officers (RLOs) are automatically members of GPRA's Advisory Council. The Advisory Council meets in person at least twice annually, and maintains ongoing discussions on issues and concerns through email and Facebook groups.

The Advisory Council plays an important role at GPRA. They:

  • report, discuss and advance issues in GP registrar training
  • provide advice to GPRA
  • provide oversight to GPRA working groups
  • support RLOs in addressing local issues
  • influence national change for GP registrars.

 

You can get involved in a Working Group

Throughout the year, the Advisory Council forms issue-based Working Groups to address specific concerns or future needs within general practice. Topics addressed by Working Groups include The National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER), registrar wellbeing, Close the Gap initiatives, rural and remote GP training and much more.

GPRA's Working Groups are small, expert, agile groups which focus on one issue at a time. The Working Groups remain active until their specific goal or task is achieved. This model, which provides guidance and advice to GPRA and the general practice sector, fits in well with the busy lives of GP registrars.

Please keep an eye out on our member eNewsletter for upcoming opportunities to take part in a working group. Please contact us for more information.

 

Why join a national working group?

  • gain experience in policy development, management, governance and advocacy
  • make key contacts in the general practice industry
  • share your ideas, and implement and influence change in the industry
  • improve general practice training in Australia
  • network with other GP registrars.

All members are welcome to join a committee.

 

Advisory Council structure

The following national representatives are members of the GPRA Advisory Council:

  • Chair, GPRA Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network Dr Simone Raye (NT)
  • Registrar Representative, RACGP Council Dr Krystyna de Lange (QLD)
  • Registrar Representative, RACGP National Rural Faculty Currently vacant
  • Registrar Representative, Australian Defence Force Dr Christopher McLean
  • Registrar Representative, International Medical Graduates Dr Swaroopini Thangarajah (VIC)
  • AMA Council of Doctors in Training Currently vacant
  • Chair, General Practice Registrar Medical Educator Network Currently vacant
  • Chair, General Practice Registrar Emerging Supervisor Network Currently vacant

General Practice Students Network (GPSN) is run by medical students for students!

Indigenous General Practice Registrar Network (IGPRN) is a network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars.

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