GPRA Advisory Council and Working Groups

The GPRA Advisory Council is made up of GP trainees, both past and present, who advise the GPRA Board on important matters concerning GP training and trainees.
The GPRA Advisory Council advise the GPRA Board and CEO on important matters concerning GP training and trainees. 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 training
  • provide advice to GPRA
  • provide oversight to GPRA working groups
  • support RLOs in addressing local issues
  • influence national change for GP trainees.
GPRA Advisory Council 2019
You can get involved in a national working group
Throughout the year, the Advisory Council forms issue-based national working groups to address specific concerns or future needs within general practice.

Topics addressed by national 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 national working groups are small, expert, agile groups which focus on one issue at a time. The national working group remains 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 trainees.

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 GPRA members are welcome to join a national working group.

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

Chair, GPRA Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network
Dr Josie Guyer

Registrar Representative, Chair RACGP’s National Faculty for GPs in Training
Dr Sean Black Tiong

Registrar Representative, RACGP National Rural Faculty
Currently vacant

ACRRM Registrar Chair
Dr Swaroop Valluri

ACRRM Deputy Chair
Dr Rebecca Irwin

Registrar Representative, Australian Defence Force
Dr Douglas Brown

Registrar Representative, International Medical Graduates
Dr Muhammad Raza

AMA Council of Doctors in Training
Dr Hannah Szewczyk

Registrar Representative, General Practice Medical Educators
Currently vacant