GPRA are your political and personal advocates

GPRA can support you with any difficulties which you may encounter with your training or employment.

GPRA is an organisation independent from your practice, RTO and college. Anything you discuss is confidential.

We provide confidential advice to our members. Common issues which we assist with include:

  • any issues relating to your employment terms and conditions
  • any issues relating to your training
  • advice on an employment agreement.

GPRA staff are available to talk about any difficulties you may encounter.

We work with you to understand the issues at hand and provide suggestions on how to approach a difficult situation.

We can help with issues relating to your employment agreement

As we negotiate the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) we can provide free, confidential advice on matters relating to your employment agreement.

Many registrars contact us with concerns relating to their employment agreement. 

Common enquiries and issues relating to employment include:

  • negotiating employment (leave, pay, working hours)
  • leave entitlements (annual leave, study leave, personal leave)
  • remuneration (minimum salary)
  • hours of work (on-call, ordinary hours, overtime)
  • verbal agreements not being honoured.

We can help with issues relating to your training

We can work with your RTO to clarify any misunderstandings and can provide assistance with dispute resolution.

Common enquiries and issues related to training include:

  • issues relating to supervision
  • advice on training options (part-time, extended skills).

Contact us today for confidential advice and support.

Political advocacy 

GPRA are the advocates for registrars in both the general practice sector and with government on issues that matter to registrars — an important independent voice in a time of great change to general practice.

Here are our main concerns for 2018 and beyond:

  • With overall responsibility for GP training transitioning to the general practice medical colleges (RACGP and ACRRM). GPRA is actively involved in transition arrangements, and the long-term GP training environment, as an independent entity that is able to protect checks and measures that ensures the system works for the doctors in training. We aim to assist with ensuring the success of the new arrangements.
  • GPRA negotiate the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER). This important document outlines the minimum terms and conditions which a registrar receives. The NTCER is being renegotiated in 2018 – another reason why it is important for all registrar to get involved with GPRA. Your support and involvement helps GPRA ensure the terms and conditions in the NTCER are fair and reasonable for the registrar as well as the training practice.

GPRA are also a part of United General Practice Australia. UGPA is formed by six medical associations in 2008 we identified a number of critical steps that are required to maintain Australia’s world-leading primary healthcare system.

Now, more than ever, registrars need GPRA and GPRA needs you, so stay in touch and get involved. Remember, it is free to become a members and takes two minutes to join!

Negotiating your employment as a GP Registrar can be overwhelming. We can help.

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