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:

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. Got a question? See if it has already been answered in our Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs).

Political advocacy 

GPRA are the advocates for registrars in both the general practice sector and with the Federal 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 help GPRA ensure the terms and conditions in the NTCER are fair and reasonable for the registrar as well as the training practice.

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 member and takes two minutes to join!

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

Become a GPRA member — it's free and takes one minute to join.

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