IGPRN and GPRA welcome Minister Wyatt as Minister for Indigenous Australians Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network (IGPRN) and General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) today congratulate the Honourable Ken Wyatt AM on his appointment as Minister for Indigenous Australians. “It is a historic moment in Australian history to welcome the first Indigenous person to hold the position…
During NRW, Australians from all backgrounds are inspired to walk together as they contribute to recognising reconciliation as a collaborative journey.
GP registrars providing care to practice staff and others who they work with: GPRA position statement
This document outlines the position of GPRA on GP registrars providing care to practice staff and others who they work with.
“GP registrars should not have to provide clinical consultation services or provide medical care to practice staff or others who they work with, or the immediate family of these professional colleagues,” said GPRA President Dr Sama Balasubramanian.
The executive of both organisations agreed that, in the spirit of goodwill and co-operation and with the best interests of the training program at heart, there is a need for an addendum to the current NTCER.
“I am delighted to announce that Dr Sama Balasubramanian has been unanimously ratified as the next President of GPRA,” said Mr Williams.
After announcing our Board’s decision to discontinue the 2018 NTCER negotiations, GPRA has had an influx of messages of support from members
Our withdrawal draws attention to the need to replace the NTCER with a more holistic approach which addresses the critical issues facing general practice.
GPRA is seeking a better way of understanding and modernising the arrangements under which GP registrars take their journey toward independent general practice.
GPRA withdrew from the current negotiations for the NTCER in order to begin a process of change.
There is no value continuing the current negotiations; we no longer consider it viable to endorse the 2017/18 NTCER as “fair & reasonable” for registrars.
The revised 2018 AGPT policy makes it easier for GP registrars to foster their interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
“GPRA notes with concern that technical issues with the AKT and KPF exams have caused distress for a number of registrars,” said Dr Smith.
Base rates of pay for registrars in their first term in general practice are now lower than base salaries for hospital-based junior medical officers (PGY2)
GPRA supports a national referendum to change Australian constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
10% of registrars are dissatisfied with the amount of in-practice supervision and almost 1 in 5 were dissatisfied with both the amount and quality of…
From 1 January 2019, RACGP candidates will be allowed a maximum of six attempts at each Fellowship exam segment.
GPRA President Dr Melanie Smith advised that recent national research shows most training practices are fair and reasonable when paying registrars their percentage of Medicare billings.
GPRA position statement on quality community-based training positions for vocational training in the specialty of general practice in Australia.
GPRA CEO, DR Andrew Gosbell said that, initially, he will seek to discuss with the Commonwealth Government the best ways of further investigating this range of issues.
GPRA will address the following issues in the 2018 NTCER negotiations.
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With the focus on improving access to health services in regional, rural and remote areas, the health budget 2018 is a move in the right direction.