Member Director Election Outcome – November 2021

General Practice Registrars Australia Ltd. (GPRA) Board of Directors 2022/2024, voting member director election.

Election outcome

Congratulations to Dr Kate McCabe-Simon and Dr Karyn Matterson on being elected to join General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) Board. GPRA represents the future of general practice and is the peak, national representative organisation for GP trainees.

Newly Elected Member Directors

Dr Karyn Matterson

“I was thrilled to receive the news that I was elected to a Board Position for GPRA. Thank you for your confidence in me and I promise to represent all of you faithfully and to the best of my ability.

It is a pivotal time for GP Registrar training with RACGP and ACRRM taking back training responsibility from the Australian Government for the future of specialist General Practice in Australia. At the forefront of my mind is the potential vulnerability that this might place on training places, supervisors and workplace arrangements. In a time where the professional is crying out for passionate and enthusiastic, duly rewarded GP Registrars, we need to remain vigilant that training place choice and fair work conditions are not eroded in any capacity for individuals, whether that be in the city or the bush.

My objectives during my three-year term will centre around attracting excellence into specialist general practice by contributing to and supporting the development of a world-class training continuum that is safe for GP registrars. I see peer support and the ethos of “mateship” as pivotal to complimenting the excellent supervision and mentoring that already exists in our general practice profession. Safety, for me, encompasses both the physical and psychosocial space recognising that our profession is as diverse as our landscape. I will work hard to ensure that GP registrars feel safe and supported in their individual workplaces and in our profession.”

Dr Kate McCabe-Simon

“Thank you for nominating me to the board of directors for GPRA. I appreciate the trust you have placed in my ability to advocate for the best interest of GP registrars and ultimately the future of our profession. I hope to contribute in a positive way during a significant time of change to our training program. I look forward to meeting and working with people who are passionate about our profession.”