Accreditation standards for all training practices require that the terms and conditions in a GP registrar’s employment agreement must not be less than the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) minimum. One of the most common GP registrar concerns is the terms and conditions of a registrar’s employment agreement not being honoured, or not meeting the NTCER minimum.
What to do if you have employment agreement concerns
GPRA can clarify the interpretation of the NTCER and provide advice on what may be in breach. Your RLO and RTO can also provide support and advice. If appropriate have an open, direct discussion with your supervisor or practice manager.
Common issues for GP registrars include late pay, insufficient remuneration, and issues with calculating billing percentages. The NTCER can provide some clarity and guidance on the minimum entitlements.
What to do if you have pay concerns
GPRA can help clarify the interpretation of the NTCER. If appropriate, have an open, direct discussion with your supervisor or practice manager. Your RLO can also support you.
Ensure you discuss any planned leave before starting at a practice, and that all negotiated items agreed upon are put in writing—ideally in your employment agreement. This includes your rostering, ordinary hours of work, on-call hours and more.
What to do if you have concerns with your leave
Talk to your supervisor or practice manager about your leave requests; your RLO can help facilitate difficult conversations.