Most difficulties with workplaces and training stem from lack of awareness, assumptions or misinterpretations by the registrar or the training practice – or both – rather than intentional acts.
Open, honest and early communication is the key to solving most of the issues faced by registrars!
Don’t delay if you have questions or concerns – it’s better to raise these with your supervisor or practice manager as early as possible and in a spirit of collaboration, as this can quickly resolve many issues.
Occasionally, registrars find themselves in situations where they are unhappy about some aspect of their training.
This may include practice placement, relocation or educational issues; interpersonal problems; or disputes about remuneration or other employment conditions.
Many registrars can find it challenging to raise these matters with a supervisor, training practice or even their GP speciality training College due to concerns about escalating conflict and power imbalance issues.
Try not to get too worried by this, as there are a range of options and supports available should you be facing any of these difficulties. You are not alone!