News

The latest on issues that matter to GP training and general practice. 

Increase in an overall positive attitude towards general practice amongst medical students

Longitudinal research from GPRA has shown that the GPSN continues to be effective in promoting general practice to medical students. Read more...

New data shows GPSN sparks interest in GP as a specialty of choice amongst medical students

New data published this week in GPRA's Medical Student Survey Report shows that one in three medical students are more likely to consider general practice as a career after joining the GPSN. Read more...

NAIDOC Week 2021

Join GPRA and IGPRN in 2021 celebrating from 4 to 11 July. The theme for NAIDOC week is: 'Heal Country!'. Read more...

President's update | July 2021

With regards to the transition of the GP training program from the Department of Health (DoH) back to the GP Colleges, a frequent comment I receive from GPRA members is, ‘Why isn't there more information about this? What's the delay?’. Read more...

NTCER 2021/22 base rates of pay

As the MBS increase of 0.9% for all GP item numbers from 1 July 2021 has been announced, the new base rate of pay is applicable from the commencement of your RTO's second training term in 2021. Read more...

Superannuation Guarantee

All GP registrars employed according to the NTCER are considered to be employees so, from 1 July 2021, will receive a superannuation contribution increase from 9.5% to 10% of their salary. Read more...

Update on COVID-19 contingency plans for 2021.2 exams

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, GPRA has sought advice from the RACGP regarding their contingency plans for the written exams to be held in July. Read more...

National Reconciliation Week 2021

The theme for this year is 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action'. During NRW, Australians from all backgrounds are inspired to walk together as they contribute to recognising reconciliation as a collaborative journey. Read more...

What the 2021/22 Federal Budget means for GP trainees

With the release of the 2021/22 Federal Budget comes a number of new healthcare initiatives and extensions to current initiatives. Read more...

Discrimination during GP training a common experience for many GP trainees

The recently released GP Trainee Benchmarking Report, published by GPRA, has revealed that almost two thirds (61.6 per cent) of respondents reported experiencing some form of discrimination during their GP training. Read more...

Dissatisfaction with employment and training is the reality for many GP trainees

New data from GPRA's GP Trainee Benchmarking Report highlights continuing dissatisfaction with general practice training and employment with a worrying gap between what GP trainees’ rate as important in their training and employment arrangements, and what they are able to receive. Read more...

President’s update | February 2021

Like me, I’m sure you’re breathing a sigh of relief that we made it through 2020 without any further disasters being unleashed. No group within medicine is more hopeful for what 2021 will bring than GPs in training. Read more...

The RACGP must do better for exam candidates in WA lockdown

GPRA is calling on the RACGP to respond quickly and compassionately to all WA exam candidates unable to sit the written exams due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in metropolitan Perth and the Peel and South West regions. Read more...

RACGP Exams: Senior leaders invited to discuss recent issues

Questions were posed to Dr Matthew Miles (CEO), Dr Genevieve Yates (General Manager - Education Services), as well as Dr Krystyna de Lange (Chair of GPs in Training Faculty). A summary of their responses provided at GPRA’s recent Advisory Council meeting. Read more...