News

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

GP Registrars support NTCER negotiation discontinuation

After announcing our Board's decision to discontinue the 2018 NTCER negotiations, GPRA has had an influx of messages of support from members. Read more...

GPRA Seeks New Approach

GPRA has withdrawn from the current negotiations for the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) in order to begin a process of change. Read more...

A Modern, Equitable Negotiation Process Is Needed

GPRA is seeking a better way of understanding and modernising the arrangements under which GP registrars take their journey toward independent general practice. Read more...

GPRA meets with Mr Tony Zappia MP

GPRA CEO Andrew Gosbell and GPRA board member Dr Sama Balasubramanian had a very productive meeting with Mr Tony Zappia MP yesterday, discussing the future of GP training in Australia.

GPRA not continuing with NTCER negotiations, here is what’s next

Our withdrawal from the negotiations draws attention to the need to replace the NTCER with a more holistic approach which addresses the critical issues facing general practice, especially in rural and remote areas, and contributes to a sustainable profession. Read more...

We are discontinuing 2018 NTCER negotiations

GPRA no longer considers that it is viable to endorse the 2017/18 NTCER as “fair and reasonable” for GP registrars; we are working towards a more modern and equitable approach to GP registrar employment agreements. Read more...

Base rates of pay have changed

The base rate of pay for GP registrars have increased. All GP registrars receiving the base rate should check to ensure their rates have been adjusted in accordance with the increase. Read more...

2018 AGPT Salary Support Program Policy

As a part of the Federal Government's Close the Gap initiatives, there are opportunities for GP registrars who wish to undertake a part of their core vocational training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Read more...

GPRA named finalists in Turnaround of the Year Award

GPRA is pleased to have been named a finalist in the Associations Forum's Association Turnaround of the Year Award™ 2018. 

GPRA will support GP registrars affected by RACGP exam technical issues

"...GPRA notes with concern that technical issues with the AKT and KPF exams have caused distress for a number of registrars..." Read more...

GP registrar dissatisfaction with employment conditions

"...It’s pretty disillusioning for many registrars that base rate salaries in the NTCER have not changed in four years..." Read more...

GP Registrars need to learn as well as earn

10% of registrars were dissatisfied with the amount of in-practice supervision and almost 1 in 5 were dissatisfied with both the amount and quality of in-practice education. Read more...

2018 NTCER Negotiation date announced

On 7 July 2018, representatives from GPRA will meet with the General Practice Supervisor's Association (GPSA) to negotiate the 2019/20 NTCER. Read more...

GPRA for constitutional recognition

GPRA supports a national referendum within two years to change the Australian constitution to provide recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Read more...

RACGP changes exam policy

from 1 January 2019, candidates will be permitted a maximum of six attempts at each Fellowship exam segment. Read more...

Most GP Training Practices are Fair and Reasonable

While most GP training practices are fair; unfortunately, 28% of practices force registrars to wait for three months to receive their Medicare billings. Read more...

GP Registrar Salaries: how do you compare to the average?

See the findings from GPRA's Benchmarking Survey. Read more...

Stressed GP Registrars: Where to Next?

GPRA will now consider the best ways to further investigate and address these problems without putting the well-being of registrars at risk. Read more...

GPRA position statement on community-based training positions

GPRA, in consultation with its members, recently released their position statement on quality community-based training positions for vocational training in the speciality of general practice in Australia. Read more...

What the 2018 Federal Health Budget means for GP registrars

Big changes for non-VR doctors and good news for rural health. Read more...

Why the NTCER needs to be more than just the minimum

GPRA will address the following issues in the 2018 NTCER negotiations. Read more...

A decade of growth: IGPRN celebrates 10 years of supporting Indigenous GP registrars

Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network (IGPRN) celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Read more...

What do I do if I don't get into the AGPT program?

Here are some of your options if your application to the AGPT program is unsuccessful. Read more...

Budget: Great Preventive Health Initiatives

GPRA President said that the Federal Budget 2018 has critically important preventive health initiatives. Read more...

Budget: Continuing Commitment to Supporting Health Peak and Advisory Bodies is Important

GPRA CEO said that, although it is receiving no new funds, the continuing commitment in the Budget to supporting national health is a critical cornerstone. Read more...

Federal budget a move in the right direction

GPRA CEO Dr Andrew Gosbell today congratulated the Minister for Health, Mr Greg Hunt for the many proactive and innovative aspects of last night’s Health Budget. Read more...

Considering rural general practice?

A message to young doctors from Dr Lisa Faser — my rural general practice experience. Read more...

Several Key Causes of Stress for Early Career General Practitioners

GPRA President Dr Melanie Smith today announced that results from recent national research quantify the major causes of stress for those embarking on a career in general practice. Read more...

GPRA CEO meets with Michael Sukkar MP

GPRA CEO Andrew Gosbell met Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Michael Sukkar MP, to discuss GP training and general practice in Australia.

2019 AGPT Program Policies released

GPRA provided feedback on key issues and proposed amendments to policies, in particular advocating for increasing flexibility in relation to training time caps, program leave and extensions. Read more...

GPRA CEO Meets with Ken Wyatt, MP

Thanks to Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health for meeting with us yesterday to talk Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network (IGPRN) and GP training transition.

Ministers agree to overhaul mandatory reporting laws for doctors

Changes to mandatory reporting laws surrounding doctors seeking the help of other doctors for mental health and stress-related conditions. Read more...

Starting your training as a GP registrar?

Here are our top tips for getting started in general practice training. Read more...

2018 is a big year for GP Registrars

Here are three big issues GPRA will be tackling for GP registrars in 2018. Read more...

FREE GPRA webinar online now

Surviving your first day — Thriving during GP Training is a free GPRA webinar for new GP registrars commencing their training in a general practice setting in 2018. Read more...

Selfie with my Supervisor winner

Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Chia, winner of our Selfie with My Supervisor competition! Read more...

President’s end of year reflections

Here is what we've achieved in 2017 and a reflection on the year past. Read more...

Advocacy update

GPRA is raising your GP training concerns with the Federal Government. Read more…

Changes to GP training

The top eight concerns you’ve raised with us about AGTP training changes. Read more...

Registrars demand input

GPRA expresses disappointment that GP registrars were not consulted in the decision to return training to the GP Colleges from 2019. Read more…

Free GPRA webinar available

We discussed everything you need to know about navigating the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER). Read more…