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

GPRA welcomes extension to temporary COVID-19 telehealth MBS items

GPRA) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to extend the temporary telehealth arrangements under Medicare, which were due to end on 30 September 2020, for another six months. Read more...

The passing of Dr Harry Nespolon: memories and reflections

GPRA President Dr Sama Balasubramanian shares his thoughts and reflections. Read more...

GPRA Discussion Paper: Employment Conditions for GP Registrars

Read the Executive Summary and download the full Discussion Paper here. Read more...

GPRA propose framework of change to GP registrar employment model

“We insist that the voice of GP registrars be heard; GP registrars must be kept central in discussion about their employment arrangements and consideration of any new employment models. We must strive to have modern, equitable and flexible employment arrangements which considers the circumstances of GP trainees,” said Dr Balasubramanian. Read more...

National Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more...

GPRA urges use of COVIDSafe app

We urge everyone to download and use COVIDSafe; the success of the app is dependent on a high uptake in the general population; low participation rates will reduce the app’s efficacy... Read more...

New GPRA survey shows worrying impacts of COVID-19 on GP training

Australia is already facing an under-supply of GPs, particularly in rural and remote areas—we do not want to see the pandemic exacerbate this issue... Read more...

COVID-19 screening tests must be expedited for all frontline medical staff

Dr Sama Balasubramanian has today called on the Federal Government and the Department of Health to ensure the national response expedites the standard COVID-19 PCR testing for all frontline medical staff, including GP trainees and their supervisors.... Read more...

GPRA GP trainees concerns on inadequate personal protective equipment to respond to COVID-19

GPRA President Dr Sama Balasubramanian has today called all stakeholders involved in GP training to ensure that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is made available to all GP trainees and their supervisors when caring for persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19... Read more...

GPRA welcomes new appointment of Professor Michael Kidd

GPRA welcomes the announcement from the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, of the appointment of Professor Michael Kidd AM as Principal Medical Advisor to the Department of Health.. Read more...