News

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

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...

NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week is  an opportunity to come together in honoring the history, achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Join GPRA in 2019 celebrating from the 7th to the 14th of July. The theme for NAIDOC week is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. . Read more...

Introducing the Future General Practitioner (FGP) network

The Going Places Network (GPN) has been refreshed and revised, and is now known as the Future General Practitioner (FGP) network. Read more...

Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

The Shared Debt Recovery Scheme comes into effect on 1 July 2019. Here is what GP registrars need to know. Read more...

GP registrar base rates of pay increase

In line with the MBS Item 23 Increases, GP registrar base rates of pay will increase by 1.6 per cent. The new rates are applicable from the commencement of Term 2, 2019. These dates are different for every RTO. Read more...

CrazySocks4Docs Day 2019

It has quickly become a bit of a tradition that on the first Friday of June each year, health professionals across Australia wear crazy socks to raise awareness for the mental health of doctors. Read more...

IGPRN and GPRA welcome Minister Wyatt as Minister for Indigenous Australians

IGPRN and GPRA today congratulate the Honourable Ken Wyatt AM on his appointment as Minister for Indigenous Australians. Read more...

National Reconciliation Week 2019

The theme for this year is Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage. During NRW, Australians from all backgrounds are inspired to ‘Walk Together with Courage’... Read more...

NEW Benchmarking Report release

This survey of GP registrars in Australia reports on the average pay conditions, entitlements, wellbeing and satisfaction in GP training. Read more...

Harmony Day and Close the Gap day 2019

On March 21, GPRA affirmed their support for national Harmony Day and Close the Gap day. Read more...

GP registrars should not have to provide medical care to colleagues and practice staff

GPRA has released a position statement regarding GP registrars providing medical care to practice staff. Read more...

GPRA in Darwin, NT

GPRA recently held their first Advisory Council (AC) meeting for 2019, as well as a networking dinner, in the Northern Territory. Read more...