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

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...

GPRA announces new President

The Chair of General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA), Mr Scott Williams announced today that Dr Antony Bolton has been elected as the next President of GPRA and will commence his term as GPRA President from January 2021. Read more...

RACGP exams: ensuring the trainee's voice is heard at every level

There are other matters that GPRA is continuing to pursue with the RACGP in relation to the cancelled written exams and the RCE. We will update members as we receive responses from the College. Read more...

NAIDOC week 2020

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to come together in honouring the history, achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more...

‘Thank you GPs’ campaign launched

GPSN launched their national ‘Thank you GPs’ campaign this week, inviting everyone to express a message of gratitude to their GP. Read more...

RACGP exams: our ongoing advocacy for better outcomes for you

GPRA has continued to strongly advocate to the RACGP on behalf of GP trainees on a range of issues in relation to the written exams. Read more...

Round Table Communique

The following is a summary of the discussion which took place between the panellists and participants who attended this round table. View the Statement from the GP trainees’ Round Table discussion on employment arrangements. Read more...

Bipartisan approach to GP trainee employment begins at GPRA Round Table

In a watershed moment, GP trainee representatives from across Australia joined to discuss long-standing problems with general practice trainee employment and began to explore potential solutions at a Round Table discussion hosted by GPRA. Read more...

More must be done to restore the trust of GP trainees in the RACGP

GPRA calls on the RACGP to extend leniency to enable the affected exam candidates to undertake the clinical exam without the usual prerequisite pass in the written exam. Additionally, the RACGP must commit to an investigation which is open, independent, and informed by the trainee experience. Read more...

Cancelled exams—GP trainees deserve much better

GPRA is calling on the RACGP to respond quickly, decisively and with upmost compassion to all affected trainees. Read more...

Cancelled KFP and AKT devastating for GP trainees

GPRA is very disappointed to learn that the RACGP KFP and AKT exams were cancelled due to a technical outage at their external exam provider. Read more...

President's update | College-led training

A message from GPRA President Dr Sama Balasubramanian regarding the transition to College-led GP training. Read more...

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...