GPRA announces new President

GPRA announces new President

(Above: Dr Bolton is announced President-elect of GPRA)

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. This decision was ratified at the recent GPRA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

“I am delighted to announce that Dr Antony Bolton has been elected as the next President of GPRA,” said Mr Williams. “Following member endorsement at our recent AGM, Dr Bolton will commence his term as GPRA President from January 2021.”

“Dr Bolton was elected to the GPRA Board as a voting member Director in 2020 and is well regarded as a passionate advocate for GP trainees. Dr Bolton is dedicated to ensuring that the voice of GP trainees is heard—this is vital as change draws closer to GP training in the form of the transition to college-led GP training; reform of GP trainee employment and training models; and further changes to the GP Fellowship exams.”

“In gratefully acknowledging outgoing President, Dr Sama Balasubramanian, for his tireless dedication and work during his two-year term as President, I am delighted to announce that Dr Balasubramanian has agreed to continue to serve on the GPRA Board as an appointed Director in 2021. This will provide invaluable support for the incoming President and to the Board as we continue to lead GPRA and support our members through this period of significant challenge and reform in the GP training sector.”

“Dr Balasubramanian has played a leading role in advocating for trainee perspectives to be at the forefront of the transition towards college-led GP training and in creating a framework of change to GP registrar employment model. Dr Balasubramanian led GPRA with a calm, firm, and empathetic voice. I give a special commendation to the leadership he has shown during the pandemic and in responding to the recent GP trainee exam incidents. I am sure that this robust advocacy will continue with Dr Bolton.”

“Throughout these recent changes, the GPRA Board continues to maintain a 50:50 gender ratio of females to males, which is well ahead of the current industry average.”


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