GPRA Board elections results
GPRA is pleased to announce the successful candidate elected to the GPRA Board for the position of Registrar Director.
Congratulations to Dr Rebekah Hoffman.
Dr Hoffman is a former Registrar Liasion Officer (RLO) for GP synergy and has sat on GPRA's Advisory Council. She is currently the registrar representative on the NSW RACGP Board. Dr Hoffman has a passion for junior doctor mental health and is undertaking research in this area. You can read more about Dr Hoffman below.
GPRA members will be asked to ratify Dr Hoffman as the elected director at GPRA's upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).
GPRA thanks all the candidates who nominated for election and acknowledges the exceptionally high calibre of each candidate.
There was one Registrar Director position available on the GPRA Board. The term of appointment is three years. The GPRA Board consists of up to six elected Directors. The term of appointment for all these positions is three years. In addition, the Board may appoint up to three directors based on a skills audit, including an independent chairperson. A GPRA Board Director is bound to act in the best interests of the Organisation, in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and the GPRA Constitution.
Election of the new Director occurred via electronic preferential vote between 19 October to noon, 2 November 2018. Any current voting member of GPRA, who: is a GP registrar; OR is a GP who has attained their FRACGP, FARGP and/or FACRRM since 3 November 2016, was eligible to vote.
Read Dr Hoffman's candidate statement below.
Dr Rebekah Hoffman
I am nominating for the GPRA board of director’s registrar position. I have always believed that being involved in advocacy is incredibly important. I currently sit on the NSW RACGP board as registrar representative and have previously worked as RLO for GP synergy, sitting on the GPRA advisory committee at this time.
I have a passion for Junior doctor mental health, and I am currently undertaking research in this area. I have presented on the inadequacy of support (as was identified in my research) at state and national levels, and hope to continue this advocacy work. Recently, at GP18, I gave a convocation item to the national committee for them to review the flexible training policies for registrars, and how they are implemented across the RTOs, I am hoping they review this over the next 12 months and this leads to real change. I am also a passionate advocate for women, and particularly mums, and this is my current research interest looking at the supports and barriers of parents across General practice.
The GPRA team are able to drive real change over the coming years and need to continue to be passionate and determined to see this change carried through and delivered. I really believe I can be part of this change and hope to work with all registrars to deliver it in a timely and effective manner.