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.
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 the Executive Summary and download the full Discussion Paper here.
“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.
The National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) GPRA position statement S03 Read the PDF here. 1. PURPOSE This document outlines the position of General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) on the use of the National Terms and Conditions for Employment of Registrars (NTCER) . 2. SCOPE This document applies to general practice…
The executive of both organisations agreed that, in the spirit of goodwill and co-operation and with the best interests of the training program at heart, there is a need for an addendum to the current NTCER.
After announcing our Board’s decision to discontinue the 2018 NTCER negotiations, GPRA has had an influx of messages of support from members
Our withdrawal draws attention to the need to replace the NTCER with a more holistic approach which addresses the critical issues facing general practice.
GPRA is seeking a better way of understanding and modernising the arrangements under which GP registrars take their journey toward independent general practice.
GPRA withdrew from the current negotiations for the NTCER in order to begin a process of change.
There is no value continuing the current negotiations; we no longer consider it viable to endorse the 2017/18 NTCER as “fair & reasonable” for registrars.
Base rates of pay for registrars in their first term in general practice are now lower than base salaries for hospital-based junior medical officers (PGY2)
10% of registrars are dissatisfied with the amount of in-practice supervision and almost 1 in 5 were dissatisfied with both the amount and quality of…
GPRA President Dr Melanie Smith advised that recent national research shows most training practices are fair and reasonable when paying registrars their percentage of Medicare billings.
GPRA will address the following issues in the 2018 NTCER negotiations.