New IGPRN Chair Dr Keith Gleeson is set to lead the network in 2015, vowing improved support for Indigenous registrars
IGPRN Chair Dr Keith Gleeson has vowed to improve support for Indigenous registrars, investigate setting up an independent RTP and secure more funding as the new leader of the Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network.
In his candidate statement, the former Chairperson of the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council said he would also consolidate the fantastic work achieved by the former Chair, Dr Aleeja Fejo.
2014 Terms and Conditions Benchmarking Report released
The latest Terms and Conditions Benchmarking Report is now available for download! This biyearly report is the result of an extensive survey of registrars, and received over 600 responses. The report details the terms and conditions of registrars working in general practice around the country.
You can find out more about employment contracts, remuneration, working hours, and entitlements.
General practice leaders welcome progress on alternate co-payment model
General practice leaders have today welcomed progress made by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in putting forward an alternate model to the proposed $7 co-payment.
At a meeting held in Canberra, United General Practice Australia (UGPA) was pleased the alternate model places quality in general practice at its centre and supports the foundation principles of:
More to general practice than co-payments
United General Practice Australia (UGPA) calls on the government to implement a formal mechanism to allow the general practice profession, via UGPA, to provide valuable input into policy reform.
The general practice leaders believe this will ensure the promotion of sustainability and quality in general practice remains a priority into the future.