GPRA announces its new Patron, Professor Michael Kidd
Professor Michael Kidd AM, President of World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) has been appointed to the position of Patron of General Practice Registrars Australia, following his work as Patron of the General Practice Students Network since 2007. He takes over the reins from Professor John Murtagh AM who served as the organisation’s patron for 14 years.
National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of GP Registrars in 2015
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) and General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) have reached agreement on the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) commencing in 2015.
The new Agreement covers GP registrars undertaking Australian GP Training in all terms of training in a general practice setting*, where previous National Minimum Terms and Conditions only set terms and conditions for registrars in the early stages of training.
Revised co-payment model will diminish interest in general practice as a career
General Practice Students Network (GPSN) would like to acknowledge the proposed changes to the $7 dollar co-payment model that was announced in this years federal budget. Whilst we support the amendments which seek to protect vulnerable individuals within our population, we cannot support the continued push through of the $5 cut to the Medicare rebate for non-concession services.