The National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of GP Registrars (NTCER) 2017/18 came into effect on September 21, 2016.
The current agreement applies from the start of the training year in 2017 and covers GP registrars in GPT1, GPT2, GPT3 and GPT4. It supersedes the NTCER 2015/16 agreement.
No major changes have been made to the agreement and base and percentage rates remain unchanged.
These terms and conditions have been accepted as fair and reasonable by GPRA and GPSA.
To make training sustainable in an ever more difficult financial environment it is strongly recommended that practices
1) Pay no more than the agreed percentages
2) Pay these percentages no less than three monthly
3) Pay on receipts
Finally as registrar wages are largely funded through a Fee for Service model, for sustainability, it is important that there are adequate patient numbers to cover these wages and associated on-costs.
Getting an appropriate employment contract in place before your registrar commences working in your practice is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle. It’s what you and your registrar will return to if there is ever anything in question about their employment conditions.
Getting this right is not always easy, so GP Supervisors Australia are proud to support our members with a copy of our employment contract template which has been developed to align with the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) 2017/18, approved October 2016. If you would like a copy of the template, simply complete the registration survey here.
Since the NTCER Agreement was signed we have received a number of queries during our webinars, through phone calls from members and consultations with Regional Training Organisation.
We want you to be prepared with as much information and support as we can provide, so we have developed these Frequently Asked Questions.
Have a look: you may find an answer to a pressing question or discover something you did not realise.
If you cannot find the answer you are looking for in our Frequently Asked Questions, please contact:
Phone: (03) 5440 9077