GP Supervisors Australia and GP Registrars Australia met recently to discuss an appropriate path forward to support Training Practices and their registrars with certainty around baseline employment conditions in 2019 and beyond. 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 National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER).
You have have come across recent claims in the media of bullying and exploitation of GP registrars in training. The data referred to in these reports was collected by GPRA survey in 2017, who have chosen to selectively release the information almost six months after the survey closed, without context, to the media... just before NTCER re negotiations commence. GPSA has asked GPRA to provide details of the claims which largely contradict the Department of Health's own registrar satisfaction survey
GP Supervisors identify strongly with recognition and respect; both key ingredients being sought in the marriage equality debate. As those charged with the responsibility to mentor the next generation of young doctors it is incumbent upon us to call out intolerance when it occurs.