GP registrars: National terms and conditions of employment agreed
The AMA has helped broker an agreement on the terms and conditions for employing GP registrars for 2017-18. The agreement, between General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) and General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA), replaces the 2015-16 agreement, which was set in December 2014. The National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NCTER) 2017-18 has been reached three months earlier than in the past, giving registrars and practices more time to negotiate their employment arrangements for 2017.
It covers GP registrars undertaking Australian GP Training in all general practice terms of training, although those employed in community controlled health workplaces, the Australian Defence Force, or in remediation may be bound by other contractual arrangements.
The NCTER continues to require that registrars be engaged as employees, and allows for percentage payments to be made on a billings or receipts basis not less than every three months.