RACGP backs push for $36,000 parental leave for GP registrars

The college is calling for parental leave so trainees, like Dr Marian Dover, do not have to return to work weeks after giving birth.
Dr Marian Dover and her children, Jacob and Anna.

The RACGP has called for GP trainees to receive up to 14 weeks’ paid parental leave to prevent drastic income slumps compared to their hospital-based counterparts. 

With no parental leave available through the training program, some GP registrars have reported returning to work soon after the birth of their child.