Push for registrar salaries meets cool response

RDAA president Dr Sheilagh Cronin said the proposal would see registrars paid a salary equivalent to their hospital colleagues at the same level, with additional consideration and support given for after hours services provided, isolation, travel and accommodation.

“We believe a salaried system would benefit both registrars and the practices in which they work,” Dr Cronin, said.

“The time has come to consider the broader issue of whether commission or percentage-based payment systems are the most appropriate remuneration model to support an effective teaching environment for GP registrars.”

But General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) CEO Amit Vohra told MO that although his association did not oppose exploring the salary option, the fundamental argument behind the RDAA proposal was “flawed”.

“In a private practice setting the current model that works in Australia is the percentage model&hellip