The National Executive team is an elected body made up of GPSN members from all over Australia.
The main role of the National Executive is to provide leadership and direction to the network. Together with the GPSN University Chairs, the National Executive Team also forms the GPSN National Council.
The GPSN National Council meet in person at least once yearly to discuss and plan GPSN activities and strategy, and to share ideas for the future. Throughout the year, they meet regularly meet through video conferencing. Major projects for the network’s leadership include: events, camps, promotions, and the publication of this magazine.
Appointments to the National Executive are yearlong terms. All GPSN members can apply for a position; applications to the National Executive usually open around October each year. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement addressing their skills, passions and experience.
The successful candidate for each position is decided by votes from the National Executive.
The GPSN National Executive is a great way for medical students interested in general practice to gain practical experience in governance, policy, and leadership.
As GPSN is supported by GPRA, the national peak body for GP registrars, the National Executive is well supported in their roles. As the future of general practice in Australia, being on the National Executive gives GPSN members the chance to shape the future of healthcare.