Supervisor of the Year | Dr Rob Parsons
Dr Rob Parsons has been a GP Supervisor in Gunnedah for many years and has always supported new procedural registrars starting their Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) practice in obstetrics and anaesthesia. He has also acted as a mentor for procedural and rural generalist trainees and helped GP Synergy staff develop a better understanding of the demands of the rural GP Proceduralist. Rob is both a GP Obstetrician and Anaesthetist in Gunnedah and is always mindful of easing new registrars into the procedural workforce and ensuring sustainability of practice. He assisted GP Synergy develop the guidelines for our transition year program in conjunction with other procedural GPs in region.
Practice Manager of the Year | Nina Hooker
Nina is the long-standing practice manager of Barton Lane Practice in Tamworth. During this time, she has mentored and supported countless registrars as part of their GP training journey. She runs an outstandingly efficient practice and has always been willing to help GP Synergy with registrar training. Her record keeping is exemplary and she is always professional and friendly, ever willing to share her knowledge and expertise. She is well deserving of recognition for her many years supporting GP training in the New England/Northwest region.
Registrar of the Year | Dr Sam Baker
Dr Sam Baker is a rural pathway registrar who completed her training in March 2016. She undertook her GP training across a variety of training positions within the New England/Northwest region including an academic post with the University of New England/Northwest. Sam was a longstanding Registrar Liaison Officer during her training, providing an important advocacy role for rural registrars in the region, working collaboratively with GP Synergy to benefit rural registrars. She has contributed enormously to the promotion of rural general practice, through her ongoing willingness and enthusiasm in GP training marketing activities and initiatives.
GP Synergy Employee of the Year | Dr Donna Quinn
Dr Donna Quinn began her medical education career as a casual CT Visitor with the then New England Area Training Service (NEATS), gradually building her involvement with GP Synergy to become one of the region’s most committed, dedicated and hardworking senior medical educators. A GP in Glen Innes, Donna juggles a demanding rural GP workload with a significant GP Synergy medical education role. She is well respected and admired within and outside GP Synergy for her dependability, medical education expertise and gracious nature. Donna plays a key role in the development of the registrar education program in the region, and has developed an extensive exam support program for registrars requiring additional assistance. Over the years she has mentored and supported dozens of registrars through their journey to fellowship with a dedication and grace that is second to none.