Supervisor of the Year | Dr Sam Nelapati
Dr Sam Nelapati has over 15 years experience in general practice and has a special interest in tropical medicine, ophthalmology and skin cancer. He has taken on the challenge of GP training with an enormous amount of dedication and enthusiasm, he has also made the time to act as a clinical teaching visitor for GP Synergy, a role he completes with the utmost integrity.
Practice Manager of the Year | Christine Kingsbury
Christine is the long-standing practice manager of Ocean Drive Family Practice in North Haven. Her experience in general practice is evident on a daily basis. She is an excellent problem-solver and intermediary for difficult situations, and is great at helping registrars navigate a complicated billing system. Christine was successful with winning a grant to enhance the practice for education and training purposes for both registrars and medical students. She has a great sense of humour and runs a harmonious practice where all staff work well together and are always available to offer support and guidance.
Registrar of the Year | Drs Uma Selvanathan-Orr and Susan Tyler Freer
Registrars Drs Uma Selvanathan-Orr and Susan Tyler Freer are both GP Registrar Medical Educators (RegMEs) who have shown great leadership in a number of facets – they have fitted into the North Coast medical education team with ease, are highly regarded by the peers and mentors, and are known for their professionalism and enthusiasm to take on new roles and challenges. Both are willing to work within the areas available to them with a high degree of attention to detail and are receptive to feedback regarding areas for improvement. Neither are daunted by moving out of their comfort zone, and as such they are able to deliver to a high standard in new areas of medical education.
GP Synergy Employee of the Year | Jo Sayer
Jo is the education coordinator for the North Coast region. She has extensive knowledge across many facets of GP training. She is well regarded amongst GP registrars as someone who is prompt to respond to their queries and is honest in her feedback and advice. She has a commitment to quality and delivering outcomes in a timely fashion but is always one step ahead with innovation and lateral thinking in her role.