Supervisor of the Year | Dr Ann Ellacott
Dr Ann Ellacott is a GP at Thirroul Medical Practice. She is a long-standing GP supervisor and tutors medical students from the University of Wollongong. Ann has been commended for her approach to teaching, providing registrars and students with encouragement, support, knowledge and as much time as they need. Her door is always open to her registrars and students, and she takes every possible opportunity to teach. In addition to being a fantastic GP, Ann is also an inspiration outside of medicine. She is currently training for a marathon to be completed later this year and is involved in community work such as the NSW girl guides.
Practice Manager of the Year | Jodie Edwards
Jodie is a longstanding practice manager at Worrigee Street Medical Centre in Nowra which has supported GP training for many years. Jodie carries out the registrar orientation with precision, right from the orientation pack of paperwork including local allied health providers and useful referral advice, to the checking her list so that she ensures everything is completed for each and every orientation. She makes sure that all new registrars and staff feel welcome and always ensures registrar study time is scheduled and given the priority it requires.
Registrar of the Year | Dr Kelly Mitchell
Dr Kelly Mitchell is a GPT2 registrar currently practising at Grand Pacific Health in Nowra. Kelly has developed a strong following of patients who are very grateful for her care. She has been seen to involve the patient in the appropriate management plan and provide good follow up and safety netting advice. Her enthusiasm for helping others has been demonstrated with her interaction with other registrars both in the practice and locally, in addition to helping teach medical students in the practice.
GP Synergy Employee of the Year | Dr Allison Miller
Dr Allison Miller has been involved in the training of GP registrars for many years. She was a former medical educator and then Director of Training for Coast City Country GP Training, and she is now Regional Head of Education South Eastern NSW for GP Synergy. In this year of change Allison has gone above and beyond to keep everything in the South Eastern region running smoothly, including settling staff into their new roles. She has travelled far and wide for clinical teaching visits, overseen all of the educational workshops and mock exam workshops, helped countless registrars navigate their way through training, and is always happy to answer questions and assist wherever she can.