Supervisor of the Year | Dr Louise Baker
Dr Louise Baker has long been a strong advocate of rural GP procedural training and works as a GP Obstetrician at Cowra. She has a strong interest in rural workforce succession planning and medical education having worked with RACGP, ACRRM, Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS), Rural Doctors Association of NSW, and a senior lecturer with ANU. Louise also sits on the HETI NSW Rural Generalist State Advisory Committee among other appointments. She has taken procedural and non-procedural GP registrars into her practice for many years and provided them with a wealth of rural GP experience.
Practice Manager of the Year | Louise Warry
Louise is a practice manager at Busby Medical Practice in Bathurst. She is a hard working practice manager who puts in a lot of effort to engage and inspire the whole team and create a happy and fluent work place. As a practice principal, she has been involved in the recent redevelopment of the practice which has allowed for an integrated technology room that the registrars have access to after hours and weekends for studying and group meetings. This has been an inviting, appropriate study environment and her encouragement to use these facilities encourages study groups between registrars easily.
Registrar of the Year | Dr Hugh Le Lievre
Dr Hugh Le Lievre is a GP registrar who has been actively advocating for GP registrars in the Western NSW region during a period of change for many registrars. He is an advocate at regional advisory council meetings, an active participant at registrar workshops and works collaboratively with local GP Synergy staff to enhance training opportunities for his peers.
GP Synergy Employee of the Year | Darren Green
Darren Green is the manager of GP Synergy’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education Unit. The unit was formed early in 2016 under the direction of GP Synergy’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee. As head of this team, Darren is instrumental in driving the implementation and development of GP Synergy’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan. Darren has come to GP Synergy from the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council NSW (AHMRC) and has brought with him many valuable GP training skills and knowledge that can only add to the value of the GP Synergy team. During his time with GP Synergy, members of his team have described him as “a passionate and committed Aboriginal man who genuinely cares for his people and their communities widespread.”
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