Training the next generation of GPs takes a team, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Dubbo on Tuesday night outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors and practice managers were recognised.
Sonya Sewell, Practice Manager at Loxley House Family Practice, was recognised as the GP Synergy Practice Manager of the Year for the Western NSW training subregion.
The Bathurst local has been a practice manager for 16 years, during that time making an impression on the many doctors who have undertaken their training to become specialist GPs at the practice.
“It’s a pleasure having the trainee GPs at the practice, we’re always excited by the fresh perspective that registrars bring, not only in terms of medicine but also culturally.
“Guiding and supporting the GP registrars provides our GPs with an opportunity to give back to their profession.
“The registrars also play an important role in providing patient care to our patients that can’t be addressed just by our permanent workforce,” Ms Sewell said.
John Oldfield, GP Synergy CEO, said there are currently more than 60 general practices across Western NSW accredited to train registrars.
“The role of practice managers, in practices maintaining their training accreditation and in supporting the training of GP registrars is immensely important.
“It’s practice managers that help registrars navigate the behind-the-scenes workings of general practice and support their placement and training within the practice,” Mr Oldfield said.
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