Training the next generation of GPs takes a team effort, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Bondi on Wednesday night outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors, practice managers and GP Synergy staff were recognised.
GP Synergy CEO Mr John Oldfield said that the training of GP registrars relies heavily on local GPs and accredited general practices to ensure GP registrars receive the training they require to understand and meet the needs of local communities.
“With 335 accredited training facilities across Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney, training 370 registrars, the GP training network in the region deserves recognition.
“GP Synergy is committed to delivering a regionally-based training program that meets the needs of metropolitan, rural and remote communities,” Mr Oldfield said.
The awards recognise excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.
Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Fadi Abouzeid
Fadi is a supervisor at Campsie Medical and Dental Centre where he has been supervising registrars since 2014. His dedication to supervision of registrars goes beyond their placement with him, by continuing as a mentor and dedicating his own time to help his former trainees with exam preparation. One former registrar has said: I can say without a doubt that Dr Abouzeid has imparted to me his passion for general practice, his passion for practising high quality evidence-based medicine, and his passion for teaching and education.
Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney Practice Manager of the Year Award – Michael Archibald
Michael is practice manager for more than 20 accredited GP training facilities across NSW, that are currently training 18 registrars. Not surprisingly, Michael is considered to be very efficient and his responsiveness to GP Synergy staff and registrars is notable. His organization of orientation, teaching events and dinners are appreciated in helping registrars settle into practices and for them to get to know the practice team.
Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney Registrar of the Year Award – Dr Martiane Bersano
Martiane is currently in her GPT2 term at Trinity Health Care Centre, Liverpool. During her training she has demonstrated a deep commitment to patient care, often going above and beyond what was expected of her, including regularly check patient results and contacting patients on her days off including attended the practice to meet patients regarding abnormal results. Her rapport with patients is clear as patients have followed her as she has changed practices for training. It is obvious from nominations for this award her altruism is to highly admired.
Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney Staff Member of the Year Award – Nicole Tooma
Nicole is a Marketing and Events Coordinator based in our Chippendale office. In her role she is required to be responsive, flexible, highly organised and professional, and she does this with ease – and always with a smile. She is also always willing to help the rest of the team. Nicole’s high level of customer service makes supervisors and registrars feel appreciated, assured and welcomed to each event she coordinates.
NSW / ACT RACGP Registrar of the Year Award – Dr Rachael Wright
This award acknowledges the registrar that has completed the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) fellowship exam with the highest overall score for 2017/2018. Rachael undertook her GP training across a variety of training positions within the Central Eastern and South Western Sydney region, completing her GP training in April 2018, having fellowed she is now working and living in London. During her training Rachael was always hard working and diligent, and during her Extended Skills term made a significant contribution to Health Pathways.
Photos from the event are available in our image gallery.