Training the next generation of GPs takes a team, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday night outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors and practice managers were recognised.
Tara Webster, CHC Medical Coffs Harbour Practice Manager, was recognised as Practice Manager of the Year for the North Coast.
With ten years of experience as a practice manager, Ms Webster has been with CHC Medical for the last 18 months.
“I’m extremely honoured to receive the award, I have been incredibly lucky to have many of the local practice managers in our area offer invaluable advice and support, we are a close network and I think they all deserve recognition as well.
“At CHC Medical we pride ourselves on being able to collaborate and train registrars with a whole of practice approach.
“We boast an exceptionally diverse and talented range of doctors who all have their niche areas of interest.
“Coupled with a group of experienced and dedicated clinical nurses, we are able to provide not just excellent registrar training, but also positive health outcomes for our patients and the local community,” Ms Webster said.
John Oldfield, GP Synergy CEO, said there are currently 108 general practices accredited to train registrars across the North Coast, from the Queensland border down to Laurieton and inland to Grafton.
“The role of practice managers, in practices maintaining their training accreditation and in supporting the training of GP registrars, is immensely important.
“In addition to helping registrars navigate the behind-the-scenes workings of general practice, it is often practice managers that help registrars and their families settle into new towns for their training.
“If registrars realise what a great part of the world this is to live and practise in during their training they are more likely to stay here once they complete their GP training,” Mr Oldfield said.