GP Synergy Awards 2020 – New England/Northwest
New England/Northwest Supervisor of the Year – Dr Hamze Hamze
Dr Hamze Hamze has been a supervisor at Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service in Moree for the last four years. In that time, he has shown exemplary leadership not least of which during the COVID-19 pandemic. While maintaining his role as a GP supporting the needs of the local Aboriginal community, he has provided a high level of support, education and training for GP registrars training at Pius X. Dr Hamze is a team player and enables registrars to become part of the Pius X team. Registrars find him approachable and a wonderful role model. He has the ability to recognize a need in the community and act upon it, for example taking on the role of the only opiate treatment program prescriber in the Local Health District, and in turn providing registrars with exposure to the program.
New England/Northwest Registrar of the Year – Dr Nada Abu Alrub
Dr Nada Abu Alrub is a GPT3 registrar working at Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service and Toomelah Aboriginal Health Clinic. She is a dedicated, positive and enthusiastic registrar who is passionate about her Aboriginal patients’ well-being and care. Nada has a passion for rural and remote communities and improving Aboriginal health, she is also a regular volunteer in humanitarian medical missions. She has also had a role in encouraging other registrars to consider undertaking their training in a rural environment in the New England/Northwest training subregion.
New England/Northwest Practice Manager of the Year – Ros Rose
Ms Ros Rose is the practice manager at the Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service in Moree, having been with the practice for 17 years. Registrars consider her a wonderful practice manager, working tirelessly to ensure that the team works cohesively and efficiently to provide the best patient care to the local community. Always supportive of registrars' education needs, Ros goes out of her way to ensure that any problem has a solution. Her genuine care for her patients is carried through to her care for registrars training at Pius X.