GP Synergy Awards 2020 – Western NSW
Western NSW Supervisor of the Year – A/Prof Aniello Ianuzzi
A/Prof Iannuzzi is a rural GP and visiting medical officer based in Coonabarabran since 1997. Through role modelling, his registrars have credited him with instilling a sense of vocation and what it means to be a general practitioner servicing the community. Registrars feel he goes above and beyond making their learning needs his priority. A/Prof Iannuzi ensures he maintains his knowledge of both college curriculums through regular communication with GP Synergy and attendance at supervisor events. He engages with many stakeholders involved in rural health to advocate for the ongoing need to train highly skilled doctors to service the rural community including as Network Director of Hospital Training for Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts, Australian Doctors Federation (currently Chairman), Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW, and the Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
Western NSW Registrar of the Year – Dr Seamus Barrett
Dr Seamus Barrett recently completed his GP training at Dubbo Family Doctors. During his training he completed his Advanced Rural Skills Training in Anaesthetics at Dubbo Health Service and then completed his first 12 months of GP training in Dubbo before commencing 12 months training in Forbes, an area of need. Throughout his training Seamus has been an exceptional doctor showing care, compassion and thoughtfulness for patients, community and areas of need within rural NSW. He has been a wonderful role model for other registrars.
Western NSW Practice Manager of the Year – Maryann Wood
As practice manager of the Kendal Street Medical Centre in Cowra, Maryann Wood manages a happy and efficient team providing a high level of service to the Cowra community. Education and training of registrars is managed efficiently and effectively to ensure they maximise their training experience. She anticipates wellbeing and social issues and if they do arise responds promptly and effectively. During the pandemic Maryann has coordinated a unified and comprehensive healthcare response, at the same time ensuring registrars receive adequate in-practice training, all with good humour and efficiency.