GP Synergy, NSW’s largest provider of vocational and prevocational general practice training, congratulates long-standing GP Synergy GP Supervisor, Dr Linda Mann, on being awarded the 2014 RACGP GP Supervisor of the Year at the GP14 conference.
Dr Mann has been supervising GP registrars and medical students at her inner west Sydney practices for over 24 years. The fact that many of the doctors working there today are former registrars and now GP supervisors is a testimony to Dr Mann’s success both as a teacher, and as a role model for the profession.
Dr Mann’s commitment and passion for teaching the next generation of GPs knows no bounds; recently she became accredited to supervise GP registrars at a clinic in Borroloola – a remote Northern Territory community.
In addition to training registrars ‘on the job’, Dr Mann has been actively involved in the formal delivery of vocational and prevocational education. In 2010, she stepped in as Acting Director of Training for GP Synergy’s former Director of Training Dr Jeremy Bunker, who lost a hard fought battle with cancer; she was also the inaugural Director of Prevocational Training for GP Synergy’s Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP).
Dr Mann has a broad and deep commitment to general practice. She is a past RACGP representative on the Editorial Panel for Diabetes Management in General Practice. She was the inaugural chair of the Inner West Sydney Medicare Local and is currently the clinical lead for their Health Pathways project. She was also involved in the development of OzDocsOnline.
Dr Mann is a shining example of compassion in general practice and an advocate of quality care for the disadvantaged. In addition to spending time in remote areas of the Northern Territory, she runs the Young Parents Antenatal Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is a long standing advocate for improving care for the disabled.
GP Synergy Chair, Dr Charlotte Hespe, is delighted Dr Mann has been publicly recognised by this prestigious award for her ongoing commitment to training Australia’s next generation of GPs.
“Dr Linda Mann is a tireless contributor to GP training and primary healthcare. Her boundless energy and genuine passion for helping doctors reach their GP aspirations is to be applauded,” she says.
“We warmly congratulate her on this well-earned achievement.”