Being able to continue her specialist GP training in Blayney after relocating from Sydney has worked out perfectly for Dr Jordon Cox.
Apart from being a GP in training, Dr Cox is also the wife of the new Anglican minister, and mother of two.
“I wear many hats and love them all!” Dr Cox said.
“The opportunity came up for my husband to work in Blayney and we soon fell in love with this lovely little town.
“I plan on staying a rural GP.
“I know the needs of rural areas and I hope that I can be an answer to a small part of that.”
As Blayney Family Medical Practice is an accredited GP training facility, the move to Blayney was a smooth one.
“I’m looking forward to being pushed outside my comfort zone and extending my skills while being supported by a great supervisor in Dr Vijayakumar.
“As a GP it’s so rewarding to walk beside people through their lives, from pregnancies through to baby, mental illness through to health, even chronic illness through to palliative care.
“It’s great getting to treat whole families,” Dr Cox said.
CEO of regional GP training organisation GP Synergy, Georgina van de Water, said the local community plays an important role in helping doctors settle in and form personal networks.
“GP registrars contribute significantly to primary healthcare provision in rural areas like Blayney, with each completing about 2500 consultations each year,” Mrs van de Water said.
“Over the many years that we have been training doctors to specialise as GPs in rural communities, the consistent feedback we receive is that they find rural training a rich and rewarding learning environment.
“Collectively, and individually, we all have a role to play to encourage these doctors to stay working rurally after completing training.
“Receiving a first-class training experience is critical, as is ensuring doctors and their families, are well-supported and nurtured by their local community.”
Dr Cox is currently one of 122 GP registrars training in the Western NSW subregion and 2 in Blayney.
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