It takes teamwork to train the next generation of GPs, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Castle Hill last night outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors, practice managers and GP Synergy staff were recognised.
Dr Simone Heiler of Hazelbrook General Practice was named Supervisor of the Year for the Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney training subregion.
“I am really enjoying supervising. It keeps me in touch with ongoing changes in clinical practice, and helping registrars to learn how to navigate their way not only through clinical aspects, but also through the complex social and emotional aspects of managing patients in general practice is very rewarding.
“I am also constantly learning from the interaction, so it’s a win-win relationship,” Dr Heiler said.
Mr John Oldfield, CEO of local general practice education and training provider, GP Synergy, said the awards recognise excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.
“The training of GP registrars relies heavily on local GPs and accredited general practices to ensure GP registrars receive the training they require to understand and meet the needs of local communities.
“There are 270 accredited training practices across the Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney training subregion.
“With those practices training more than 300 registrars, the GP training network in the subregion deserves recognition,” Mr Oldfield said.