Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney GPs recognised for contribution to GP training

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Nov 24, 2017 | Latest news | Media releases

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.

“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,” said Mr John Oldfield, CEO of local general practice education and training provider, GP Synergy.

“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,” he said.

The awards recognise excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.

GP Synergy employee of the Year Award – Ms Shirleen Chand

As an events coordinator, Shirleen’s skills in organising events from registrar workshops to exam preparation workshops, are appreciated. She has provided excellent support to her local medical education team, always communicating effectively and going the extra yard to assist.

Practice Manager of the Year Award – Ms Julie Dominish Hornsby GP Unit

Julie’s extensive experience as a practice manager and in general practice training, makes the experience of any registrar training at Hornsby GP Unit a very positive one. She is a key contributor to registrars learning about the non-medical side of general practice and supports them throughout the GP training process. One registrar observed, “Julie is the type of practice manager who you would like to take with you everywhere you go”.

Registrar of the Year Award – Dr Eliza Davis

Dr Davis demonstrates all the attributes of an excellent GP. She has trained in several different areas of Sydney with very different demographics and in each she has worked hard to understand the local communities in which she practices. Dr Davis has been described by her peers as “dedicated”, “a role model for other clinicians” and “a team player who is willing to go the extra mile for her patients and to support her colleagues”. (Dr Davis was not present to receive her award)

Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Simone Heiler Hazelbrook General Practice

Dr Heiler started at Hazelbrook General Practice as a registrar, eventually becoming a partner in the practice two years ago. She finds supervising a win-win as she is constantly learning from the interaction with registrars. Registrars, in turn, find themselves with a structured education program delivered with enthusiasm, patience and a high regard for their learning and wellbeing.