Training the next generation of GPs takes a team, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Newcastle outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors and practice managers were recognised.
Karenne Keane, Kariong Medical Centre Practice Manager, was recognised as the GP Synergy Practice Manager of the Year for the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast training subregion.
Having worked at the practice for 13 years, Karenne became practice manager 12 months ago and has made an impression over that short time for her proactive style and going above and beyond in her support of doctors training to become specialist GPs.
“The practice enjoys giving the GP registrars a great start to their training and getting to know them as they progress during their training.
“It’s great watching the registrars’ self-confidence grow during the time they are with us, it’s so inspiring to see.
“The best thing about being accredited as a training practice is that the young doctors come with new ideas, they have such great energy and are keen to interact with practice staff as they learn.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome them into the team and support them in their training to become qualified GPs,” Ms Keane said.
John Oldfield, GP Synergy CEO, said there are currently more than 160 general practices across the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast accredited to train registrars.
“The role of practice managers, in practices maintaining their training accreditation and in supporting the training of GP registrars is immensely important.
“It’s practice managers that help registrars navigate the behind-the-scenes workings of general practice and support their placement and training within the practice,” Mr Oldfield said.
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