Training the next generation of GPs is a cooperative affair, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Dubbo on Tuesday night outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors and practice managers were recognised.
Sheree Quinn, Clive Bishop Medical Centre Practice Manager, was recognised as Practice Manager of the Year for Western NSW.
Born and bred in Broken Hill, Ms Quinn began working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 2004 and has been practice manager since the medical centre opened its doors three years ago.
“It’s such an honour to be nominated, I’m still quite shocked that I was nominated let alone won the award.
“I just love my job and the people I work with in the Clive Bishop Medical Centre – we are a great team!
“The best thing about working with registrars is the passion they have for wanting to help people make a difference to their health,” Ms Quinn said.
John Oldfield, GP Synergy CEO, said there are currently more than a hundred general practices across Western NSW 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.
“In addition to helping registrars navigate the behind-the-scenes workings of general practice, it is often practice managers that help registrars and their families settle into new towns for their training.
“If registrars realise what a great part of the world Western NSW is to live and practise in during their training they are more likely to stay here once they complete their GP training,” Mr Oldfield said.