Queanbeyan provides a great training ground for GPs - GP Synergy

Queanbeyan provides a great training ground for GPs

After years of study and hospital work, Dr Meredith Blackmur is well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming a specialist GP.

Dr Blackmur, who is in her third term of GP training at Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic, was named GP Synergy Murrumbidgee and ACT Registrar of the Year on Friday night at an awards evening in Canberra.

The award presented by local GP training provider, GP Synergy, recognises excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.

Growing up in a small town, Dr Blackmur was inspired by her local GP who provided care for everything from coughs and colds to late night emergencies.

“I feel very humbled to be the recipient of the award, I love what I do, and that I get to work with a wonderful practice of doctors, nurses and support staff.

“Every day I’m welcomed with a diverse range of patients, I never know what patient or medical issue will walk through my door, it always keeps me guessing!

“Queanbeyan reminds me of the town I grew up in Queensland, which is why I feel at home here, it’s big enough to be called a city, but small enough to still feel like I’m part of the community.

“After completing my training in 2019 I plan to continue working at the GP Super Clinic, as over the past year I’ve felt I’ve connected with the local community and would like nothing more than to continue seeing my patients here,” Dr Blackmur said.

GP Synergy CEO, John Oldfield, congratulated Dr Blackmur on her achievement.

“It is a pleasure for GP Synergy to recognise excellence and commitment in GP training.

“Training the GPs of tomorrow is a team effort involving registrars, their GP supervisors and practice staff.

“With 180 GP registrars currently training in more than 110 accredited general practices in the Murrumbidgee and ACT region, Dr Blackmur’s achievement is certainly something to be proud of,” he said.