Feeling like part of the community when you move to a new town, can make all the difference.
On Monday night, local general practice training provider GP Synergy, brought together more than 40 local health professionals and special guests including Tamworth Regional Council Deputy Mayor Councillor Helen Tickle, for a networking event to help new GP registrars settle into town.
Mrs Georgina van de Water, GP Synergy’s Deputy CEO welcomed guests, including the GP registrars training in Tamworth, Gunnedah and Manilla.
“Six doctors have moved to the Tamworth area this term, joining the 20 doctors who are in the later stages of training to specialise as GPs; all are training under the supervision of local GPs.
“GP Synergy is committed to supporting registrars and their supervisors to ensure that the GPs starting their careers receive the best medical training.
“We also provide assistance to registrars moving to rural locations to settle in, and this event is a good opportunity for the new doctors and their partners to meet locals and make connections in the community,” Mrs van de Water said.
Councillor Tickle welcomed registrars and encouraged them to make the most of the many services, recreational facilities and recreational opportunities that the Tamworth region offers.
“Supporting these initiatives is part of ensuring health professionals that train in Tamworth feel welcomed into the local community.
“The new doctors have been able to meet locals working across the health spectrum, as well as local community representatives.
“I hope the GP registrars feel that the Tamworth region is a great place to work and eventually make their home,” Councillor Tickle said.
There are currently 73 GP registrars training in more than 50 accredited general practices in New England/Northwest NSW.