Dr Nicole Higgins commences as chair of GPSA, coming from a background as a GP supervisor in Mackay, North Queensland. Nicole also works as a medical educator for RVTS (previously Tropical Medical Training for Supervisor Education and Support), and has been a GP supervisor for 13 years. She was TMT’s 2014 Supervisor of the Year in recognition of her passion for mentoring future GPs. Nicole is a board member of the Queensland Faculty of RACGP and well-known to GPSA members as a webinar presenter and co-developer of the in-practice teaching resources freely available from the GPSA website.
Dr Gerard Connors commences as GSPA Chair, with experience as a GP supervisor for 25 years and part ownership of a large general practice in Sandringham, Victoria. He has also worked extensively with EVGPT and as a SLO.
Dr Stephen Holmes commences as GPSA Chair. Stephen is a GP/Obstetrician in Clare with a long history of advocacy for rural practice and is a Past President of the Rural Doctors Association of SA.
Dr Trish Baker lead the establishment of GPSA, coming from a background working with GPRA. Under her guidance, secured funding for GPSA to employ core staff and support GP Supervisors. Dr Baker is an experienced GP with particular interests in Mental Health, Skin Cancer medicine and Chronic Health conditions. Dr Baker is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate level and with the postgraduate GP training program, and is a clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland.
GPSA release the “Helping your registrar plan their learning in General Practice” guide to support the GP supervisor to help their registrar plan their learning.
GPSA release a suite of checklists, tools and templates to guide you through the process of establishing and/or maintaining a quality GP clinical learning environment.
Glen Wallace commences as GPSA CEO, coming from a background working with the Victorian Department of Health and Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE).
GPSA release an easy timeline and checklist for practice managers and supervisors, Before the Registrar Starts, which outlines key tasks that need to be performed, and supporting resources, from 2-3 months before a new registrar starts through to their fourth week in the practice.