Celebrating the achievements of our members

It’s time to hang up the “out of office” sign at GPSA and wish all our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

For those who are unable to take a break or will be on-call over the festive season, thank you for your work and we hope you enjoy what time you can with family and friends (furry ones count).

The GPSA office will be closing at noon on Tuesday (December 24) and reopens on Thursday, January 2.

To round off the year we have put together a GP Supervisor “roll of honour” for 2019 – the supervisors who have received GPSA Recognition of Service Awards and those whose work has been recognised by a regional training organisation or at a national level by the RACGP.

In the past 12 months, GPSA has been contacted by medical practices nominating 39 GP supervisors for Recognition of Service.

Please say congratulations (and a big thank you) to these doctors (listed below) for their contribution to GP training during their careers. Special mention goes to Dr Clive Ronan, from Yarrawonga, Victoria, for his 35 plus years of service.

Another of our members, Dr Raphael Torome, took out the prestigious honour of being named the General Practice Supervisor of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Torome works at the Lake Bonney Private Medical Centre in Barmera in the South Australian Riverland.

Next year will be an exciting one for GPSA with a number of important research projects underway to complement our work producing the free, open-access teaching resources and advocating for our members.

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on our progress through our regular eNews editions.

Until then, we wish you a safe and happy festive season.

Regards,

The  board and staff at GPSA

 

GPSA Recognition of Service Awards

35+ years

Clyde Ronan, Yarrawonga Medical Clinic, Victoria

30+ years

Robert  Karmouche, Ballarat Group Practice, Victoria

Penny Browne,  Hornsby GP Unit, NSW

Geoff Norman, Nambour Medical Centre, NSW

Simon Hosking, Aberdovy Clinic Bundaberg, Queensland

25+ Years

Michael DeVries, Winmalee Medical Centre, NSW

David Welch, Stuart Park Surgery, Northern Territory

Neil Donovan, Berry Medical Centre, NSW

Deborah McClure, George Street Medical Practice, Bathurst, NSW

20+ Years

Bruce Watts, CHC Medical Centre. Coffs Harbour, NSW

Shaunagh Jones, Knopwood Medical Centre, Rokeby, Tasmania

Diana House, The Doctor House, Yungaburra, Queensland

Sheilagh Cronin, Flinders Medical Centre, Cloncurry, Queensland

15+ years

Timothy Fitzpatrick, Terang Medical Clinic, Victoria

Gerard Travers, Dr Foster & Associates, Bunbury, Western Australia

James Allen, Hills Medical Service, Aldgate, South Australia

Fouad Dawood, Hill Medical Services, Aldgate, South Australia

Anna Schettini,  Health at Campbelltown, South Australia

Malcolm Altson, Euroa Medical Family Practice, Victoria

Denise Powell, Millbank Medical Practice, Bundaberg, Queensland

Tiffany Jones,  Dee Why General Practice, NSW

Christopher Boyle, Raymond Terrace Family Practice, NSW

James Bushell, The Medical Clinic Millicent, South Australia

Craig Morris, Banyo Clinic, Queensland

10+ Years

David Foley, Hawkesbury Family Practice, NSW

Tom Chao, Buranda Family & Wynnum Plaza medical centres, Queensland

Mohammed Sultan, Family Health Clinic Gatton, Queensland

Tim Slimming, Seacombe Medical Centre, South Australia

Christine Lucas, Investigator Clinic, Port Lincoln, South Australia

Sue Masel, Goondiwindi Medical Centre, Queensland

Kate Manderson, Worrigee Street (Nowra) Medical Centre, NSW

Matt Masel, Goondiwindi Medical Centre, Queensland

Frank Brunacci, Prospect Medical Centre, Tasmania

Kim Manias,  Stuart Park Surgery, Northern Territory

Stephan VanEeden, The Medical Clinic Millicent, South Australia

Virja Panday, ATSICHS Mackay, Queensland

Stephen Ross, Young District Medical Centre, NSW

Peter Spafford, Gorge Health, Northern Territory

Andrew Png, Kwinana & Aubin Grove medical centres, Western Australia

Download: GPSA Recognition of Service roll of honour 2019

 

RACGP General Practice Supervisor of the Year

RACGP General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Raphael Torome

QLD General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Clare Maher

VIC General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Niroshe Amarasekera

TAS General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Jane Hampson

SA and NT General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Raphael Torome

WA General Practice Supervisor of the Year – Dr Derrick Kuan

NSW and ACT – Not awarded

 

GP Synergy

Nepean, Western & Northern Sydney

Supervisor of the Year – Dr Chris Coghill
Practice Manager of the Year – Mr Troy Rutz

Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney

Supervisor of the Year – Dr Irina Chernyak
Practice Manager of the Year – joint award winners Victoria Gassner and Des Clarke

New England/Northwest

Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Casey Sullivan
Practice Manager of the Year Award – Ms Sarah Freeman

Hunter, Manning and Central Coast

Supervisor of the Year – Dr Christopher Boyle
Practice Manager of the Year – Ms Karenne Keane

South Eastern NSW

Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Jarrod Alkemade
Practice Manager of the Year Award – Ms Sarah Pryor

Murrumbidgee and ACT

Supervisor of the Year – Dr Nicholas Hamilton
Practice Manager of the Year – Ms Greta Evans

Western NSW

Supervisor of the Year – Dr Catherine Stewart
Practice Manager of the Year – Ms Sonya Sewell

North Coast
Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Marion Tait
Practice Manager of the Year Award – Ms Dianne Kerr

EVGPT

2019 EV Supervisor of the Year – Metropolitan
Dr Terence Heng, Nunawading Clinic

2019 EV Supervisor of the Year – Rural
Dr Lloyd Waters, Clocktower Medical Centre, Sale

(Note: Not all RTOs hold their own annual awards but we have included the winners of supervisor awards for those that do.)