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Dr Linda Mann

Dr Linda Mann

Dr Linda Mann was presented a Recognition of Service award by GPSA for her outstanding  commitment as a GP supervisor for 33 years. Linda  has

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Brad Murphy

Dr Brad Murphy

Brad has had an extensive career as a GP supervisor and work within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and veterans’s health in particular. He

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Nicole Higgins

Chair Report – March 2022

Chair’s Report March 2022 Supervisors – As servant leaders we continue to get on with the job. Supervisors understand servant leadership better than most –

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Dr Graham Toohill

Dr Graham Toohill

Graham was recently recognised by GPSA for over 25 years of service as a GP Supervisor. He has worked at Leongatha Healthcare since 1994 after

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Dr Alvin Chua

Dr Alvin Chua

Alvin was recently recognised by GPSA for over 17 years of service as a GP Supervisor. Dr Chua graduated from The University of Adelaide in

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Dr Paul Mercer

Dr Paul Mercer

Paul has enjoyed a long and varied career as a GP Supervisor since 1988 supervising 78 registrars during this time. Since establishing Silky Oaks Medical

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Nicole Higgins GPTT Staff

Chair Report – November 2021

Chair’s Report November 2021 Pictured at GP Training Tasmania (GPTT) are Joanne Folder, Dr Nicole Higgins (GPSA Chair)and Sarah Roberts. Supervisors recognised with new payment

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Dr Richard Try Dr Rowan Kruysse

Dr Richard Try

Richard recently received a recognition of service award from GPSA recognising his work over 10 years as a GP supervisor.  Dr Richard previously worked  in

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Dr PetaCornwall

Dr Peta Cornwall

Peta recently received a recognition of service award from GPSA recognising her work over 15 years as a GP supervisor. Peta has been working at

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NAIDOC Week 2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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Chair Report July 2021

Chair’s Report July 2021 Supervisors are Superheros Thank you. Life is pretty tough at the moment being a GP, let alone being a supervisor. On

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Dr Libby Garoni and Dr Mark Zagorski

Dr Mark Zagorski

Mt Beauty GP Supervisors Dr Mark Zagorski and colleague Dr Libby Garoni (pictured above) were recognised with Recognition of Service awards from GP Supervisors Australia

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Dr Libby Garoni Supervising

Dr Libby Garoni

Mt Beauty GP Supervisor Dr Libby Garoni was recognised with a Recognition of Service award from GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) in May 2021 for her

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Chair Report May/June 2021

Chair’s Report May/June 2021   More than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action Reconciliation means ‘coming together’. This is a time for us to reflect on

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Chair Report May 2021

Chair’s Report May 2021   The Devil is Always in the Detail… GPSA welcomes the return of training to the colleges. Supervisors are the experts

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Chair’s Report April 2021

Chair’s Report April 2021   Like you all, my practice has welcomed a new cohort of registrars and medical students and celebrated registrars achieving fellowship.

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Nicholas Hamilton

Dr Nicholas Hamilton

The call to GP supervision found Dr Nicholas Hamilton early in his career. In 2015, two years post fellowship, the young doctor registered as a

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Chair Report February 2020

Novel corona virus distracts from bushfire devastation   The novel corona virus now occupying our thoughts internationally has shifted much focus away from those who

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2019 Christmas message

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

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Reconciliation Action Plan

Working group on Reconciliation Action Plan GP Supervisors Australia is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to be part of a working

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Dr Richard Mayes

Dr Richard Mayes

The Dancing Doctor teaches value of self-care Leading a flash mob dance in his signature mullet wig has been a joyful step to new health

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Recognition of Service Awards

Recognition of Service Awards Twenty-seven GP supervisors with a combined 470-plus years of service have been recognised so far in 2019 for their long-term commitment

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Chair’s Report August 2019

What is a supervisor worth? GPSA recently compared the programs in relation to practice subsidies, supervisor payment and percentage retention and were astounded by the

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Dr Tiffany Jones

Dr Tiffany Jones

Recognition of service shows value of mentorship. Dr Madhara Weerasinghe’s love for general practice is testament to the impact a GP supervisor can have on

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Dr Simon Hosking

Dr Simon Hosking

Lifelong learning in supervision There is always more to learn as a GP supervisor – even after three decades in the role, according to Queensland

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Chair’s Report July 2019

GP Supervisors: A vital part of General Practice training GP supervisors and their practices have been the cornerstone of the AGPT program since its inception

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Dr Mohammed Sultan

Dr Sultan’s Quest to ensure each registrar reaches their potential GP registrars under Dr Mohammed Sultan’s supervision experience a prime example of cradle-to-grave care in

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Dr Geoff Norman

Dr Geoff Norman

Geoff driven to learn and guide. After 36 years as a GP supervisor Dr Geoff Norman is first to admit a supervisor does not need

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Calm Your Chaos

Calm Your Chaos Overwhelm is the result of trying to do everything and not playing to your strengths. GP supervisors typically teach, employ, mentor, manage,

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Chair Report March 2019

A starker jolt than the New Zealand massacre we will hopefully not experience again. We unreservedly share our sympathies with those directly affected with the

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Double time on Sundays?

Double time on Sundays? After hours /work outside of ordinary hours attracts the same base rate of remuneration as in ordinary hours. We recently received

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How should AIR payments be managed?

What are Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) payments Immunisations and the associated actions attract an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) payment, which falls under the Service Incentive

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Policy News December 2018

POLICY NEWS DECEMBER 2018   New Medical Board guidelines on sexual boundaries The Medical Board of Australia has released new guidelines – Sexual boundaries in

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Policy News November 2018

POLICY NEWS – NOVEMBER 2018 This month in Policy News we look to the areas where future policy will be needed, particularly around….you guessed it!

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Policy News October

Policy News – October Current consultations AHPRA is currently consulting on amendments to the National Law in order to keep the Law up to date

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ACRRM Advertorial October

Become an ACRRM member today The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is committed to making a positive difference to members through their

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Dr Ewen McPhee

Dr Ewen McPhee

Ewen’s mission to train and retain rural doctors. It is difficult to quantify the number of doctors veteran GP supervisor Dr Ewen McPhee has mentored

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Registrar performance awareness

Registrar performance awareness Training practices are boosting patient care and registrar development with the help of GP-designed software package Doctors Control Panel (DCP). Belgrave Medical

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Dr Aline Smith

Dr Aline Smith

Peer support key to Aline’s supervision. Long-time GP supervisor Dr Aline Smith is not only passionate about educating the next generation of family doctors, but

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RMA18 Full Program Announced

RMA18 full program announced Rural Medicine Australia 2018 (RMA18) is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia, presented by the Australian

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Dr Janet and Andrew McDonald

Supervision a shared journey. From sharing the same surname to place of medical practice, Victorian GP supervisors Dr Janet McDonald (pictured left) and Dr Andrew

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Chair Report June 2018

  GP Training… it’s all about quality and managing risk. I marvel at the Australian GP Training System. I marvel because as GP Supervisors we

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June Policy News

POLICY NEWS JUNE 2018 MABEL (Medicine in Australia – balancing employment and life)  There has been a fair bit of attention in the medical media to

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June Research Round Up

RESEARCH ROUNDUP JUNE 2018 In this month’s Research Roundup, we look at some of the latest papers on professionalism including a handy app for students,

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Policy News – March

POLICY NEWS – MARCH 2018 Rural Generalism: the Collingrove Agreement Amazing what a meeting in a wine-growing region and a new face can do for

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Research Roundup – March

RESEARCH ROUNDUP – MARCH 2018 Have you come across MedEdPublish yet? It’s the European Association of Medical Educators’ (AMEE) open access journal. Edited by local

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NTGPE March eNews 2018

Tacit knowledge in general practice – we can know more than we can tell Michael Polanyi, the philosopher, economist and physical chemist said, “I shall

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Dr Frank Jones

Frank’s mission: “I want you to be a great GP.” Frank Jones is passionate about the profession of general practice, and instilling the same enthusiasm

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GP Supervisors recognised

Congratulations   In January 54 GP Supervisors were recognised for the service they have provided to their respective communities. Congratulations to; John Hackett – Wonthaggi

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Chair Report February

    Congratulations and Thank You… YOU are valued! 54 GP Supervisors were recognised for the service they have provided to their respective communities on

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Policy News

POLICY NEWS DEC 2017 As we wind down to the end of the year, we look at the latest items in terms of policy including

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December Research Roundup

RESEARCH NEWS – DECEMBER 2017 In this month’s research news we focus in on power dynamics in supervision (“you don’t know the power of the

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November Chair Report

  “The Silverware returns” was the turn of phrase tweeted by the GP community after The Hon. Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement last week that GP

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Teaching plans in place

Teaching plans in place GP Supervisor Marita Long is returning the inspiring mentorship she received as a mature-aged registrar. Marita Long, then aged 36, was

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November Research Roundup

This month we will be unashamedly self-promotional and mention three important projects that GPSA are involved in with the aim of raising the profile of

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November Policy News

November Policy News   As ‘conference season’ comes to a close, there were two items of policy news that have the sector buzzing!   1.

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Chair Report September

It’s Spring… a busy baby time! Historically ABS statistics show that Australian’s birth more frequently in March and you guessed it Spring, which means statistically

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2017 National Supervisor Survey

2017 National Supervisor Survey Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 National Supervisor Satisfaction Survey. Results are currently being analysed but here’s some teasers

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Parental Leave

Parental Leave A common enquiry to the GPSA office is, ‘how do I know if I need to pay parental leave?’ Under the NTCER, Clause

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Supervision seed planted early

Supervision seed planted early GP supervisor Lisa Fraser says registrars should be inspired to build mentoring skills as a stepping stone to becoming supervisors. Lisa

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Policy News September

POLICY NEWS September 2017 WARNING! You are entering a policy news zone free of any references to marriage-equality or dual citizenship. Instead this month’s Policy

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August Chair Report

You communicate more when you’re unhappy… High survey response rates often indicate something is amiss. It’s similar to the old chestnut: “An unhappy person will

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Research Roundup – August

RESEARCH ROUNDUP – August 2017 This month’s Research Roundup features our GPSA Chair, Steve Holmes and the MJA musing on pathology test ordering rates;  the

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Policy News August

POLICY NEWS – August 2017 This month’s Policy News has a focus on rural health policy and research, cost-effectiveness of clinical trials and everyday heroes

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ACRRM – August eNewsletter

Applications for ACRRM Independent Pathway open 21 August 2017 The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s (ACRRM) Independent Pathway is an accredited training pathway

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Policy News – July

POLICY NEWS – JUNE 2017 This month’s Policy News has a focus on social media, preventive health and climate change. MBS Taskforce consultation The MBS

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Research Roundup – July

RESEARCH ROUNDUP – June 2017 This month’s Research Roundup looks at articles on cultural safety, feedback-seeking, teaching communication skills, social media and a piece on

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Dr Chris Jenkins

Supervision a fun journey for Chris. Sole principal of Hallett Cove Corner Surgery Chris Jenkins became a GP supervisor 16 years ago to help boost

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Research Roundup – May 2017

Research Roundup – May 2017 This month’s Research Roundup explores the use of Twitter in exam preparation, EPAs, flipped classrooms, interprofessional learning and tips on

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POLICY NEWS MAY 2017

POLICY NEWS MAY 2017 Well there’s only one policy item at this time of year and that of course is the Federal Budget. This year’s

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Dr Danny Byrne

‘Ferrous Man’ has infused fun factor to Danny’s supervision. It’s no coincidence that iron infusion specialist ‘Ferrous Man’ appears at the same registrar training events

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Dr Hubert Van Doorn

Curtain Closing for Long Term Supervisor Hubert Van Doorn’s life as a GP principle and main supervisor in his practice in East Brunswick has drawn

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Chair Report April 2017

Chair Report April 2017   On Thursday Assistant Minister for Health, The Hon. David Gillespie announced the coalitions investment of $54.4 million over the next

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Dr Lisa Mifsud

Dr Lisa Mifsud

Age no barrier to GP supervisors Dr Lisa Mifsud, 33, is among young supervisors proving age is no barrier to helping to train Australia’s next

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Dr Ursula Russell

For almost two decades, Ursula Russell has mentored young doctors who pass through the halls of Shepparton’s Lister House Medical Centre. Arriving in Shepparton in

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Policy News December 2016

In the August 2016 Supervisor Survey, members indicated that they would like GPSA to provide more information on relevant government policy. Policy News attempts to

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Dr-Rohan-Gay

Dr Rohan Gay

Doctor Rohan Gay, who has been practicing at Walter Road East General Practitioners in Bayswater WA for over 20 years, has been named 2016 GP

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Gunyaŋara Clinic Staff

Dr Wendy Page

Miwatj Health Centre is an Aboriginal Medical Service that stands tall and proud when it comes to general practice training and service provision in Arnhem

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Policy News – November 2016

In the August 2016 Supervisor Survey, members indicated that they would like GPSA to provide more information on relevant government policy. Policy News attempts to

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Chair Report – August 2016

Keeping GP supervisors front and centre! I had the pleasure of meeting WA supervisors recently at WAGPET’s Supervisor conference, which attracted 159 dedicated GP supervisors

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Chair Report – May 2016

Medicare freeze You’ve got to love democracy and elections right? Apparently no-one, not labor, nor the Health Minister herself, actually wants a Medicare freeze. Is

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