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.
The board and staff at GPSA
GPSA Recognition of Service Awards
Clyde Ronan, Yarrawonga Medical Clinic, Victoria
Robert Karmouche, Ballarat Group Practice, Victoria
Penny Browne, Hornsby GP Unit, NSW
Geoff Norman, Nambour Medical Centre, NSW
Simon Hosking, Aberdovy Clinic Bundaberg, Queensland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Supervisor of the Year – Dr Catherine Stewart
Practice Manager of the Year – Ms Sonya Sewell
Supervisor of the Year Award – Dr Marion Tait
Practice Manager of the Year Award – Ms Dianne Kerr
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.)
Date reviewed: 18 December 2019
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