Date:

22 February 2017

More GPs to help communities across South Australia.

22 February 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adelaide, South Australia

Communities across South Australia will soon have improved access to better health care.

Last week 105 new general practice registrars (doctors in training) have commenced their roles as General Practitioners (GP) in clinics across the state.

This group of registrars join the growing number of doctors specialising in general practice and undertaking their training with GPEx, South Australia’s General Practice Training Organisation.

GPEx Chief Executive Officer, Christine Cook, believes that the ability to provide continuity of patient care is a key contributing factor behind the increased numbers, as it provides a more meaningful career in today’s medical environment.

“As a GP you are the primary point of contact for your community and are instrumental in helping generations to stay healthy and happy over a lifetime, something that is not offered by any other specialties.”

“Being able to make a difference in a community and seeing better health outcomes for patients makes for a very rewarding career.”

Dr Joanna McLeod, who is practising at Tudor Medical Centre, decided to specialise in general practice due to the variety of medicine practised, as well as continuity of patient care.

“There are many facets of medicine that appeal to me and in general practice I get to do a little bit of all of them – treating acute and chronic illness, procedural medicine, pregnancy care, paediatrics, the list is almost endless.”

“I like the nature of the long-term relationships built with patients in general practice and seeing families through many different stages of life and illness (and wellness!).”

“I also believe that in general practice you can make the biggest difference in regards to preventative health which I am passionate about.”

Joanna will be joining over 500 other registrars currently training with GPEx.

About GPEx

GPEx is the South Australian Training Organisation which delivers general practice training to doctors selected to specialise in General Practice (GP) in Australia. It is a provider of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program that is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Media enquiries

Katrina Broad, Marketing and Engagement Advisor, GPEx
P: 08 8490 0404 | E: katrina.broad@gpex.com.au

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