Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars supporting one another towards fellowship success
The Indigenous General Practice Registrar Network (IGPRN) Workshop, held from 28 to 31 March 2014 on Kaurna country in Adelaide was a resounding success with 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars attending - the most who have ever participated.
The workshop was opened by Kaurna Elder Aunty Alytja Rigney.
There is loads happening at GPRA right now, with a real flurry of activity after successfully delivering our Future of General Practice Conference in Canberra recently.
I’d like to say a massive thanks to the entire GPRA team, and particular GPRA Vice-Chair Dr Gerry Considinen who stood in for me on a now far-too-well publicised ‘babywatch’.
Gerry and the team ensured that the conference day went off without a hitch, and our Advisory Council meetings were the most energetic and enthusiastic I’ve seen yet.
Aboriginal Doctors - Closing the Gap on Palm Island by establishing new medical centre
Four Aboriginal doctors have started practicing at a new general practice, child and family-focused medical centre on Palm Island, Queensland, streamlining healthcare in the region and creating a blueprint for Indigenous healthcare across Australia.
The move heralds a new dawn in healthcare in the remote corner of Australia, a fantastic milestone for the community.
GPRA would like to their congratulations to Sophie Dunn from our Student Network, Dr Anurita Kar from our Going Places Network, and Dr Raymond Black from our Indigenous Registrars Network.