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Local Bannockburn Doctor Cameron Profitt Awarded for supporting the future GP Workforce

Local GP Dr Cameron Profitt was this week recognised for their contribution to the Bannockburn and surrounding community as a dedicated GP Supervisor.













Dr Profitt began servicing the Bannockburn area many years ago as a GP before becoming a GP Supervisor over 20 years ago.

GP Supervisors are highly trained specialist GPs who oversee the training of Australia’s future family practitioners in an apprenticebased model; shaping, guiding and mentoring the professional behaviours expected of General Practitioners before they can be vocationally registered.

General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) Chair, Dr Bruce Willett said many GPs like Dr Profitt were attracted to supervision because having a hand in the growth of competence and confidence of GP registrars adds another layer of complexity and interest to the role of a community GP.”

Dr Profitt is one of 93 GP Supervisors being recognised nationally, having provided over 20 years service to the local community.

“Dr Profitt is being recognised for their commitment to providing the very best care to patients whilst mentoring the future GP workforce”, Dr Willett said.

“GP training practices and supervisors must be accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and/or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to train registrars engaged within the Australian General Practice Training Program.

Dr Frank Jones, RACGP President congratulated Dr Profitt, for so many years of service.

“General practice supervisors are at the coalface of GP training. Our communities receive high quality care from trainees and GPs. It is the apprenticeship model that supports best health outcomes for patients, and we are proud to recognise our colleagues for their many years of service.”

“The RACGP is responsible for developing and maintaining the standards of general practice in Australia, including the standards for vocational training of GP registrars. It is a quality assurance measure our patients can have confidence in - training practices are high quality practices.”

Community members can find out more information on the GPSA website /community.

The award recipient provided the following quote:

"Supervising keeps your mind active and makes you reflect on your own practice. It’s a good opportunity to network with other supervisors."