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NT’s top GPs recognised at prestigious awards ceremony

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has recognised GP registrars and supervisors across the Territory after announcing this year’s winners of its Annual Awards.

The awards celebrate the knowledge, capabilities, and commitment of GP training practices, supervisors, and registrars located across the NT, with this year’s winners based in Darwin, Katherine and Tennant Creek.

The 2022 winners are:

  • Dr Debbie Stach GP Registrar of the Year award – Dr Lisa Waters (East Arnhem)

  • GP Supervisor of the Year – Dr Jasmine Banner (Katherine)

  • Training Post of the Year – Tennant Creek Hospital

  • Ada Wilmadda Parry Aboriginal Health Scholarship recipients – Dr Amanda Robinson and Dr Elise O'Connor

  • Professor Alan Walker Memorial Scholarship recipients – Dr Deanne Ashford, Dr Stefanie Pender and Dr Valerie Quah.

The awards night also celebrated the 27 GP registrars who received their fellowship through NTGPE over the past 12 months.

NTGPE Chief Executive Officer Dr Richard Zanner said it was fantastic occasion to come together to celebrate GP training excellence in the Territory.

“We think it’s important to recognise our outstanding registrars, supervisors, and training facilities across the Territory for their demonstrated excellence in practice, education, and community impact,” Dr Zanner said.

“I congratulate all the winners on receiving their awards. It is great recognition for their excellent achievements in 2022.”

Dr Zanner characterised the training period of the NTGPE's most recent fellowship cohort by describing a "world that is in a perpetual state of commotion".

“This year’s fellows are not only successful, but also adaptable and exude the balance and harmony symbolised by the emerald theme of this year’s awards,” he said.

“There has been an immense wealth of knowledge that has been acquired in the sector over many years, and to transition this knowledge to a college-led model of training requires preservation of the close-knit community of practice that embodies general practice training in the Northern Territory.”

Tennant Creek Hospital’s Dr Sarah Goddard said she was very honoured to accept NTGPE Training Post of the Year on behalf of the hospital.

“As a team we are grateful, and congratulations to all the nominees,” said Dr Goddard.

“Tennant Creek Hospital and Tennant Creek General Practice will continue to train and support future rural doctors.”

You can read more about Dr Goddard’s work in Tennant Creek here:

To find out more about NTGPE and the awards, visit

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