25 October 2021

GPs recognised throughout the Territory at Annual Awards


Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has recognised GP registrars, supervisors and training posts 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, Gove, Alice Springs and Katherine.

The 2021 winners are:

  • Dr Debbie Stach GP Registrar of the Year award – Dr John Floridis (Nhulunbuy)
  • GP Supervisor of the Year – Dr Megan Cope (Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service, Katherine)
  • Training Post of the Year – Mall Medical Centre (Alice Springs)
  • Ada Wilmadda Parry Aboriginal Health Scholarship recipients – Dr Monica Mu and Dr Valerie Quah
  • Professor Alan Walker Paediatric Scholarship recipients – Dr Rosa Coleridge, Dr Yansum Lim and Dr Bronwyn Jones.

NTGPE Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pincus said it was fantastic to celebrate the award winners this year at a traditional in-person awards ceremony after last year’s ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19.

“It was a difficult decision to cancel the face-to-face NTGPE Awards night last year, so it was great to be able to present our 2021 award and scholarship winners in person once again,” he said.

“We think it is more important than ever to recognise our outstanding registrars, supervisors, and training facilities across the Territory for their demonstrated excellence in practice, education, and community impact.

“I congratulate all the winners on receiving their awards. It is great recognition for their excellent achievements in 2021.”

Dr John Floridis won the GP Registrar of the Year award, named in honour of Dr Debbie Stach, who died tragically in a car accident in 2004 soon after completing her GP training with NTGPE.

“I’m very proud of this award, and completely surprised,” said Dr Floridis.

“Being a rural generalist, whilst working in beautiful East Arnhem Land, is a privilege and simply an incredible job.

“I am inspired by clinicians around me, who have played a large role in my training, and fuel my ongoing passion for medicine.

“NTGPE delivers training that is well supported, tailored, and unique – they train registrars to deliver patient-centred care, in a culturally safe manner.”

Dr Floridis is featured in NTGPE’s Our Community, Our Health campaign, which profiles NT-based GP registrars, supervisors, and medical educators who help contribute to rural and remote health care in the diverse, challenging, and unique training environment of the Territory.

You can view his story here.