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Join the search for a hero

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A nationwide hunt has been launched to find the heroes working in GP practice teams.

Launched by the medical newspaper Australian Doctor, the competition is intended to celebrate the fundamental role of all staff members in the care of patients, families and communities.

“We thought it would be a great way for people to hear the true life stories about what GP teams are doing, the differences they are making to people’s lives,” said Dr Kate Kelso, Australian Doctor medical editor.

“This is about nurses and receptionists, about the practice mangers keeping the business afloat and about GPs themselves.

“We’ve already had entries from doctors writing about their receptionist dealing with vulnerable, marginalised patients experiencing extreme anxiety and stress in the waiting room, stories of nurses preventing serious harm. But this is about anyone in the team and it can be serious and it can be funny.”

Australian Doctor is offering a $5000 holiday voucher to the winning hero, $5000 to the GP nominating their hero and $2000 Good Food voucher so the winning doctor can take their team out for dinner 

It’s urging entrants to send their nomination along with an account of their colleagues’ heroics to competition@australiandoctor.com.au.

Entries close on 22nd June 2018.