- Category: Health Updates
- Created on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 10:49
Collins Street Medical Centre bids a fond farewell to our Practice Manager Extraordinaire Judith Wilson. Judith was with us from 2006 to 2012 and oversaw many quality improvements and innovations in this time.
In 2008 CSMC was awarded the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited Top 20 Excellence Award from over 1500 Practices assessed nationally which was a terrific honour and reflected the wonderful work of Judith and our whole Team. In 2010 we were delighted to be awarded the AGPAL Quality and Innovation Award from a quality list of finalists including the Melbourne Medical Service. These awards reflected the meticulous work of Judith in supervising our Practice Team and tirelessly managing the Practice.
In 2011 she oversaw the exciting move to the 7th Floor managing the renovation and transition, including development of our new website and logo.
Judith has become a great friend and colleague and has been greatly appreciated by our wider community network including Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Hospitals, The Melbourne General Practice Network and very importantly to our patients.
Other changes Judith has managed in the 6 years she has been at Collins Street Medical Centre include the development of the Swift Solutions Clinic, involvement of our Practice with the Australian Primary Practice Collaborative in the 2007 Access, Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease Wave and the 2009/10 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Disease Prevention Self Management Wave and the Team trialling an emergency medicine training program at St Vincent’s Hospital.
She has been instrumental in us leading the way with IT improvements such as our use of Doctors Control Panel and Wedgetail which improves our preventive care and gives patients secure access to their results with their GP’s individual comments attached. Recognising our strengths in IT CSMC was chosen as one of 40 Lead Practices in testing the processes in using the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record which will be available from the 1/7/2012.
She has overseen the increasing role of the General Practice Nurse in our Team with the increase from a Part Time Nurse in 2006 to 4 Practices Nurses in 2012. We were also involved in the Australian General Practice Nurses study in 2007 and developed our Swift Solutions Clinic within this.
Judith’s role was as varied as that of a General Practitioner with her managing Staff, building up the Practice Team, being an expert in Accreditation, IT, Medicare, the Health Insurance Commission and quality patient care.
Her smooth running of the Practice meant our Doctors could focus on quality patient care. General Practitioner numbers increased from 5 to 8 in her time at CSMC.
Judith commuted for over 3 hours daily for the 6 years and so left to improve her work life balance.
Her invaluable connections ensured that she has been replaced by, the very able and experienced, Brett McPherson who is the National President of the Australian Association of Practice Managers.
34 past and present Staff enjoyed a wonderful farewell dinner for Judith on Friday the 28th of April.