The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has congratulated the winners of the annual RACGP Queensland faculty awards.
This year’s winners:
· GP of the Year is Dr Emily Gordon of Peregian Springs Doctors
· GP in Training of the Year is Dr Kelly McIntosh of the Thursday Island Community Wellness Centre in the Torres Strait
· General Practice of the Year is the Nundah Village Family Practice
· GP Supervisor of the Year is Dr Danielle James of the Ashgrove Family Practice.
RACGP Acting President Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda today congratulated the award winners.
“This year’s award winners highlight why general practice is so important for communities across Queensland,” Associate Professor Shenouda said.
“Dr Gordon has lived and worked in Peregian Springs for around ten years and made a huge impression on the local community. Her love of general practice stems from her early years of practice in outback Queensland.
“She enjoys providing comprehensive care to the entire spectrum of life from young children to older people and has a special interest in women’s health. Advocating for women and girls locally and internationally is also a passion of hers, she is actively involved in the Zonta Club of Maroochy.
“Dr McIntosh has done a superb job in the Torres Strait in a remote community with health needs that are very different to other places in Australia. She is an all-rounder with extensive skills in areas including the provision of palliative care, mental health care and sexual health.
“The Thursday Island GP has shown a willingness again and again to go that extra mile. That includes leading a region-wide education session involving allied care providers around domestic and family violence that was presented virtually to primary health clinics through the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region.
“The Nundah Village Family Practice is the perfect example of a practice that seeks out every opportunity to improve the care and treatment of all patients.
“It is a young, modern and adaptive practice where GPs take part in regular in-house team training and professional development to ensure they stay ahead of curve. With a respiratory clinic next door, the practice has also done an outstanding job in relation to COVID-19 testing and screening.
“Dr James has been a supervisor for 20 years and has performed some incredible work in the development, implementation and delivery of education to GP registrars, practice managers and supervisors.
“She is also involved in community education around childhood cancer through her work at Hummingbird House hospice where she delivers paediatric palliative care.
“To all the award winners - congratulations and all the best in your future endeavours in the years ahead. Your communities are lucky to have you.”
The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our community, celebrating the achievements of exceptional individuals who go above and beyond to care for their patients.