2022 RACGP National Awards

2022 RACGP National Awards

Congratulations to our 2022 RACGP Award winners

The RACGP wishes a warm congratulations to our state and national award winners. The national award winners were acknowledged at the National Academic, Awards and Fellowship ceremony on 27 November 2022.

2022 RACGP National Award winners

RACGP National Awards
Rose-Hunt Award                         A/Prof Ayman Shenouda
Life Fellowship E/Prof Siaw-Teng Liaw
Honorary Fellowship Dr Timothy Jackson
Corlis Award Dr Rebecca Stewart
Future Leaders President’s Medal Dr Michael Tam
General Practitioner of the Year Dr Anju Aggarwal
Dr Abhishek Verma
General Practice Supervisor of the Year Dr Alan Leeb
General Practitioner in Training of the Year Dr Karen Freilicha
General Practice of the Year Barton Lane Practice, NSW

 

RACGP Rural Awards
Brian Williams Award Dr Margaret Garde
Rural GP in Training of the Year Dr Kieran Webb-Sawyer
Rural Medical Student Bursary Award Jared Lawrence
Community Project of the Year Dr Matthew Poole

 

RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards

Growing Strong Award Rebecca Davison
Standing Strong Together Award Dr Rowena Ivers
Medical Student Award Lauren Roth

2022 RACGP State Award winners

General Practitioner of the Year
NSW&ACT Dr Anju Aggarwal
Dr Chris Harrison
QLD Dr Stephen Kearney
SA&NT Dr Holly Deer
TAS Dr Christopher Hughes
VIC Dr Abhishek Verma
WA Dr Craig Berg
 
General Practice Supervisor of the Year
NSW&ACT Dr Rohana Wanasinghe
QLD Dr Luke Notley
SA&NT Not awarded
TAS Dr Lester Pepingco
VIC Dr Christopher Ford
WA Dr Alan Leeb
 
General Practitioner in Training of the Year
NSW&ACT Dr Katie Fisher
QLD Dr Laura MacDonald
SA&NT Dr Kai Wan
TAS Dr Miranda Hann
VIC Dr Karen Freilich
WA Dr Daniel Hunt
 
General Practice of the Year
NSW&ACT Barton Lane Practice
QLD Myall Medical
SA&NT Berri Medical Clinic
TAS John Street Medical
VIC Narregate Medical & Dental Centre
WA Skye Medical Armadale

RACGP Award categories

General Practitioner of the Year

Who is eligible: GP of the Year award nominees must be a current financial member of the RACGP and hold current unconditional medical registration within the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

Who can nominate?: The GP of the Year (nominee) may be nominated by a member of the medical profession, a member of the general public, a member of a regional training provider or division of general practice etc.

Criteria: A winner will be chosen from each state, and one national winner will be chosen from amongst the state finalists. This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • understanding and commitment to general practice
  • service to the public
  • involvement in training and continuing professional development

NB: Previous winners of the RACGP GP of the Year award in the past cannot be considered for this award again until a period of 5 years has elapsed. You can view the list of previous winners online.

General Practitioner Supervisor of the Year

Who is eligible: Nominees must be an RTO or RVTS accredited supervisor in terms of the RACGP Standards for general practice training, with responsibility for GPs in training in a clinical setting.

Who can nominate?: The GP Supervisor of the Year (nominee) may be nominated by the medical profession, regional training providers, general practice divisions or a surveyor from an accrediting body.

Criteria: A winner will be chosen from each state, and one national winner will be chosen from amongst the state finalists. This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • understanding a commitment to general practice and training/mentoring
  • performance as a GP
  • role model as a trainer/mentor
  • involvement in delivery of registrar training e.g. organisaiton/administration

NB: Previous winners of the RACGP GP Supervisor of the Year award in the past cannot be considered for this award again until a period of 5 years has elapsed. You can view the list of previous winners online.

General Practitioner in Training of the Year

Who is eligible: GPs in Training are eligible for nomination for the GP in Training of the Year award if:

  1. They are enrolled in a Recognised Training Program as at the date of the close of the award’s nomination period
  2. They completed a Recognised Training Program subsequent to the close of the nomination period in the previous year.

Nominees for the award must be a current member of the College and hold current unconditional medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Who can nominate?: The GP in Training of the Year (nominee) may be nominated by general practice trainers/mentors or other GPs (sponsor).

Criteria: A winner will be chosen from each state, and one national winner will be chosen from amongst the state finalists. This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • commitment to general practice and to learning
  • service to patients, practice and education
  • services to the community.

It is highly recommended that nominators do not discuss their nomination with the intended nominee.

General Practice of the Year

Who is eligible: General Practices with a current accreditation status can be nominated for the General Practice of the Year Award. Nominees must have at least one current financial RACGP member within their practice and must provide information for the RACGP member who will receive the award on behalf of their practice.

Who can nominate?: The General Practice of the Year (nominee) may be nominated by a member of the medical profession, a member of the general public, a member of a regional training provider or division of general practice etc.

Criteria: A winner will be chosen from each state, and one national winner will be chosen from amongst the state finalists. This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • the current accreditation status of the practice; nominations will only be accepted for this award where the relevant practice is an accredited practice
  • the structure of the practice, including facilities for both patients and staff
  • the services provided to patients by the practice (e.g. patient education materials, health promotion, preventive care, reminder systems)
  • delivery of services to patients by practice staff
  • an outline of what differentiated the practice from other practices
  • details of current involvement in general practice teaching

NB: Previous winners of the RACGP General Practice of the Year award in the past cannot be considered for this award again until a period of 5 years has elapsed. You can view the list of previous winners online.

Rose-Hunt Award

The Rose-Hunt Award is the highest accolade awarded by the RACGP. The award is a gift from the Royal College of General Practitioners to the RACGP, commemorating the founding members of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr Fraser Rose and Lord Hunt of Fawley.

The Rose-Hunt Award is awarded to one person who is a Fellow or a member, who – in the opinion of the Board – has rendered outstanding service in the promotion of the objectives of the RACGP, either by individual patient care, organisation, education, research or any other means.

Outstanding service may be over a period of 10 years or a substantial and significant contribution to general practice over a shorter period.

Nominations can be made by any two Fellows of the RACGP. You can read more about the Rose-Hunt Award online.

Corlis Award

The Corlis Award commemorates the contribution of the late Dr Wilson (Bill) Corlis to the RACGP’s standing as a leader in medical education.

This award recognises an RACGP member and/or Fellow who has contributed substantially to the education and mentoring of doctors who are on any of the RACGP pathways to Fellowship.

Nominations can be made by any financial member of the RACGP.

Future Leaders President’s Medal

The Future Leaders President’s Medal recognises an individual who is identified as someone who is making a contribution to the RACGP and most likely to continue to contribute to the leadership of the RACGP or as a leader in general practice into the future. It takes into consideration leadership behaviours required in the profession as taught and evidenced through the RACGP’s Future Leaders Program.

Judging will reference the various leadership domains within the framework of the RACGP’s Future Leaders Program (see below). The recipient of the award is not required to have been a participant in the program.

The RACGP Future Leaders Program leadership domains are:

  1. Representation and advocacy: Represents the RACGP and advocates on behalf of RACGP members at local and national level
  2. Strategic decision-making: Implements strategies in practical ways at a local level and makes objective decisions with a view to desirable long term strategic outcomes
  3. Influencing: Articulates RACGP vision to both medical and non-medical professionals: has courageous conversations and ‘takes people on the journey’
  4. Change management and resilience: Manages own development and builds own resilience whilst supporting behavioural change in others and driving change management
  5. GP Leader: Foundations knowledge – applies governance ad organisation principles when engaged in leadership work

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership may be awarded to persons who do not hold a registrable medical qualification and have given long and meritorious service to the RACGP and/or to general practice.

Nominations can be made by two members of the RACGP, of whom at least one must be a Fellow.

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship may be awarded to RACGP members, and members of other colleges or academies. In very special or unusual circumstances non-medical persons may be considered for eligibility.

The general criteria which should be followed when considering eligibility are service to the RACGP and/or general practice, service to medicine in the fields of education, research and administration and general service to the community.

Nominations can be made by two members of the RACGP, of whom at least one must be a Fellow.

Life Fellowship

Life Fellowship is awarded to an existing Fellow of the RACGP in recognition of outstanding and meritorious service to the RACGP.

Nominations can be made by two members of the RACGP, of whom at least one must be a Fellow.

Standing Strong Together Award

The Standing Strong Together award celebrates partnerships between GPs and communities.

Who is eligible?

  • any Fellow or member of the RACGP or any group of GPs (one of whom must be a Fellow or member of the RACGP) that has worked in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or community group who has worked with a GP(s) – who is a Fellow or member of the RACGP – to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Criteria:

The nomination must involves a partnership between GP(s) and an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or community group. Such partnerships could include:

  • providing quality healthcare, access to healthcare and/or continuity of care to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • running an event or program that encourages better health outcomes
  • educating others to enable them to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare
  • introducing changes to healthcare services that result in better health outcomes
  • conducting research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health for the purpose of improving health outcomes

Growing Strong Award

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander GPs in training are invited to nominate for the Growing Strong Award.

Nominees for the Growing Strong award must:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • currently be on the RACGP’s GP training pathway
  • have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • demonstrate a commitment to giving back to the community

Nominees must also provide a written statement outlining how the Growing Strong award would support their professional development.

Medical student award

The Medical Student award is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students currently studying at an Australian University.

Nominees for the Medical Student award must:

  • be a current Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student at an Australian University
  • have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and a career in general practice.

Nominees must also provide a written statement outlining how the award would support their professional development.

Brian Williams Award

The Brian Williams award is presented by RACGP Rural to commemorate the work of Dr Brian Williams, a rural GP and medical educator.

The aim of this award is to acknowledge medical practitioners, whose mentoring and support enables rural GPs to safely dedicate themselves to their patients, their families and their communities.

The Brian Williams Award is the highest accolade awarded by RACGP Rural to an RACGP member who has made a significant contribution to their personal and professional welfare and wellbeing of rural GPs.

Nominations can be made by two Fellows and one member of the RACGP.

Rural GP in Training of the Year Award

The Rural GP in Training of the Year award recognises an exceptional GP in Training who demonstrates a commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of communities un rural or remote Australia. A nominee must a GP in training who is currently enrolled in the Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) through a Training Organisation (RTO/RVTS).

Criteria

  • demonstrated commitment to rural general practice
  • demonstrated commitment to learning and developing as a rural GP
  • evidence if service to rural patients
  • evidence of commitment and service to the rural practice in which they work
  • evidence of service to the rural community in which they practice or have practices.

Medical Student Bursary Award

The Rural Medical Student Bursary Award is awarded to a medical student who is a member of a rural health students’ club at an Australian university who submits the best essay (maximum 1200 words) on the topic:

COVID-19 has disrupted training experiences for medical students and junior doctors. How can seeking rural and remote experiences help recover the clinical experiences and confidence that may have been missed over this time?

Nominees must also be current student members of the RACGP.

Each essay nomination is judged on the following criteria:

  • demonstrated understanding of rural general practice
  • demonstrated evidence of innovative thinking
  • interest in a career in rural general practice
  • a written statement outlining the ways in which the bursary would support professional development

Community Project of the Year Award

The Community project is an optional quality improvement activity undertaken as part of the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). The Community Project of the Year Award is presented to a FARGP recipient from the last financial year period that completed an innovative project which directly contributed to healthcare improvement un a rural or remote general practice, and positively impacted the town’s community.

NB: There is no nomination process for this award. The winner is selected from FARGP recipients who have completed a community project as part of their studies over the last financial year period by a selection panel of rural GPs on the RACGP Rural Awards Committee.

Further information

For all enquiries relating to the RACGP Awards, please email us.

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