RACGP awards and GP honours

04 Awards and GP honours

The RACGP salutes the dedication of GPs across Australia and recognises excellence in general practice, with awards for the year’s best GP, supervisor, registrar, general practice, rural GP, and rural registrar, as well as the Rose-Hunt Award, the RACGP’s highest accolade.

  • Photo of Rose-Hunt Award

    Dr David Knowles

    Rose-Hunt Award

  • Photo of General Practitioner of the Year

    Dr Amanda Bethell

    General Practitioner of the Year

  • Photo of General Practice of the Year

    Atticus Health Carrum

    General Practice of the Year

  • Photo of General Practice Supervisor of the Year

    Dr David Knowles

    General Practice Supervisor of the Year

  • Photo of General Practice Registrar of the Year

    Dr Adelaide Boylan

    General Practice Registrar of the Year

  • Photo of Rural Registrar of the Year

    Dr Cassie Rickard

    Rural Registrar of the Year

Monty Kent-Hughes Memorial Medal

2017.1 – Dr Samantha Cassidy
2017.2 – Dr Jacob Mackenzie

Brian Williams Award

Dr Denise Powell

Medical Undergraduate Student Bursary

Ms Wai Yee Yum

RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – Growing Strong Award

Dr Josie Guyer

2017 Honour Board

Dr Chris Harrison

Companion of the Order of Australia – Australia Day Honours

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal

Among 10 GPs named in the 2018 Australia Day Honours list for their contributions to their patients, communities and the profession, one received the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) – the highest honour awarded.

Medal of the Order of Australia – Australia Day Honours

Dr Marjorie Cross (NSW)
Associate Professor Morton Rawlin (Vic)
Dr Paul Hemming (Vic)
Associate Professor Jennifer Thomson (ACT)
Adjunct Associate Professor Diana O’Halloran (NSW)
Dr Ralph Peters (Tas)
Dr Ian Fraser (Qld)
Dr Leonard Brenner (NSW)
Dr Neil Bartels (Qld)

Ten GPs were named in the 2018 Australia Day Honours list for their contributions to their patients, communities and the profession, including nine who received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division.

Officer of the Order of Australia – Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Mark Harris (NSW)

One GP was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the General Division in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Medal of the Order of Australia – Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Late Dr Keith Beck (NSW)
Professor Stephen Margolis (Qld)
Dr Renato Vecchies (Vic)
Dr Richard Wilson (SA)

Four Fellows of the RACGP were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

2017 RACGP Foundation research grants, scholarship and award winners

The RACGP Foundation has been awarding grants, awards and scholarships for more than 50 years. We thank our funding partners for joining us in investing in GPs and GP registrars to build research evidence.

The high calibre of these grant recipients reflects the need in general practice to address research questions that impact general practice for frontline practitioners, improving health outcomes for all Australians.

Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL)/RACGP Research Grant

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Project Title: ‘Understanding antibiotic prescribing and use of guidelines in general practice – The GP National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP-NAPS) pilot study’

Co-investigators: Prof Karin Thursky
Assoc Prof Douglas Boyle
Dr Malcolm Clark
Assoc Prof Kirsty Buising

RACGP/HCF Research Grant

Prof Geoffrey Mitchell

Project Title: ‘Development of a routine data collection process in community-based end-of-life care’

Co-investigators: Dr Claire Johnson
Dr Laura Deckx

RACGP/HCF Research Grant

Prof Parker Magin

Project Title: ‘AusTAPER Pilot: Team Approach to Polypharmacy Evaluation and Reduction (AusTAPER) pilot study for older general practice patients’

Co-investigators: Assoc Prof Christopher Etherton-Beer
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Assoc Prof Vasi Naganathan
Prof Andrew McLachlan
Prof Dee Mangin

RACGP/Diabetes Australia Research Grant

Assoc Prof John Furler

Project Title: ‘Personalised care for people with type 2 diabetes: An integrated shared decision making tool embedded in the electronic medical record in general practice’

Co-investigators: Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
Prof Jane Speight
Prof Sophie Zoungas
Assoc Prof Dougie Boyle
Assoc Prof Mark Kennedy

RACGP/IPN Medical Centres Research Grant

Prof Geoffrey Mitchell

Project Title: 'Understanding the reasons for clinician lack of recognition of the risk of dying’

Co-investigators: Prof Michelle Foster

RACGP/Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine Research Grant

Dr Rosemary Craig

Project Title: 'Better osteogenesis needs exercise – Australian Indigenous dance’

Co-investigators: Prof Belinda Beck
Dr Jonathan Munro
Assoc Prof Suzanne Broadbent

RACGP/Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) Research Grant

Dr Matthew Grant

Project Title: ‘Community peer support in cancer: Patient attitudes and experiences’

Co-investigators: Prof Jennifer Philip
Prof Paul Komesaroff

RACGP Indigenous Health Award

Dr James Doran

Project Title: ‘Pilot study in the training in the use of focused cardiac ultrasound by primary care medical staff within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service – Its feasibility and impact in the remote primary care setting’

Co-investigators: Dr David Canty
Prof Colin Royse
Prof Alistair Royse
Prof Alan Cass
Dr Karen Dempsey

RACGP Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Project Title: ‘Multimorbidity and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice: A cross-sectional study utilising data from NPS MedicineInsight’

Co-investigators: Prof Karin Thursky
Assoc Prof Douglas Boyle
Dr Malcolm Clark
Assoc Prof Kirsty Buising

RACGP Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant

Dr Anthea Dallas

Project Title: ‘GP registrars’ and their supervisors’ attitudes to, and experience of, the use of delayed antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections: A qualitative study’

Co-investigators: Prof Parker Magin
Prof Mieke van Driel
Prof Paul Glasziou
Assoc Prof Joshua Davis
Dr Andrew Davey

RACGP/MDA National Best General Practice Research Article in the AFP Journal Award

Ms Carole Meade

Project Title: 'Implementation of a team model for RACF care by a general practice’. Aust Fam Physician 2016;45(4):218–22.

Co-investigators: Dr Bernadette Ward
Ms Helen Cronin

RACGP Peter Mudge Medal

Prof Tania Winzenberg

Project Title: ‘Do disease specific clinical guidelines address the Multimorbidity challenge in general practice?’

RACGP Alan Chancellor Award

Dr Christopher Hughes

Project Title: ‘eReferrals: Why are we still faxing?’