The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has congratulated the winners of the annual RACGP Queensland faculty awards. This year’s winner include GP of the Year, 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, and GP Supervisor of the Year is Dr Danielle James of the Ashgrove Family Practice.

RACGP Acting President Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda 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 10 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.

“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.”

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