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Congratulating RACGP national award winners

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is congratulating this year’s national RACGP Award winners.


This year, the winners are receiving their awards ahead of the WONCA World Conference Sydney 2023.


WONCA 2023 is being hosted by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – bringing one of the largest global conferences for GPs to Australia for the first time in over 20 years.


RACGP’s national award winners:

  • the prestigious Rose Hunt Award has gone to Dr Christopher Hughes from Tasmania
  • the Corlis Medical Educator Award has gone to Dr Danielle James from Queensland
  • the GP of the Year Award has gone to Dr Richard Draper from New South Wales
  • the GP Supervisor of the Year Award has gone to Dr Kate Manderson from New South Wales
  • the GP in Training of the Year Award has gone to Dr Corey Dalton from Western Australia
  • the General Practice of the Year Award has gone to Banksia Medical Centre in Victoria
  • the Brian Williams Award, which acknowledges medical practitioners whose mentoring and support enables rural GPs to safely dedicate themselves to their communities, has gone to Professor Ross Wilson in New South Wales
  • the Rural Registrar of the Year Award goes to Dr Ishani Kaluthotage (South Australia) and Dr Dean McKittrick (Western Australia)
  • the Medical Student Bursary award has gone to Janelle Wong of the Northern Territory
  • the Standing Strong Together Award, which is given to an RACGP member who has worked together with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or community group to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, has gone to Dr Kali Hayward (South Australia) and Dr Mark Daley (Victoria)
  • the Growing Strong Award, which is given to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander GP in training who demonstrates a commitment to giving back to the community, has gone to Dr Patrick McNamara of the Northern Territory
  • the Medical Student Bursary Award, which is given to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student who has an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and pursuing a career in general practice, has gone to Loyola Wills from South Australia.


RACGP President Dr Nicole Higgins congratulated this year’s winners.


“These award winners should be tremendously proud. The RACGP Awards highlight why GPs and practice teams are so important to the communities right across Australia,” she said.


“This year’s winners presented at the outstanding WONCA conference in Sydney are an inspiration to GPs, GPs in training and future doctors everywhere, so congratulations to you all. If you are considering a career in general practice, I encourage you to look to these individuals – they demonstrate why it is such a rewarding and interesting career.”


The WONCA 2023 conference theme is “Recovery, reconnection, and revival. A celebration of primary care.” This year’s conference includes more than 800 presentations and workshops from over 700 local and international presenters from around the world, and over 50 topic streams, including health reform, mental health, women’s health, climate change, rural practice, and more.



RACGP spokespeople and award winners are available for interview.

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is the peak representative organisation for general practice, the backbone of Australia’s health system. We set the standards for general practice, facilitate lifelong learning for GPs, connect the general practice community, and advocate for better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

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