Previous Award Winners

The Discovery Prize: Triennial

Year Name
2019 Professor P Little
2018 Professor R Hobbs
2015 Dr D Fleming
2012 Professor J Howie
2009 Dr C Kay
2006 Dr J Tudor Hart

John Horder Award

Year Name
2018 A Wolstenholme
2017 K Messent
2016 C Hull
2015 G Watson
2014 G Lyons
2013 G Taber
2012 D Manek
2011 T Daster
2010 M Burt
2009 C Bolton
2008 J Austin

Michael Drury Award

Year Name
2019 R Carrie
2018 J Brennan
R Shepherd
2016 M Work
2015 L Gillies, neé Kelleher
2014 N Edmunds
2013 F Cloyne

RCGP / SAPC Elective Prize

Year Name
Title of Projects
2018 Ms P Sturges University of Keele
Primary Care in Primary School
2017 Ms A Taylor 
University of Bristol
Primary care patients' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs around the use of self-help strategies in the management of subthreshold depressive symptoms: a qualitative study
2016 Ms M Smith University Aberdeen A Systematic Review of Telemedicine Applications for People with Diabetes: Focusing for the Future
2014 Ms A Pawluk
University of Manchester
Evaluation of Tuberculosis Treatment in Primary Care in the Aboriginal Population of Vancouver Island, Canada
2013 Ms L Robson
University of Bristol
Staying Human: The Role of Mindfulness in Medical Education
2012 Ms S Harvey
University of Keele
A comparison of undergraduate medical student education in rural general practice in Australia and the UK
2011 Ms K Ooi 
University of Cambridge
Exploring the healthcare needs of the Aboriginal population
2010 Mr J Durrand 
University of Manchester
Are acutely unwell patients on the Isle of Skye receiving appropriate early management? - a clinical audit
2009 Ms S Gates
University of Cambridge
Rural Medicine and Children in the Developed World: A comparison of the Scottish Highlands and the Islands of British Columbia
2008 Ms R Clarke
University of Oxford
An exploration, both quantitative and qualitative, of delays in diagnosing childhood cancer in primary care
2007 Mr A Moola Imperial College London To study the prevalence of respiratory diseases in UK pilgrims who perform the Hajj 2007
2006 Ms S Vanitha 
University of Edinburgh
An assessment of sanitation and hygiene beliefs and practices regarding drinking water as a basis of planning and implementing interventions in a rural South Indian Village
2005 Ms J Verma
University Oxford
Clinical placement at Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) Karuna Trust which was set up in 1981
2004 Mr D Wood  University of Birmingham Health promotion and nutrition for street children in North Ghana - what is needed and what can be done
2003 Ms H Bailey-Thomas  Southampton Medical School How does travelling from an Island community to a mainland hospital affect patient care and health care in the area?
2001 Ms S Havard University Cambridge A study of the Doctor - Patient Relationship in Rural Papua New Guinea
2000 Mr M Arolker University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine Primary Care in Brazil
1999  Mr A Heazell  University of Birmingham Investigation of the quality and quantity of patient input into primary care consultations. Are there differences between inner city and rural areas?
1998 Mr A Mott University of Sheffield Medical School To compare General Practice both within Australia and between Australia and GB
1997 Miss C Higton
Mr B Visavadia (Joint Award) 
King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry – Department of General Practice and Primary Care A Study of Out of Hours telephone advice services in the UK and Australia
1996 Miss R Katugampola University of Southampton Primary Health Care in a developing country (Sri Lanka)
1995 Ms J Thomson University of Southampton The relationship between diet and haemoglobin level in pregnant women in the Caprivi district (Namibia)
1994 Ms T Russell  St George's Hospital Medical School  Endemic Goitre in Papua New Guinea: Due to Iodine Deficiency, or not?

Foundation Council Award

Year Name
2019 Dr I Rafi
2018 Dr G Kassianos
2018 Dr JG Williams
2017 Professor S Brown
2016 Dr J Gillies
2015 Professor M Marshall
2014 Professor N Sparrow
2013 Professor J Hayden
2012 Dr C Hunter
2011 Dr M Boland
2010 Professor P Hannaford
2009 Dr M Baker
2008 Dr T Schofield
2006 Dr L Newman
2006 Dr I Heath
2005 Dr B Reith 
2004 Dr D Fleming
2003 Dr J Toby
2002 Dr P Evans
2001 Professor Sir M Drury
1999 Dr JAR Lawson
1998  Dr J Horder
1997 Dr AG Donald
Dr M McBride
1995 Dr C Waine
1994 Dr R Steel
1993 Dr J Fry
1992  Professor P Freeling
1991 Dr JC Hasler
1989 Dr WMcN Styles
1988 Dr DG Garvie
1986 Professor DHH Metcalfe
1985 Professor JS McCormick
1984 Professor J Walker
1981 Dr IM Scott
1980 Dr DJ Pereira Gray
1979  Dr D Irvine
1978 Dr CR Kay
1975 Dr SJ Carne
1973  Dr DI Rice
Dr KC Easton
1971 Dr B Cardew
1968 Dr M Balint
1967 Dr EV Kuenssberg
1964 Dr JC Graves and Dr V Graves
1963 Dr WH Bradley
1961  Dr WN Pickles
1955 Dr RJ Minnitt

Fraser Rose Gold Medal and the RACGP Trainee's Book Prize

Year Name
2018 Dr K Farquharson
2017 Dr S Helyar
2016 Dr C Camm
2015 Dr S Dargue
2014 Dr K Burt
2013 Dr ES Bibb
2012 Dr D Hora
2011 Dr E Rhodes
2010 Dr A Slade
2009 Dr L Hayden
2008 Dr R Clarke
2007 Dr M Khan
2006 Dr R Whitnall
2005 Dr C Winslade
2004 Dr E Kendrick
2003 Dr M Horan
2002 Dr F Marsh
2001 Dr M Howcutt
2000 Dr C Veltman
1999 Dr N Odwell
1998 Dr J Bircher
1997 Dr L Mountford
1996 Dr B Guthrie
1995 Dr M Lane
1994 Dr J Collerton
1993 Dr B Connor
1992 Dr JA French
1991 Dr G Craig
1990 Dr IM Hughes
1989 Dr CA Chew
1988 Dr RD Carlisle
1987 Dr G Adamson/P Hoddinott
1986 Dr IB Lennox
1985 Dr JW Paterson
1984 Dr BS Spear
1983 Dr SG Rees
1982 Dr M Beer
1981 Dr I Heath
1980 Dr B Bedford
1979 Dr IR Lacey
1978 Dr BJ Golden
1977 Dr JW Drummond
1976 Dr CR Hartshorn
1975 Dr AY Ewing
1974 Dr M Faulkner
1973 Dr AW Prince
1972 Dr SL Barley

George Abercrombie Award

Year Name
2018 Dr R Lehman
2017 Professor C Dowrick 
2016 Dr M McCartney
2015 Dr C Simon
2014 Professor S Murray 
2013 Dr I Heath
2012 Professor B Hurwitz
2010 Professor T Greenhalgh
2009 Professor M Roland
2008 Dr C Helman
2007 Dr A McPherson
2006 Dr J Willis
2004 Professor R Jones
2003 Professor I McWhinney
2002 Dr I Loudon
2001  Dr R Neighbour
2000 Dr A Wright
1999 Dr E Hope-Simpson
1997  Professor N Stott
1995 Dr P Pritchard
1994 Dr GN Marsh
1993 Dr CAH Watts
1991 Dr ML Marinker
1990 Professor JGR Howie
1987 Dr J Tudor Hart
1986 Dr GKH Hodgkin
1982 Dr JF Burdon
1978 Dr DJ Pereira Gray
1977 Dr J Fry
1975 Professor A Mair
1973 Dr WAR Thomson
1970 Dr RMS McConaghey

Paul Freeling Award

Year Name

A Hawkridge
D Molyneux

2018 Dr S Naidoo 
2017  Dr J Woodhouse
2016 Dr S Austin
2015 Dr H Thampy
2014 Dr R Mehay
2013 Dr A Rughani
Dr A Godden
Dr D Patterson
Dr H Smithson
2012 Dr SJ Merron
2010 Dr J Chadwick
Dr A Davangere
Dr M Eisner
Dr A Rughani
2009 Dr R Mehay
2008 Dr K Sharma
2007 Dr ML Denney
Mr R Wakeford
2006 Dr A Dunbar
2005 Dr B Lewis
Dr B Malcolm
2004 Drs J Page
M Rickenbach

John Fry Award

2019 Dr D Swinglehurst
2018 Dr J Protheroe
2017 Dr M Ridd
2016 Dr H Everitt
2015 Dr D Lasserson
2014 Dr C Mallen
2013  Dr R McManus
2012 Dr J Reeve
2011 Dr A Hay
2010 Professor L Smeeth
2008 Professor J Hippisley-Cox
2007 Professor T Avery
2006 Professor H Lester
2005 Dr C Butler
2004 Professor M Marshall
2003 Professor T Fahey
2001 Dr R Charlton
1998 Dr P Little
1997 Professor AP Hungin
1996 Dr R Chambers
1995 Professor MAL Pringle  

The President's Medal

Year Name
2019 *Dr K Hill
2018 ** Dr M Purvis
2018 Dr K McLean 
2017 ** Dr J Shakespeare 
2017 Dr C Thomas 
2016 ** Dr D Paynton 
2015 ** Dr A Rughani 
2015 Dr S Rendel 
2014 ** Professor Sir B Jarman
2013 Professor P Wallace
2013 ** Dr Bill Taylor 
2012 ** Dr J Howard
2012  Dr A Hassey
2011 ** Dr D Jewell
2010 ** Professor A Hibble
2010 Dr A McKnight
2009 ** Dr S Naidoo
2009 Professor T Kendrick
2008 ** Dr M Deighan
2007  ** Dr J Holden
2006 ** Dr R Horne
2006 ** Dr J Fleetwood
2005  ** Dr J Allen
2004 ** Dr T Mathie
2003 ** Dr R Taylor
2002 ** Professor P Freeling
2001 ** Dr M Boland
2001 Dr G Shirriffs
2000 ** Dr D McKinlay
1999 ** Sir D Irvine
1998 ** Dr P Thomas


* Presented at Spring General Meeting
** Presented  at Annual General Meeting

President's International Medal

Year Name
2018 Dr G Manning
2017 Dr J Wynn-Jones  
2016 Professor A Freeman
2015 Professor V Wass
2013 Dr H Mohsin
2012 Professor J Howard
2011 Professor N E S Saad
2009 Professor G Moore
2008 Professor Riaz Qureshi 

RCGP Certificate of Commendation

Year Name
 2019 Dr S Bailey - for contributions towards general practice and training in East Anglia.

Dr KS Bhanumathi
Dr SAA Gilani
Dr H Joshi
Dr K R Korlipara
Dr LRM Kamal 
Professor S Pande
Dr S Venugopal

Individually awarded at the launch of the South Asian doctors exhibition in June 2018 at 30ES


Dr G Rawlinson - for contributions towards the College's International work and significant achievements in establishing MRCGP[INT] in Kosovo

Dr H Jack - for services to healthcare in south Dublin and for the Republic of Ireland faculty


Dr P Prichard - for contributions to the work and establishment of the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP)

Dr T Paine - for his contributions for the promotion of patient participation


Dr S Scallan - for acknowledgement of your many contributions to primary care research

Dr N Suggett - for contributions as a leadership coach, coach trainer and writer

Dr B Michie - contributions to the health and welfare of remote parts of the North of Scotland and through his role within the emergency search and rescue and coastguard services

Dr S Newell - contributions towards GP training and primary care education in Havering, Barking and Dagenham

Paul Linsley - contributions to the work of the Secure Environments Group and the MSc programme covering primary health care in this area


Dr TV Avendonk - for her services to the development of general practice as a specialty in Malta and the establishment of the MRCGP[INT] qualification in the country

Dr D Stables - for his services towards the invention and development of GP clinical systems

Dr T Houlston - contributions to running a mentoring and support programme for Doctors in Difficulty in the Midlands

Dr K Gully - contributions to the discipline of general practice and primary care and, in particular, on improving EOLC in Wales

2014 Dr A Doyle - for contributions to the development of primary care
Ms R Foster - for contributions to the College's remuneration work
Dr H Lloyd - services to mental health care in Wales
2013 Dr A Melville - contributions towards continuing professional development and the education of GPs
Dr L Pettigrew - contributions as Chair of the Junior International Committee and the work of the RCGP International Department
Dr A Melville - contributions towards continuing professional development and the education of GPs
2012 Dr J Wrout - contributions towards the College's international activities and the development of MRCGP[INT] in Kuwait and Malta
Professor P Thomas - contributions towards the launch and redevelopment of the London Journal of Primary Care
Drs C Simon and B Riley- for their contributions for the College's work on enhanced and extended GP training to four years
Dr J Dickson - contributions towards the education of GPs in the field of musculoskeletal in the UK and the management of these conditions in primary care
Dr R Caird - in recognition of contributions towards the College's international activities and the development of MRCGP[INT]
2011 Dr L Bingham - College Examiner and one of the founders of Simulated Surgery for contributions to the College
Dr M Al Shafaee - for contributions towards the College's international work and the development of the discipline of Family Medicine in Oman
Dr M Jeffries - for contributions to the College's international work and his influence on the development of family medicine in both Kuwait and Dubai
Dr C Ford - for contributions to the Substance Misuse Unit and to many other aspects of the College's life
Professor J Howard and Dr M Vaughan - in recognition of their contributions to the work of the Fellowship Committee
Dr N Pall - in recognition of contributions towards health inequalities and meeting the needs of who are socially excluded
Dr K Scott - in recognition of contributions towards the College archives and heritage collection
Dr G Martin - in recognition of contributions towards the care of patients with learning disabilities
2010 Dr M Boulter - in recognition of contributions towards disability awareness training in Wales
Dr C Howells - in recognition of contributions towards the College's Secure Environment Group
2009 Dr G Ryan
Dr S Pick
Dr T Garrett - in recognition of his work in Kosovo
Dr B Mosedale, Dr Stephen Pick, Dr George Ryan - in recognition of their contributions towards the work of the College's SMU
Ms V Restell for sustained contributions to the College's hospitality

Rose Prize

Year Name
2019  Dr K Collins
2017  Dr J Stephenson
   Dr M Whitfield
2015  Dr C Timmins
2013  Professor Sir DJ Pereira Gray
2011  Dr A Y Chong
2009  Dr J Rubenstein
2007  Professor J T Macfarlane
2005  Dr R Harland

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