GPs recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Amanda Lyons

11/06/2019 11:45:04 AM

The achievements of GPs from around the nation were commemorated in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Ruth McNair
Victoria’s Associate Professor Ruth McNair was among the GPs acknowledged in the 2019 Honours List.

‘GPs provide healthcare to the Australian population across their entire lives, ranging from prenatal to palliative,’ RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon told newsGP.
‘That they are well-represented in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List is recognition, once again, of the vital role they play at the heart of their communities.
‘The RACGP is proud of the achievements of every GP honoured and of the credit they bring to themselves and the profession.’

One of the GPs recognised is South Australia’s Dr John Litt, who was awarded a member in the general division in the order of Australia, an AM, for ‘significant service to preventive medicine as an influenza specialist, and as a GP’.
‘It was surprising and very exciting, and I’m very chuffed my colleagues think that something I do is worthwhile,’ Dr Litt told newsGP.

John-Litt-3-article.jpgDr John Litt was awarded a member in the general division in the order of Australia.
Dr Litt hopes his award heralds a wider acknowledgement of prevention in healthcare.
‘We say prevention’s better than cure, but we don’t put our money where our mouth is,’ Dr Litt said. ‘Every time the Government thinks about prevention, hospitals need more money and I understand that – healthcare is complex, we demand high standards, there is a price to pay for that.
‘But we really haven’t got as serious about the delivery of preventive care.’
Other GPs recognised this year:
Members (AM) in the General Division

  • Associate Professor Ruth McNair (Vic)
  • Emeritus Professor Anthony Radford (SA)
  • Dr Jennifer Kendrick (NSW)
Order of Australia Medals (OAM) in the General Division
  • Dr Adam Zagorski (Vic)
  • Dr Milton Sales (NSW)
  • Dr Michelle Crockett (NSW)
  • Dr Geraldine Duncan (NSW)
  • Dr Tony Trachtenberg (NSW)
  • Dr Hector Faulkner (WA)
  • Dr Sam Heard (NT)
Visit the website of the Governor-General to view the full list of recipients of the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Correction: Dr Jennifer Kendrick was originally listed as being from South Australia.

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