Dr Kate Davey has received the RACGP Brian Williams Award – which recognises practitioners whose guidance and support enables rural GPs to ‘safely dedicate themselves tot heir patients, their families and their communities’.
A message from Kate follows (as published by the RACGP):
‘I had never really thought that I was doing anything particularly special or, in fact, different to what other GPs were doing around the country,’ she told newsGP.
A rural GP in north-east Victoria for more than three decades, Dr Davey has been commended for her dedication, mentorship and support, and has held many leadership roles in organisations providing medical education in the state.
‘I have had an incredibly rewarding general practice career. I love the diversity of what each day brings and, because of my fortunate experience of working in one practice for a very long time, I feel connected to my community in a way that I feel is very special,’ she said.
‘I chose rural general practice because I believed that the breadth of skills I would need to develop and the responsibility for patient care that I could undertake would fit well with what I anticipated would be an effective doctor.