A DISTINGUISHED and long-standing General Practitioner from the Dumfries and Galloway region received the highest mark of professional recognition at a glittering ceremony.
Dr Robbie Currie, who recently retired as a partner at Charlotte Medical Practice in Dumfries, was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Currie said: “I was thrilled and delighted to attend the awards ceremony in London and truly honoured to receive this award.
“It is a culmination of a career spanning some four decades and significant organisational change.
“I believe the award not only recognises my own achievements but also the extraordinary commitment of the various teams whom I have had the honour of working with over the years.
“Working within the NHS and health and social care services can be challenging and yet also very rewarding. General practice is no exception and the resilience and dedication of every single member of our teams deserves special credit.”
Reflecting on his distinguished career, Dr Currie revealed that the best thing about being a GP is getting to know patients and providing patient-centred care.
He said: “These things to me are the most valuable, yet vulnerable, aspects of General Practice.
“I have enjoyed the great privilege of looking after different generations of families into old age and it was always a pleasure to work with a great team of professionals in a nurturing and supportive environment.”
GP Grecy Bell, NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Deputy Medical Director, said: “This is fantastic news.
“We are delighted for Dr Robbie Currie to be recognised for his life work and outstanding contribution to General Practice in Dumfries and Galloway.”