In 1967, Drs Allen T and Margaret JI Wilson were tragically killed in a road accident. Allen Wilson had already made his name by his contribution to the RCGP and to research in general practice.
A fund was set up in 1969 in their memory, with a two objectives:
- to advance the education of young people resident in the Parishes of Innerleithen, Traquair and Walkerburn
- to encourage original research work by family doctors, following the example of the Wilsons
There are three Trustees – including the Provost of South East Scotland Faculty of RCGP. Every second year the Provost has to provide the name of a doctor in Scotland for the award. By the Trust Dead, he has to consult the RCGP Research Committee, Scottish Council and Scottish Council Research Network. In considering possible recipients, preference should be given to a young doctor practicing in a rural area. The medical award is usually linked with giving a lecture under the RCGP, locally or nationally.
An award of £750 is available this year. Please see forms/information below for further details.