The award, which requires detailed evidence and the support of two GP colleagues, is the highest grade of membership that GPs can attain and recognises the 'significant contribution' made to the profession.
Dame Clare Gerada, President of the RCGP wrote: 'RCGP fellowship is our highest grade of membership and is the ultimate honour and achievement for GPs who have made a significant contribution to general practice. It is a mark of achievement recognising a significant contribution to: health and welfare of the community; science or practice of medicine; to the aims of RCGP, or other organisations which benefit general practice.'
Dr Gadhia joined Lakeside in Corby as a trainee in 2004 and was appointed permanently as a GP two years later. He combined his clinical work with managerial roles including ICB Clinical Lead, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair before taking on his current role.
Dr Kundaje, formerly of Corby, and now at Lakeside's Hereward Practice in Bourne, joined the profession in 2006. His specialisms include ENT and working with patients with learning difficulties. He also mentors and carries out mandatory annual appraisals for GPs across the region in addition to his clinical work.
Dr Gadhia and Dr Kundaje will attend a formal Fellowship ceremony later in the year.