By Kim O'Leary
Co Kildare health care professionals are being urged to nominate themselves and their companions for the third annual GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards in association with diagnostic provider Affidea, with the closing date for nominations approaching on Friday 29th June 2018.
The GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards recognise excellence in General Practice and Primary Care in Ireland. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted by television celebrity, Dr Pixie McKenna in The Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 21st September 2018.
Healthcare Professionals, General Practitioners and healthcare institutions from all over the country are now invited to send in their nominations across 11 categories. Categories include GP of the Year, Rural Practice of the Year and the Patients’ Choice Award in which the general public can nominate their own GP.
Speaking on this year’s Awards, Dr Pixie McKenna said: “I am honoured to have been asked by GPBuddy to be involved in these awards for the last three years. I never cease to be overwhelmed by the quality of the nominations for the Awards and the high standards of professionalism across healthcare in Ireland today. As a GP who lives and works in the UK, I look forward to the GPBuddy National GP Awards every year as a great way to catch up with some old friends and dear colleagues. It’s always a great night in Dublin and I’m genuinely really looking forward to it so get nominating!”
Dr Darach Ó Ciardha of GPBuddy.ie concluded: “These Awards are a staple on the annual calendar for GPs and healthcare workers around the country – from the smallest practice in rural Ireland to large multi-doctor primary care centres in the capital. We are very proud and humbled to be in a position to host these Awards and celebrate the achievements of our healthcare workers who are doing amazing work very often in difficult and challenging situations. The excitement around this year’s Awards is huge and we are looking forward to it being our biggest Awards ceremony yet.”
Healthcare professionals and organisations from all over Ireland can nominate now across 12 categories while patients can vote for a GP of their choice in the Patients’ Choice Award. Category. The Categories for the GPBuddy National GP Awards 2018 are:
- GP of the Year
- Establishing GP of the Year
- GP Trainee of the Year
- GP Trainer of the Year
- Rural Practice of the Year
- Patients’ Choice Award
- Practice Nurse of the Year
- Practice Admin of the Year
- Best GP/ Hospital Collaboration
- GP Research of the Year
- Innovation in Practice Award
The closing date for entries to the GPBuddy National GP Awards is Friday, 29th June 2018.
To enter or nominate an individual or organisation, please visit www.gpbuddyawards.ie. Entry forms will also be available at participating GP practices.
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