RCGP Wales

RCGP Wales Out of Hours Awards 2016 peer nominated

Peer Nominated Out of Hours (OOHs) Award 2016 (2 Categories)

  • Clinician of the Year Award
  • Team Member of the Year Award (non clinical)

The aim of the Out of Hours (OOH) Award is to identify a clinician or team member (non clinical) who goes above and beyond what might reasonably be expected.

Classification of a clinician is: GP or Nurse.

Classification of a team member (non clinical) is: drivers, receptionists, call handlers, managers, secretaries, rota team, administration staff, back office staff.

In judging the award the judges would be looking for clear examples of attitude and practice that go above and beyond normal expectations such as: 

  • a call handler who persistently shows compassion and humour in stressful situations while managing their workload well 
  • a manager who is able to introduce change while still keeping staff on board 
  • a GP who, when entering the building, enables staff to relax and start enjoying their shift

In each OOH organisation there are exemplary individuals who are a pleasure to work with and who make the organisation a happier and more efficient place.

The nomination will be judged solely on your nomination form.

Please ensure all sections are completed.

The closing date for all nominations is Friday 1 July 2016.

All forms will be anonymised prior to any judging taking place.

Nominations will be judged by RCGP Wales, an OOH representative from North and South Wales and the lay members of the RCGP Wales Patient Partnership in Practice (PPiP) Group, who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss patient related issues.

All finalists and those who nominated them will be invited to the RCGP Wales Gala Awards evening on Friday 30 September 2016, where awards to finalists will be presented and the winner announced.

Closing date for return of completed entries is: Friday 1 July 2016.

Please post or email your completed form by the closing date to:

Lesley Hills, Project Manager, RCGP Wales, Regus House, Falcon Drive,
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4RU T: 020 3188 7759: E: lesley.hills@rcgp.org.uk

No correspondence will be entered into relating to the adjudication of this award.

The primary purpose of the college in Wales is to facilitate the provision of high quality medical care by promoting and supporting general practice and general practitioners. In 1997 Welsh Health care became the responsibility of the Welsh Government and so RCGP Wales focuses particularly on that which is relevant to Wales.

What we do

Working with Welsh Assembly Members, Local Health Boards and the Welsh Government, our activities include:

  • delivering training courses and other educational activities
  • raising the quality of patient care through quality initiatives and awards, for example, the RCGP Certificates in substance misuse
  • responding to government consultations and representing GPs and our members in particular, on Welsh Government working groups - including the GP National Specialist Advisory Group (NSAG)
  • encouraging research in general practice to improve the evidence base for standards and guidance on best practice
  • Supporting the setting of standards and clinical guidelines for clinical care
  • supporting members by providing opportunities for doctors to network and share ideas, including the RCGP Wales Annual Conference and with the Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network (WaMH in PC) which is currently supporting Welsh Government with the implementation of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure

Keep up to date with what we’re doing

Events, workshops and education:

Health & Justice Summit

Improving Patient Experience in Secure Environment Health Care. 10 & 11 November 2016, Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff. See here for more details.

Video Competition

The competition is now closed. The presentation to the winner, Dr Dylan Parry, was made at the House of Lords on 20 April 2016.

A new Video/Poster competition will be launched in the Autumn, further details will be posted here when available.

Strengthening General Practice in Wales

With the forthcoming 2016 National Assembly elections, the Welsh Government has significant opportunities to formulate its plans to safeguard the quality and sustainability of the Welsh NHS. RCGP Wales has issued a document that sets out key actions that must be taken to help equip the NHS in Wales. Go here to see this document in English, and go here to see it in Welsh.

RCGP Wales Chair Dr Rebecca Payne latest blog 

Other Areas of Interest 

  • To see the recently issued Alcohol Use Disorder Information sheet, go here

RCGP Wales Newsletter

Select the image below to see the latest edition issued June 2016

 This thumbnail image is of the cover of the latest RCGP Wales newsletter July 2016

Data Controllers: Notes for GPs

RCGP Wales, together with Public Health Wales and the BMA, have produced guidance notes for GPs in this important area. Click here to see the notes.

See our ongoing Campaign updates

How we work

We’re governed by the RCGP Welsh Council, which meets quarterly. Our Chair represents the views of RCGP Wales and its members on the RCGP UK Council.

We also have close working relationships with Cardiff University's School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and School of Medicine as well as working alongside Swansea University's School of Medicine.

RCGP Wales key groups

  • Patient Partnership in Practice (PPiP) group  
  • End of Life Care Network Promotes good practice in end of life care. The network is currently focusing on: advance care planning
  • Secure Environments Network Brings together clinicians in Wales to promote best practice. The network: supports training for GPs who work in prisons and other secure environments, and promotes continuity of care for patients when they’re released encourages research into primary care in secure environments
  • Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network Promotes improvement of mental health services in Wales. A diverse group, including professionals from the third sector, counselling and psychotherapy, social services, health boards, policy makers and psychiatrists as well as GPs.
  • WaMH in PC Report 2015 [PDF] 
  • WaMH in PC Information Sheet 17 Alcohol use Disorder. Go here to see Information sheet [PDF]
  • WaMH in PC Autumn 2015 Newsletter, go here to see the Newsletter

Local Faculties

In addition to a base in Cardiff, the College in Wales is represented through three regional faculty offices in South West Wales, South East Wales and North Wales.

Contact us

RCGP Wales, Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4RU.

Email: welshc@rcgp.org.uk.
Tel: 020 3188 7755
Fax: 029 2050 4300

The office is open from 08:30-17:00.

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