Royal College of GPs Northern Ireland launches 2023 Awards

The Royal College of General Practitioners, which represents over 1400 GPs across Northern Ireland, has today launched their annual search for GP and GP Practice of the Year.

Encouraging patients to nominate their GP and GP practice team for these awards, Dr Ursula Mason, Chair of the College in Northern Ireland, said today:

“Across our health service, the challenges we are facing are immense and in many cases, our colleagues are working in intolerable circumstances. In general practice, this is no exception and GP colleagues continue to go above and beyond to manage rising demand and provide the best care possible for patients in their communities. This has taken incredible passion and these awards are a perfect opportunity to recognise this dedication.”

Dr Mason, a GP in Carryduff, further commented:

“If your local doctor or wider practice team has gone the extra mile for you and your family in the last year, please do consider taking a few minutes and nominate them for either the GP or Practice of the Year Award. It won’t take long to do, but it will be so appreciated and give your GP practice a lift in these difficult times.”

Dr Jonathan Dillon, 2021 GP of the Year, commented:

“It was an honour for me to be awarded GP of the Year. It really meant so much that my patients appreciate and value the care I provide for them and their families and took time out of their busy lives to nominate me for this award. In general practice, everything is a team effort, so this was a fantastic lift for me and the excellent practice team in Banbridge GP surgery.”

Further information

The links to nominate are as follows:

Practice of the Year

Please contact Cliona McCarney, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at RCGPNI on 07341 737033 for media requests.

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.