RCGPNI GP and Practice of the Year awards nominations open

The Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) has today launched their annual GP and Practice Team of the Year awards. We are asking patients to nominate their GP and/or Practice Team who have gone above and beyond to provide outstanding care to themselves or a family member.

GPs across Northern Ireland continue to work in the heart of communities to the best of their ability, despite increasing workloads and unprecedented pressures. The GP and GP Practice of the Year Awards are about recognising and acknowledging the huge efforts made to provide the best possible care for patients. 

Dr Ursula Mason, Chair of RCGPNI, said: “If you feel your local doctor or practice have gone above and beyond for you or your family, consider taking a few short moments to nominate them for either the GP or Practice Team of the Year award. A nomination from patients can be a real boost to the morale of GPs and practices.”

On receiving the GP of the Year award in 2023, Dr Sarah Fleming commented: “The fact that a patient has taken the time and effort to nominate me for this honour is so humbling, and I want to thank them sincerely for doing so. Being a GP is a challenging but truly rewarding job, and hearing that we are able to make such a positive impact on people’s lives is what makes the more difficult days worthwhile.

“I also want to thank my wonderful colleagues at Ballymoney Family Practice for all their hard work and commitment to caring for our patients.”

Nominations are open until Sunday 14 July.

Further information

For media requests, contact Pearse Kelly: email pearse.kelly@rcgp.org.uk, or phone 07341 737033.

Notes to editors

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 54,000 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.