On Friday 10th December the winners of this year’s General Practice Awards were announced at a gala dinner hosted by comedian and actor Tom Allen.

General Practice Awards

As always, our judges had the unenviable task of choosing winners from hundreds of worthy and deserving submissions. We say every year how truly valuable it is to have a night like the Awards where we recognise those who have gone above and beyond, but in the current climate, these words have never been more appropriate. 

This year our finalists, and all healthcare professionals, have had no choice but to go beyond their normal duties.

From delivering covid vaccination programmes with little notice, doing more remote consultations, to endeavouring to treat vulnerable and elderly patients who are shielding, scared and isolated, they have had to think quickly and innovatively about how to better protect patients and staff.

And all this against a backdrop of the usual challenges; getting to grips with primary care networks, tackling staff shortages, the dumping of workload from secondary care. We are truly in awe.

So without further ado, here are the 2021 General Practice Awards winners:

Clinical Improvement Award: Chronic Conditions
Newton Medical Centre, SSP Health

Clinical Improvement Award: Mental Health
Winner: Ansh Pal Singh, Lynwood Medical Centre

Clinical Improvement Award: Public Health and Prevention
Sponsored by Atrumed
Dr Maggie Kirk and the HealthBus Team

Technology or Digital Solution Provider of the Year
Winner: X-on

Extended Practice Team Member of the Year
Winner: Liz Rose, Social Prescriber, Gillingham Medical Practice

GP Trainee Rising Star of the Year
Sponsored by Atrumed, supported by Pulse
Winner: Dr Devina Maru, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, GP Specialty Registrar, London

General Practitioner of the Year
Sponsored by mjog by livi, supported by Pulse
Winner: Dr Christopher Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Milton Keynes Urgent Care Services

GP Team of the Year
Sponsored by X-on
Winner: Covid Protect – Norfolk and Waveney

HCP Education Programme of the Year
Winner: Inspira Health and Medtronic

Medical Supplier of the Year
Winner: Dene Healthcare

Pharmacist or Pharmacy Team of the Year
Mr Viral Doshi FRPharmS, Consultant Pharmacist – Public Health

Practice Manager of the Year
Sponsored by PSUK
Winner: Stephanie Tedstone, Management Partner, Compass House Medical Centres

Practice Nursing Award
Winner: Maggi Bradley, General Practice Nurse, Aughton Surgery; Nursing clinical lead Sefton Training Hub; Queens Nurse

Receptionist or Reception Team of the Year
Sponsored by Premier Patient Line
Winner: Jill Nicholls, College Lane Surgery, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Staffing Agency of the Year
Winner: Menlo Park Recruitment

Telecoms Provider of the Year
Winner: EVAD

Huge congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to our judges and sponsors – without you the General Practice Awards simply wouldn’t be possible!

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