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RCGP Scotland launches 2019 awards to highlight excellence across general practice

With many of the awards being peer-nominated, and with a submission deadline of 29 July 2019, RCGP Scotland is encouraging GPs, trainees, trainers and patients to submit nominees as soon as possible.

New awards have been developed for medical students, early career academic GPs, established GPs, practice teams, GP trainees, GP educational supervisors and local improvement projects within GP clusters in Scotland. Several of the awards have been developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Scottish Government.

RCGP Scotland Chair, Dr Carey Lunan, said:

"I am delighted to support the launch of RCGP Scotland's 2019 awards. General practice is at the frontline of the NHS, playing a crucial role in providing care to patients in the heart of communities across Scotland, but the primary care landscape in Scotland is changing rapidly at the moment.

"These new awards highlight the great work being done across Scotland at the frontline of the NHS, and I am delighted that we have partnered with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Scottish Government to develop new awards that recognise specific work areas.

"I'd encourage the general practice community in Scotland to take a look at the different awards and nominate anyone that they think deserves recognition for their contribution to Scotland’s health and the NHS."

RCGP Scotland has announced seven awards for 2019. They are:

  • The RCGP Scotland Outstanding GP Award is a peer nominated award. The award will recognise the incredible, often unrecognised, work being done every day by colleagues.
  • The RCGP Scotland Alastair Donald Award is a peer nominated award. It recognises the outstanding achievement in the areas of service delivery, education, research and wider contribution to society. 
  • The RCGP Scotland Outstanding GP Practice Award recognises the outstanding achievement of quality patient care by a practice team. This is a patient, or patient group, nominated award.
  • The RCGP Scotland/NES Outstanding GP Trainee Award recognises the outstanding achievement of a GP Trainee in Scotland who has completed GP training in the last 18 months. This is nominated by a GP Educational Supervisor (Trainer) or a Training Programme Director.
  • The RCGP Scotland/NES Outstanding GP Educational Supervisor (Trainer) Award recognises the outstanding achievement of teaching and training by a Scottish GP Educational Supervisor (trainer). This is a Trainee-nominated award.
  • The RCGP Scotland Early Career Academic GP Award demonstrates the achievements of GPs who are starting out in their academic careers, by showcasing their research. This award is self-nominated award.
  • The RCGP Scotland/Scottish Government Cluster Local Improvement Project Award aims to encourage Clusters in Scotland to showcase innovative ways of working and local quality improvement, which embody the objectives of Realistic Medicine. This award is self-nominated.

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