Dr Pixie McKenna at the launch of GPBuddy.ie awards
GPBuddy.ie, Ireland’s most widely used online resource for GPs, is calling on GPs in Longford to nominate themselves and their colleagues for the third annual GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards in association with Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging services.
The GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards recognise excellence in General Practice and Primary Care in Ireland. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted by television celebrity, Dr Pixie McKenna in The Shelbourne Hotel on Friday, September 21.
Healthcare Professionals, General Practitioners and healthcare institutions from all over the country are now invited to send in their nominations across 12 categories. Categories include GP of the Year, Rural Practice of the Year and the Patients’ Choice Award in which the general public can nominate their own GP.
Speaking on this year’s awards, Dr Pixie McKenna said: “I am honoured to have been asked by GPBuddy to be involved in these awards for the last three years. I never cease to be overwhelmed by the quality of the nominations for the Awards and the high standards of professionalism across healthcare in Ireland today. As a GP who lives and works in the UK, I look forward to the GPBuddy National GP Awards every year as a great way to catch up with some old friends and dear colleagues. It’s always a great night in Dublin and I’m genuinely really looking forward to it so get nominating!”
Dr Darach Ó Ciardha of GPBuddy.ie concluded: “These Awards are a staple on the annual calendar for GPs and healthcare workers around the country – from the smallest practice in rural Ireland to large multi-doctor primary care centres in the capital. We are very proud and humbled to be in a position to host these Awards and celebrate the achievements of our healthcare workers who are doing amazing work very often in difficult and challenging situations. The excitement around this year’s Awards is huge and we are looking forward to it being our biggest Awards ceremony yet.”
Barry Downes, Country Manager of Title Sponsor, Affidea, added: “GPs in Ireland do fantastic, admirable work at the coalface of Irish healthcare. These Awards are a unique opportunity for us to recognise their achievements and those of all the healthcare professionals who work tirelessly in our health service day and night for patients across the country. As Ireland’s leading diagnostic imaging provider, we are honoured to be in a position to give something back to our GPs and all those healthcare workers who will celebrate excellence with us, GPBuddy and Dr Pixie McKenna next September.”
Healthcare professionals and organisations from all over Ireland can nominate now across 12 categories while patients can vote for a GP of their choice in the Patients’ Choice Award. Category. The Categories for the GPBuddy National GP Awards 2018 are:
GP of the Year
Establishing GP of the Year
GP Trainee of the Year
GP Trainer of the Year
Rural Practice of the Year
Patients’ Choice Award
Practice Nurse of the Year
Practice Admin of the Year
Best GP/ Hospital Collaboration
GPs in the Media
GP Research of the Year
Innovation in Practice Award
The closing date for entries to the GPBuddy National GP Awards is Friday, June 15, 2018.
To enter or nominate an individual or organisation, please visit www.gpbuddyawards.ie. Entry forms will also be available at participating GP practices.