Together with the RCGP and our sponsors the MDU, GP aimed to seek out and highlight some of the best initiatives developed in hard-working surgeries that are the backbone of the NHS.
This year's winners demonstrate the breadth and variety of general practice, adding up to a real celebration of the profession.
Thanks to all of those practices who entered - the judging was a very challenging but rewarding experience.
And thanks also to those GPs and lay representatives who freely gave their time and expertise to the judging process.
|The 2013 WINNERS
|Outstanding Practice Team
|For a high quality practice that has shown exemplary teamwork to implement change or meet a new challenge. Please highlight the work of different team members, and links with outside agencies, where appropriate.
|Innovative Clinical Care
||This award recognises innovation in the main disease areas common within the general population, where a GP or practice team has demonstrably improved patient care as a direct result of changes to clinical practice or their practice systems.
|Caring for Vulnerable Groups
||This award aims to highlight innovation by a GP or practice team to meet the needs of a specific group of vulnerable patients, for example the elderly, homeless, drug misusers, or those with physical or learning disabilities.
|Best use of Media and Technology
||For an innovative GP or practice team that can demonstrate how they have utilised new media and the internet, or IT in general, to improve any aspect of patient care or practice services.
|Improving Quality and
|For a practice team, group of surgeries, or CCG, that has raised quality and/or productivity. They should be able to demonstrate efficiencies in areas such as prescribing or unplanned admissions.
|RCGP First5 Award
||For an individual GP who, in their first five years since passing the MRCGP exam, can demonstrate how they have made a positive and innovative impact on the NHS, by working to improve clinical care, patient services or healthcare systems.
|The MDU Enterprise Award
||We ask the readers of GP magazine to vote for an overall winner from the successful entrants in the six categories. The award will be presented at the RCGP’s annual awards ceremony in London.
The winning practice will receive £4,000 and you will be entered into a prize draw for a fantastic iPad mini.
The closing date is 2 September 2013.
Outstanding Practice Team:
Each member of staff at this practice has 'adopted' a list of frail elderly patients who are at risk of A&E admission, and telephones them each week to identify problems before they reach crisis point.
Innovative Clinical Care:
This practice-based memory assessment service enables GPs and senior practice nurses to diagnose and manage the common types of dementia in straightforward cases without recourse to secondary care.
Caring for Vulnerable Groups:
This centre provides primary care to asylum seekers, refugees, substance abusers and the homeless, and has adapted its patient assessment to include services such as catch-up vaccinations and testing for blood-borne viruses, aiming to provide holistic care despite having a high patient turnover.
Health E1 Homeless Medical Centre, East London
This nurse-led practice has seconded a GP to visit every homeless patient who is admitted to the Royal London Hospital. The aim of the programme is to provide integrated, person-centred care and make plans with the patient for their discharge from hospital.
Improving Quality & Productivity:
This practice linked up with a local hospital to develop an 'integrated care hub'. They hold weekly multidisciplinary team meetings to manage vulnerable patients. Six practices are now involved in the scheme and they have reduced hospital admissions by 28.3%.
|The GP Enterprise Awards 2013 are proudly supported by the Medical Defence Union|
The MDU is proud to support the GP Enterprise Awards 2013, recognising innovation and excellence in general practice.