GP Enterprise Awards 2012 - The Winners

The GP Enterprise Awards are presented annually by the RCGP and GP magazine, and proudly sponsored by the MDU. The aim is to celebrate innovation in general practice and promote ideas that can be easily adopted by most UK surgeries.

This year’s winners demonstrate the breadth and variety of general practice, adding up to a real celebration of the profession. Read our reports on the winning teams from the links below and cast your vote for the practice you find most inspiring.

How to vote for the overall winner

Voting is now closed

The winning practice will receive £4,000 and you will be entered into a prize draw for a fantastic iPod Touch.

Closing date: 3 September 2012

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The category winners

Outstanding Practice Team

Prize £1,000

Thamesmead Medical Associates, Greenwich, London - VOTE 1

This practice set up an opportunistic health check project at its local supermarket, screening 1,024 men over eight weeks.

Innovative Clinical Care

Prize £1,000

School Hill Practice, Lewes, East Sussex - VOTE 2

This practice launched an innovative sexual health clinic for young people with little access to confidential, non-judgmental services.

Caring for Vulnerable Groups

Prize £1,000

Primary Care Team, State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanarkshire - VOTE 3

This team delivers primary care at a high-security psychiatric hospital and has produced groundbreaking research on vitamin D deficiency in the patients.

Highly Commended: Blithehale Health Centre, Tower Hamlets, London 

Best use of Media and

Prize £1,000

The Elmham Surgery, Norfolk - VOTE 4

This practice transformed the sharing of information within the team by creating a surgery wiki of the latest guidelines, protocols, bulletins and contact details.

Highly Commended: Highfield Surgery, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

Improving Quality and

Prize £1,000

Dykes Hall and Deer Park Medical Centres, Sheffield - VOTE 5

This practice reduced unscheduled admissions in the over-75 age group by 20% using a multidisciplinary team approach.

Highly Commended: Ilkley Moor Medical Practice, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Highly Commended: Chester GP-led Health Centre, Cheshire

RCGP First5 Award


Prize £1,000

Dr Poppy Freeman, Camden PCT, London - VOTE 6

This newly qualified GP set up a website for local practices, which has since become the leading resource for Camden GPs seeking up-to-date clinical services, pathways and occupational information.

Highly Commended: Dr Eugenia Lee, Thamesmead Medical Associates, south east London

The MDU Enterprise Award

Prize £4,000

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 GP Enterprise Awards 2012 are proudly supported by the Medical Defence Union

The MDU is proud to support the GP Enterprise Awards 2012, recognising innovation and excellence in general practice.

The MDU is the UK’s leading defence organisation for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Membership includes a professional indemnity insurance policy, underwritten by SCOR UK Company Limited and by International Insurance Company of Hannover Limited, for negligence claims arising from private clinical work and for Good Samaritan acts worldwide.

Members can also access services to support their NHS and private work, including a free 24-hour medico-legal advice line, a free 24-hour employment law advice line, assistance and representation at trust and GMC hearings, and free in-house seminars.

For a full list of individual and group scheme benefi ts and for information on how to join the MDU, please visit


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