GP Enterprise Awards 2014

The GP Enterprise Awards offer £10,000 in prizes to GPs who have developed innovative new services or ways of working, with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.

We know that there is a huge amount of innovation going on in general practice around the UK and, together with our partners the RCGP, we want to spread the word about your ideas.

There are six categories covering all aspects of primary care, and a key part of the judging process is to assess whether your scheme would be replicable in similar practices or circumstances.

Once again we are grateful to the MDU for supporting the awards, and enabling us to award cash prizes to all of our winners.

Each category winner will receive a cheque for £1,000 and a commemorative plaque for their surgery. We will then ask the readers of GP magazine and GPonline.com to vote for their overall favourite, who will win a further £4,000 and the MDU Enterprise Award. The overall winner will be presented with their prize at the RCGP’s annual awards day in November 2014.

How to enter

Please use our online entry form to submit your entry. All we need is your contact details and a written submission of no more than 500 words, explaining what you did, why you did it, and what you achieved. If we need further information we will be in contact.

You can submit one scheme to any number of relevant categories. If you want to submit more than one scheme, please use a separate form for each entry.

Entry to the Enterprise Awards 2014 is now closed.

If you have any queries please email GPawards@haymarket.com.

The 2014 categories
Outstanding Practice Team

Prize £1,000

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


Prize £1,000

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


Prize £1,000

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


Prize £1,000

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
Productivity


Prize £1,000

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


Prize £1,000

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


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 winning practice will receive £4,000 and you will be entered into a prize draw for a fantastic iPad mini.

The closing date is 3 March 2014.

The GP Enterprise Awards 2014 are proudly supported by the Medical Defence Union

Proudly supported by the Medical Defence Union

The MDU is proud to support the GP Enterprise Awards 2014, recognising innovation and excellence in general practice.
 
The MDU is the UK’s leading defence organisation, a not-for-profit organisation wholly dedicated to our member’s interests. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice.  

The MDU offers members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Our customised services range from legal assistance, indemnity, training, support and risk management advice.

Members can access services to support their NHS and private work; including a free 24-hour medico-legal advice line, assistance and representation at trust and GMC hearings and full educational support with courses and workshops. Members can also benefit from GROUPCARE, the free MDU group scheme for GP practices.
 
Please visit themdu.com to find out more about GROUPCARE* and other benefits available for to GP members.

* If your practice has two or more MDU GPs (excluding GP locums, GPSTs and trust indemnified) you could set up a GROUPCARE scheme absolutely FREE and enjoy even more exclusive member benefits.

 

Previous winners

 

We know that there is a huge amount of innovation going on in general practice around the UK and, together with our partners the RCGP, we want to spread the word about your ideas.

There are six categories covering all aspects of primary care, and a key part of the judging process is to assess whether your scheme would be replicable in similar practices or circumstances.

Once again we are grateful to the MDU for supporting the awards, and enabling us to award cash prizes to all of our winners.

Each category winner will receive a cheque for £1,000 and a commemorative plaque for their surgery. We will then ask the readers of GP magazine and GPonline.com to vote for their overall favourite, who will win a further £4,000 and the MDU Enterprise Award. The overall winner will be presented with their prize at the RCGP’s annual awards day in November 2014.

How to enter

Please use our online entry form to submit your entry. All we need is your contact details and a written submission of no more than 500 words, explaining what you did, why you did it, and what you achieved. If we need further information we will be in contact.

You can submit one scheme to any number of relevant categories. If you want to submit more than one scheme, please use a separate form for each entry.

The closing date for entries is 3 February 2014.

If you have any queries please email GPawards@haymarket.com.

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