GP newspaper shortlisted for two coveted awards

GP newspaper has been shortlisted for two of the most coveted awards in the magazine industry.

GP newspaper has been shortlisted for weekly business magazine of the year and Dr Liam Farrell, the paper’s columnist, has been shortlisted for columnist of the year (business media) in the annual Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) awards.

The PPA is the UK magazine industry’s body and its awards recognise magazine excellence and innovation.

Dr Farrell, whose darkly humorous tales of life as a GP in Northern Ireland are hugely popular with readers, will be hoping to repeat previous success in the awards – he won the PPA’s business columnist of the year award in 2005.

newspaper editor Emma Bower said: ‘The PPA awards are the top awards in the magazine industry so it is a real achievement for GP newspaper to be shortlisted in two categories.

‘The whole GP team has worked exceptionally hard over the past year to bring GPs across the country the latest news, clinical updates and essential advice on running their business – and this recognition is testament to all that hard work.

‘We’ve also introduced a number of new initiatives in 2008, including changing the size of the publication and greater integration with our website Healthcare Republic, to provide GPs with daily news on the issues that matter to them.’

‘We’d really like to thank all of our readers for their ongoing support,’ she added.

The PPA award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 30 June.

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