Winners revealed in the GP Enterprise Awards 2014

The winners of the GP Enterprise Awards 2014 have now been announced, demonstrating the spirit of innovation and excellence in patient care across UK general practice.

The six winning ideas included the restructuring of teams to meet new challenges, the development of innovative services, the use of new technologies, and ways to care for vulnerable groups.

Their awards were presented in London by RCGP president Professor Mike Pringle, as part of the MIMS Clinical Update conference on 19 June.

Readers of GPonline can now vote to decide the overall winner by using our online voting form - and take part in a prize draw to win an iPad mini.

Professor Pringle said: ‘I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and everyone who was nominated for these prestigious awards. Voting is now open on the GPonline website for you to vote for your overall winner, so I urge you to log on and cast your vote for any of these deserving recipients.’

The GP Enterprise Awards are organised by GP magazine and GPonline in association with the RCGP and sponsored by the MDU.

This year’s winners are:

Outstanding Practice Team
James Wigg Practice, Kentish Town, North West London

Radically overhauled the structure of the practice, to improve continuity of care by working in distinct teams of clinical staff.

Innovative Clinical Care
Rainbow Surgery, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

This practice has pioneered an innovative approach to helping alcohol dependent patients, with a 60% success rate at 3 months.

Caring for Vulnerable Groups
Homeless Patient Pathway Team, Birmingham

A GP-led pathway that focuses on the needs of the homeless with impressive results.

Best Use of Media and Technology
GP Care, Bristol

This GP federation developed a system that gave GPs immediate telephone access to hospital specialists for advice and guidance.

Improving Quality and Productivity
Haverstock Healthcare, Camden, London

Innovative work by this team of GPs dramatically reduced A&E attendances and elderly hospital admissions.

RCGP First5 Award
Dr Faizan Ahmed, Moss Side Family Medical Practice, Manchester

This inspirational GP transformed a failing inner city practice at the same time as developing innovative new services.

Vote now to decide the overall winner of the MDU Enterprise Award by using our online voting form - and enter the prize draw for an iPad mini.

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