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HCP Awards

Our healthcare professional categories seek to recognise GPs, nurses, pharmacists, practice managers, leaders in healthcare and clinical teams who are making an outstanding contribution to patient care.

Nominations are now closed for 2018. 

If you are interested in entering a category in 2019, please send us an email at and we will keep you posted when next year opens. 


Clinical Improvement Award: Chronic Conditions

Clinical Improvement Award: Mental Health

Clinical Improvement Award: Public Health and Prevention

Community Nurse of the Year

Supported by Nursing in Practice

We are looking for a brilliant individual making a real difference to the provision of care in their local area - a community nurse who showcases strong leadership, innovative teaching of trainees, and exhibits the 6Cs of nursing.

Extended Practice Team Member

General Practitioner of the Year

Supported by Pulse

Open to all qualified GPs practising in the UK, this award is looking for someone who has helped to turn a struggling practice around; made improvements in the morale and wellbeing of their colleagues; or campaigned for change in their local area.

GP Trainee of the Year

Supported by Pulse

Open to all UK medical graduates in postgraduate training, we are looking for evidence of enthusiasm, a keen desire to learn, imagination, and a contribution aligned with the objectives of the Five Year Forward View.
We invite applications from Trainees themselves and also their colleagues.

Healthcare Leader of the Year

Supported by Healthcare Leader

This award is looking for decision makers working in the NHS and local government who are driving change within their health economy.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Supported by Pulse

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen by the General Practice Awards Team, judges and editorial staff and is not open for entries.

This award is to recognise an individual who during their career has made an outstanding and inspirational contribution to General Practice. 

People's Choice Award: Surgery of the Year

As voted for by the general public!

This award offers patients and members of the local community the chance to give thanks and show their appreciation for their health care team. This one is for the entire practice team!

Pharmacist of the Year

Supported by The Pharmacist

We are looking for a community pharmacist who has embraced new technologies and ways of working, and has sought to improve patient care in their local community.

Practice Manager of the Year

Supported by Management in Practice

We are looking for an outstanding Practice Manager who showcases a professionalism and a keen desire to deliver the best possible patient-focused services.

Practice Nurse of the Year

Supported by Nursing in Practice

We are looking for a practice nurse whose contribution is aligned with the objectives of the Five Year Forward View and whose imagination has improved patient care.

Receptionist of the Year

The GP Team of the Year

We are looking for teams who are striving to improve patient care, enhancing services offered, and working to develop their skill mix.

We seek to recognise the work of a multidisciplinary team that has had a positive impact on improving the patient experience in their practice.