Entries are now open for GP Team of the Year as part of the General Practice Awards 2021.
The award will recognise a multidisciplinary primary care team that can outline how they implemented an initiative or project to improve patient care or their local area.
Nominations for the award may include examples of outstanding improvements to access or continuity of care, or the implementation of a new service which has had a tangible impact, alongside the team’s ability to operate as usual during the pandemic.
Teams will also be recognised for how they ‘developed their skill mix to meet patient demand’, for example through improved time management or services.
The deadline for entries is 1 June, with the ceremony taking place on 10 December.
Entrants will be judged against evidence of innovation, such as integrating roles or working across organisations, with judges considering clear objectives for quality improvement within the practice that address a specific need.
This year marks the 13th annual General Practice Awards, which are held by Management in Practice’s publisher, Cogora.
Teams are also encouraged to submit nominations for members of the wider practice team for the Extended Practice Team Member Award.
This award will recognise the achievements of a GP Pharmacist, paramedic, physician associate, HCA, mental health practitioner, or social prescribing link worker who has helped improve patient care, practice efficiency, team morale or clinical workload.
The winner may be a team member who has freed up time for other practice team members, or who has improved inter-professional relationships, perhaps by establishing a patient group or working with nearby practices.