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Shortlist for the final 3 categories revealed...

We are delighted to reveal the shortlist for our 3 brand new categories, GP of the Year, Practice Nurse of the Year and Practice Manager of the Year. 

These new categories recognise and reward the people behind the fantastic work done every day in general practices across the country. They were judged seperately from the other categories by Editors and Publishers from MPI Media, including Ireland's leading medical newspaper, Irish Medical Times, and the country's most-used prescribing guide, MIMS Ireland

GP of the Year

• Dr Patrick Kelly – Irish Defence Forces

• Dr Emmet Kerin – Treaty Medical Centre

• Dr Michael McGloin - The Surgery, Athenry

Practice Manager of the Year

• Judges' choice - to be revealed at the Awards evening on the 16th November, 2017 

Practice Nurse of the Year

• Marsha Harmon – Clear Skin Medical Skin Clinic 

• Laura Tully - Athlone Institute of Technology

• Maura Johnson – Dr Liam McGrath Surgery 

• June Flood – Edenderry Clinic

See the rest of the shortlist

The following catgeories were judged by an independent panel made up of some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, medical journalists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. Meet our judges>>

Best Use of Information Technology

  • College of Anaesthetists of Ireland: The EPA Feedback report App
  • HSE, eHealth Ireland, National Clinical Care Program for Epilepsy & the RCSI: Providing Individualised Services and Care in Epilepsy (PISCES)
  • Orion Health and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Kick-starting a paperless revolution in the Republic of Ireland
  • St James's Hospital: Scan for Surgery Project
  • St Vincent's University Hospital: Whiteboard Solution – Patient Flow System


Best Use of Social Media

  • ALONE: ALONE ‘Thank You’ campaign
  • St Patrick's Mental Health Services: #MindYourSelfie
  • St James's Hospital: The Medication Safety Minute (#MedSafetyMin)
  • #wearedelivering: #wearedelivering social media campaign


Educational Meeting of the Year

  • Acquired Brain Injury Ireland: Acquired Brain Injury Ireland National Carers Conference
  • Fighting Blindness: Retina 2016 Conference
  • HSE HR Division/ Workplace Health & Wellbeing Unit: Bringing Workplace Health & Wellbeing to Life – Health Service People Strategy
  • Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (IOG), RCPI: 'Baby Talk – From Conception to Birth' – IOG free public meeting

Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy

  • Dementia Pathways, Department of General Practice, UCC: PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia)
  • Irish College of General Practitioners: Development of a competency-based Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway to facilitate direct entry into year two of GP training
  • Parkinson's Association of Ireland: Device-aided therapies for Parkinson's disease

Excellence in Healthcare Management

  • Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) – Service Improvement Team: IEHG group-wide service improvement in action using Lean process methodology
  • LauraLynn – Ireland's Children's Hospice: Implementation of Schwartz Rounds as a multi-disciplinary reflection forum in a children's hospice setting
  • University Hospital Limerick, UL Hospitals Group: New Emergency Department Project, ULHG
  • Cardiology Dept., Beaumont Hospital: Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention – optimising patient outcomes in the modern era of cardiology


GP of the Year

Judging to commence shortly


Hospital Project of the Year

  • Sligo University Hospital (SUH): Development of a cross-discipline inpatient Pop-Up Eating Disorder Unit in SUH to ensure safety of refeeding in severely ill eating disorder patients
  • Depts of Microbiology, Emergency Medicine and Infection Prevention and Control, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital: Rapid diagnosis of influenza in the Emergency Department
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital: The development and introduction of an Acute Diabetic Foot Pathway – a multidisciplinary approach
  • University Hospital Limerick (UHL)/ HSE West: Implementation of a robotic assisted surgery programme at UHL


Innovative GP Project of the Year

  • Kildare Medical Centre – Dr Ancilla McGoldrick: Primary Healthcare TV – Customised Waiting Room Information Service
  • Northdoc Medical Services: DDoc GP Out-of-Hours Doctors Handbook
  • PhotoBlue: Simple, safe and efficient way for GPs to use clinical photography in practice


Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced at the Irish Healthcare Awards, November 16th, 2017


NCHD Project of the Year

  • Dept. of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, Sligo University Hospital: Sligo Anaesthesia App
  • Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation at Galway University Hospital & NUI Galway: An evaluation of the efficacy of a simulation-based intervention incorporating precision teaching to train Senior House Officers in paediatric lumbar puncture to improve patient safety
  • Emergency Dept., St Vincent's University Hospital: ‘Please doctor, can I have some darkness?’


Nursing and Midwifery Project of the Year

  • Dept. of Rheumatology, University Hospital Waterford: Improving patient information/communication about Methotrexate – development of a patient education guide, monitoring and information booklet and alert card
  • School of Nursing, Dublin City University: Dementia Elevator Public Service Training
  • St Vincent's Private Hospital: ‘Down the line’ – An ongoing quality improvement initiative to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections


Outpatient Initiative of the Year

  • Dept. of Rheumatology, Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disease Unit (RMDU), Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross, St Vincent's University Hospital, in collaboration with the National Maternity Hospital: A Reproductive Care Pathway for patients with rheumatic disease
  • HSE-National Drug Treatment Centre: The GHB Outpatient Clinic in the HSE National Drug Treatment Centre
  • Paediatric Cardiology, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin: National Outreach Paediatric Cardiology Services – Keeping Thousands of Children Close to Home


Patient Education Project of the Year – Pharmaceutical

  • A.Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland & Arthritis Ireland: Living with Gout – Awareness Project
  • Asthma Society of Ireland, supported by GSK: Asthma deaths public awareness and patient education campaign
  • Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd with the Marie Keating Foundation, supported by Edelman: ‘Don’t Ignore the Red’
  • Wilson Hartnell, Grünenthal: ‘My pain feels like...’

Patient Education Project of the Year – Non-Pharmaceutical

  • Alpha One Foundation: ‘What is Alpha-1’ educational film
  • Headway Brain Injury Service and Support: Living With Brain Injury – A Practical Guide
  • Irish Haemochromatosis Association: Raising awareness of haemochromatosis
  • Rotunda Hospital: An initiative to provide lactation support for premature babies

Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year

  • Pfizer Healthcare Ireland and Teneo PSG: Hacking Health: It Takes Guts – A Health Hackathon
  • The Mental Health First Aid Training & Research Programme with Saint John of God Hospital and the Mental Health Division, HSE: Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital: An exercise intervention to improve outcomes in obese pregnant women: a randomised controlled trial

Patient Organisation Project of the Year

  • All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIPHC): ‘Let’s Talk About’ Palliative Care Survey Report
  • Heart Children Ireland: Heart Children Ireland Psychology Service
  • Suicide or Survive (SOS) Wellness Workshops Online Programme: ‘You Matter, Youth Matter’ online Wellness Workshop

Pharmaceutical Social Commitment Project of the Year

  • A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland: Get Breathless for COPD Cycle
  • Pfizer Healthcare Ireland: Pfizer Healthy Town 2016

Practice Manager of the Year

Judging to commence shortly


Practice Nurse of the Year

Judging to commence shortly

Public Health Initiative of the Year

  • Cork-Sudan Helping Babies Breathe Partnership incorporating Cork University Maternity Hospital and the Continuing Professional Development Centre, Khartoum, Sudan: Cork-Sudan Helping Babies Breathe Project
  • MSD Ireland and FleishmanHillard: Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic
  • Rotunda Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Team: Introducing early screening for postnatal depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Research Paper of the Year

  • Irish Meningitis & Sepsis Reference Laboratory Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Testing for pneumococcal meningitis in children
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC): Administration of home intravenous chemotherapy to children by their parents – parents’ evaluation of a nationwide programme


Student Project of the Year

  • UCC Medical Society: A doctor’s toughest diagnosis: their own mental health
  • William Hutch, UCC/Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT): Neuromonitoring in neonates        


Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year

  • National Doctors Training & Planning (NDTP), HSE and Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies: International Medical Graduate Training Initiative (IMGTI)
  • The Heartbeat Trust: Heart Failure Virtual Consultation: Bridging the gap of heart failure care in the community by enabling an educational platform for GP-Specialist interaction

An Dhuas Mhór

To be announced at the Irish Healthcare Awards, November 16th, 2017


Winners will be announced at our glamorous black tie gala dinner taking place on the 16 November 2017, in the Round Room at the Mansion House.

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