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Finalists for the General Practice Awards 2018 unveiled

The finalists for this year’s prestigious General Practice Awards have been announced, including GPs from across the UK shortlisted in the ‘GP of the Year’ and ‘GP Trainee of the Year’ categories.

The awards – which attracted record numbers of entries in this, their tenth year – celebrate the hard work, dedication and ingenuity of teams working right across primary care.

 The finalists in the GP of the Year category this year are:

  • Dr Hergeven Dosanjh, Jubilee Health Centre
  • Dr Jason Fitchett, The Banks Surgery
  • Dr Angela Goyal, Street Lane Practice
  • Dr Gabriel Thomas Hendow, Bransholme Health Centre
  • Dr David J Johnston, Maine Medical Practice
  • Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, East One Health and Cable Street Surgery
  • Dr Elvis Martinez, Shotfield Medical Practice
  • Dr Gopal Mehta, Richmond Road Medical Centre

And in the GP Trainee of the Year category the following have been shortlisted:

  • Dr Oscar Duke, The Surgery Stanhope Mews West
  • Dr Franciska Levin, Bennetts End Surgery
  • Dr Dane Lucas, Heald Green HC
  • Jonathan Mills, Lincoln GPVTS Training Scheme

This year’s panel of judges for the GP and GP Trainee categories comprised leading GPs from the profession, including BMA deputy chair Dr David Wrigley.

Dr Wrigley said: ‘There was a very high standard of entries this year and it was tough deciding who came out on top. The dedication of GPs to the NHS and their patients was quite evident, and this in the face of GPs struggling to cope in an under-funded and under-resourced service.

‘Well done to all the entrants – you have much to be proud of.’

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on 30 November.

The shortlists for all the awards categories can be viewed online here.

Full panel of judges:

Dr Stephanie de Giorgio (Resilient GP)

Dr Matt Mayer (GP Survival/GPC)

Dr Peter Swinyard (Family Doctor Association)

Dr Kailash Chand (BMA honorary vice president)

Dr David Wrigley (deputy chair, BMA council)

Jaimie Kaffash (editor, Pulse)

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