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Independents' Day

Pulse opens nominations for most influential GPs

Nominations for the UK's most influential GPs are now open as Pulse begins this year's search for the GPs who have changed the profession the most in the past 12 months.

Each year we invite our readers to nominate the GPs who they believe has the most influence on general practice.

Whether it be someone who is able to influence Government strategy, provide a voice on behalf of the profession or has changed the profession - for good or bad - we want your nominations.

This year, we will be celebrating the work of our local heroes and rising stars at our General Practice Awards. If you want to nominate a local GP or future leader of the profession, please contact

To nominate someone for our top 50 most influential GPs at a national level, please provide us with details about why they deserve to be on the list by submitting your entry here.

You can nominate as many GPs as you like - and you have until 31 May to do so.

We look at all the information from you to decide our final list of names, so get nominating and let us know why your nominated GPs should receive wider recognition.


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Readers' comments (10)

  • What is the purpose of these annual popularity contests? Most of those who appear are those doing the least work as actual GPs....

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  • Took Early Retirement

    QUite. The usualy "top GPs". Pulse, this is an excrementally bad annual event.

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  • Totally agree with the above. Every time I see this ridiculous annual event I just cringe. Influential?..... don't make me laugh....or cry!

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  • The most influential GP should be the one who has managed to work full time for the majority of their career.
    Until the system values that person above all others both financially and by reputation then we will see little progress in patient care.

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  • I would like to nominate all the regular reader commentators on pulse today cause they're the only ones who give a crap. never heard of most of the other ones, but then again stuck at the coal face all day don't get to meet the influential, too busy doing the actual work. no gongs coming my way it appears.

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  • I think only nominees should come from the cohort who do at least 6 sessions or over front line GP work,not the 2 session wonders who pollute the list usually.

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  • Not quite sure which is more cringe worthy Eurovision or this.

    Mind you too busy with all my sessions so even if nominated would have time to buy a new suit and attend the ceremony!

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  • Yes I would say 5 sessions minimum frontline working i.e. Actually seeing patients

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  • What exactly have these stars been influencing? If they are in any way responsible for the dire state of GP partnership in the U.K. then they should be sanctioned, not celebrated.

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    In this historic Pulse article "Mr Hunt! I know where your 5,000 extra GPs are" a brilliant Phil Peverley has already declared the winners, the Morlocks. Here is an extract:

    "The Morlocks seek out committees. They go into management, medical politics and clinical governance, they spend their time devising ever more complicated protocols, they develop increasingly byzantine and infuriating regimes for appraisal and revalidation, they join CQC inspection teams and CCGs, they become clinical directors. They work for NHS England. They become MPs. They don’t see many patients. And they feed on the Eloi (that's the rest of us - I presume Phil means ilotes).

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