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Scottish Doctor of the Year named

Dr Jane Harrison was this week named Doctor of the Year in the Daily Record Scottish Health Awards.

Readers were asked to make nominations for the awards, and Dr Harrison's name was put forward by Agnes Renton for the exceptional care provided to her mother, Rachel Renton, during a terminal illness.

Dr Harrison, a GP in Midlothian, said her initial instinct on hearing of her nomination was to withdraw because she had just been doing her job.

However, she changed her mind after encouragement from her patients and the

practice.

She said: 'The family paid tribute to me but actually what we did could not have happened without them. They were a very supportive family and easy to work with.'

Dr Harrison added: 'The practice manager wants the certificate for the wall and I am going to take the trophy to show my dad. He's a retired GP and very chuffed.'

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