The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has asked patients in Scotland to hand in their nominations for its GP of the Year competition.
The submissions, which include testimonies, will be judged by a panel of RCGP members and patients.
Dr Ken Lawton, creator of the award and chair of RCGP Scotland, said: “We created this award last year and I was overwhelmed with the response from the public, in particular the quality of the stories that our patients had to tell, some of which were literally life changing.
“We wanted to celebrate the successes of general practice and show its diverse and vital impact across Scotland, from the remote single handed doctors in the highlands to those in deprived inner-city areas. The best way to do this was to hear from the patients themselves, in their own words, so it wasn’t about being a ‘tick box’ exercise for the College.”
The competition will also recognise the contribution of other members of staff – from nurses to administrative assistants – through The Practice Team Award.
The prize-giving show will be held on 12 November in Edinburgh.
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