See the 2018 categories
Choose from our wide range of categories below. If you'd like to enter multiple categories, select a category below and you will be able to add/enter more categories in the next step.
Entries are paid for, except for a small selection are free to enter - these include: GP of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Nurse of the Year.
Best Use of Information TechnologyThis award is for the innovative use of information technology in a healthcare context to improve efficiencies and deliver better patient care.
Best Use of Social MediaThis category recognises the best use of social media in a campaign by a hospital, health body, charitable organisation or pharmaceutical company
Educational Meeting of the YearHighlighting the very best in educational meetings, including conferences, symposia, CME meetings and other events for healthcare professionals.
Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy
Recognising the effectiveness of educational initiatives aimed at, or originated by GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists or other primary care professionals
Excellence in Healthcare Management
A category rewarding innovation in healthcare management that is focused on the patient, the carer and/or the general public.
GP of the Year
This award recognises a GP who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care in their sphere. It is open to all qualified GPs practising in Ireland, including partners and sessional GPs. We invite applications from both GPs themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Health Administrator of the Year
This award invites applications from all decision makers working within the Department of Health, Health Service Executive and private sector that have helped to deliver results and steer change within Irish healthcare.
Entries are not limited to senior managers but also those who have taken an innovative idea forward to their managers to be commissioned or have implemented a practice-based service that has benefited its local community.
We invite applications from both individuals themselves and nominations from colleagues.
Hospital Project of the Year
For projects aimed at, or created/developed by, hospital doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital-based healthcare professionals in a hospital setting.
Innovative GP Project of the Year
An award for outstanding work in the form of improvements or innovations implemented by individuals in a general practice setting, at either a clinical or practice management level, that improves the quality of patient care or helps free up GP time.
NCHD Project of the Year
The best initiative implemented by an individual NCHD or team of NCHDs on their clinical site, aimed at quality improvement, education or training, enhancing hospital procedures or improving communication between healthcare professionals.
Nursing Project of the Year
This award is for a nurse- or midwife-led project that recognises the effectiveness of initiatives with clearly defined results and outcomes, originated by an individual nurse or midwife or a team.
Outpatient Initiative of the Year
This award recognises innovation or excellence shown in an outpatient setting, for a project aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to this category of patients.
Patient Education Project of the Year — Pharmaceutical
For projects that have been established or supported by the pharmaceutical industry, aimed at educating patients, carers and the general public.
Patient Education Project of the Year — Non-Pharmaceutical
For educational projects undertaken by patients’ associations, support groups or individuals aimed at an audience of patients, carers and/or the general public.
Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year
For projects that promote healthy lifestyle practices and patient education, with a view to improving the health of at-risk populations.
Patient Organisation Project of the Year
For the innovative projects or campaigns undertaken by patient organisations to improve the lives of patients and their families and address their health needs.
Pharmaceutical Social Commitment Project of the Year
Recognises and rewards investments by the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of science and education, health, social needs or community projects, either in Ireland or abroad, that exemplify good corporate responsibility and citizenship.
Public Health Initiative of the Year
An award in recognition of important work carried out by clinicians, patients’ associations and the healthcare industry in promoting, sponsoring and partnering public health initiatives.
Practice Manager of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a Practice Manager who has made an outstanding contribution to their surgery’s performance in the last 12 months. We invite applications from both Practice Managers themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Practice Nurse of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a Practice Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care in their sphere. It is open to all qualified Practice Nurse practising in Ireland. We invite applications from both Practice Nurses themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Research Paper of the Year
For outstanding original Irish research published in a peer reviewed journal, between July 2016 and July 2017, that has the potential to contribute significantly to improving health and healthcare.
Student Project of the Year
An award for an outstanding project from medical students or student societies, showing initiative either in research or practical projects.
Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year
Recognising creative solutions aimed at ensuring Ireland’s healthcare system is financially sustainable, or environmentally sustainable, and also makes best use of our social and human capital, against the twin pressures of increased disease burden and reduced health budgets.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented to a doctor who, in the view of colleagues or patients, has made an exceptional contribution to Irish medicine during his or her career. Nominations are welcome and free of charge. A brief biography of the individual, together with the reasons why he or she deserves the accolade, is required.