An Duais Mhór
This unique category CANNOT be entered, as the winner is chosen by the judges as the overall outstanding person, project or organisation chosen from all of the category winners.
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
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.
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.
General Practice of the Year
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.
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 & Midwifery 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.