Donegal-based GP, Dr Rory Stewart is amongst more than 30 healthcare professionals nominated for the National GP Awards.

The winners will be announced by GP and television personality, Dr Pixie McKenna, at a glittering awards ceremony in Dublin on Friday 21st September 2018.

The National GP Awards is hosted by, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, in association with Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging services.

Now in its third year, the annual awards ceremony recognises excellence, innovation and collaboration amongst GPs, hospitals and healthcare professionals all over Ireland.

This year, nominations were received from all over the country and across all 11 categories, from both healthcare professionals and patients.

Dr Shane McKeogh of said: “The quality of the nominations has truly been outstanding.  We are all familiar with the pressure the healthcare sector is under and in particular GPs who are the cornerstone of family healthcare.

"These Awards are about stopping and taking some time to appreciate the positive work that has been done to improve healthcare for patients and the achievements of general practitioners and primary care teams in general across the country.”

Barry Downes, Country Manager at Affidea Ireland and a member of the judging panel, said:  “The high level of excellence in General Practice and the stories of GP care that go above and beyond the call of duty, as documented by the patients themselves, gets better every year.

"Congratulations to all of the hard working and dedicated leaders in their fields who were nominated, which is a testament in itself.”

The National GP Awards offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the dedication, commitment and innovation of the thousands of GPs delivering healthcare in communities throughout the country.

Hundreds of nominations were reviewed by the judging panel, which comprises experts from across the medical, healthcare, media and business sectors.

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