Stornoway doctor is Runner-Up GP of the Year

Stornoway GP Dr Neil Davis is the Runner Up GP of the Year for Scotland 2011.

Dr Davis is a partner in the Broadbay Practice on Francis Street, Stornoway.

The awards, set up by the Royal College of GPs recognise and learn from examples of outstanding general practice in Scotland. Patients send in their personal experiences, in their own words, highlighting precisely what they believe makes an excellent GP. This invaluable information helps to recognise the people who really deserve a thank you and also enables the general practice profession to learn and grow by hearing directly from their patients.

Dr Davis was nominated by an appreciative patient who wishes to remain anonymous.

Winner of the overall award GP of the Year is Dr Joe Tangney from Glen Mor Medical Practice in Fort William.

RCGP Scotland will present the awards for GP of the Year at the annual Gala Evening held at The Hub in Edinburgh on 11 November. The event is attended by the leaders and innovators of primary care in Scotland including the Scottish Government, fellow medical royal colleges, leading university researchers in primary care and the inspirational leaders of the future, such as the guest speaker Dr. Andrew Murray: marathon runner, healthy lifestyle campaigner and star of the BBC programme ‘The Ultimate Marathon Man’.

Long-term supporter of the award, Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said,

“For most Scots, GPs and practice staff are their main contact with the NHS and their value to patients cannot be underestimated.

“I’m delighted that this award has gone from strength to strength as it is a first of its kind in Scotland and unique in that it comes from patients themselves.

Congratulations to this year’s winners and thanks not just to them and the other nominees, but to all Scotland’s GPs and practice staff who have delivered outstanding care.”Presented alongside GP of the Year will be the Dr Alastair Donald Award for contribution in a community setting, the Caring About Carers award for support given to carers and the Practice Team Award, an award recognising the whole team. This year’s raffle proceeds will be donated to Diabetes UK Scotland.