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Quality and Safety in Practice Award

ICGP Quality and Safety in Practice Awards 2024

The purpose of the ICGP Quality and Safety in Practice awards is to highlight the high quality, innovative leadership that GPs demonstrate in their day-to-day practice. The awards harness a sense of pride and appreciation for the enormous work being done at the frontline of general practice and help us demonstrate the value of the work GPs and their teams do every day.

We invite GPs to share their stories of the practical, novel quality improvement initiatives that you have introduced in practices across Ireland. Through the awards, we aim to share our learning experiences and demonstrate how simple measures can improve the care we deliver to patients. Projects should demonstrate a quality Improvement initiative across any aspect of General Practice. Some examples are outlined below. We invite you to share your experience with your peers by submitting initiatives using the short entry form below.

Practice Management

  • Have you improved your appointment system?
  • Did you develop a novel recall system for your vaccination campaign?
  • Did you/your team develop an improved system for providing blood test results?

Clinical Practice

  • Have you introduced measures to improve prescribing in your practice?
  • Have you improved the care of your cancer patients?
  • Did you introduce a quality improvement initiative to improve your patients' clinical care?

Information Technology Solution

  • Have you introduced a reminder on your software system to reduce the risk of error? For example are you highlighting patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?
  • Have you added a message to your prescriptions when you have stopped a drug to notify the pharmacist?

Working with your practice team

  • How did you engage the practice team/patients and lead in the implementation of the solution?
  • How can we sustain improvements to improve healthcare?

How to enter

Entry for 2024 will be available soon.

This award will be presented at the WONCA Europe conference from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 September 2024 in Dublin. 

Please read Terms and Conditions (pdf, 122KB) of entry. 


The winning project will receive a generous prize. Finalists should be available to make a summary presentation on their submission at the WONCA Europe conference from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 September 2024 in the Convention Centre, Dublin where awards will be presented.

Closing date 

Closing date for entries is Friday, 31 of May 2024.

View previous winning entries