Nominations open for the Health Professional of the Year Awards

Nominations open for the Health Professional of the Year Awards
Winners of the 2019 Health Practitioner of the Year Awards

The search is on for the Territory’s top primary health care doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and Aboriginal health workers with nominations now open for the 2022 Health Professional of the Year Awards.

Run by the NT Primary Health Network, the annual Awards recognise those outstanding health professionals who are making a difference to the provision of primary health care in the NT.
“The Health Professional of the Year Awards recognise health professionals who are striving to engage their patients and peers to improve health and wellbeing in the NT,” said NT PHN CEO, Gill Yearsley.

“We have an incredible community of hardworking health professionals here in the Territory, particularly in our remote Indigenous communities, and these awards are a chance to celebrate those individuals who go the extra mile and hear some of their inspirational stories.

“If you know an unsung primary health care hero, I strongly encourage you to nominate them to the Health Professional of the Year awards so their achievements can be recognised.”

The Awards will take place at a gala dinner ceremony on Thursday 11 August 2022 during the Compass conference, which is the premier professional development and networking event for primary health care professionals in the Territory.

Health professionals can be nominated within the following categories:

  • Specialist GP or other doctor working in primary health care
  • Nurse and/or midwife
  • Allied health practitioner
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner

There is also an award acknowledging significant contributions to primary health care:

  • Primary Health Care Support Person of the Year

The winner of each category receives a $1000 voucher to put towards professional development.

To nominate someone for the Health Professional Awards of the Year go to

Nominations close 17 July 2022.

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