Belfast Telegraph

Ulster's top doctors vie for GP title

NORTHERN Ireland's top doctor will be known tonight.

NORTHERN Ireland's top doctor will be known tonight.

Dr Christine Hunter, Dr Fred MacSorley and Dr Ian Noble are through to the grand final of the Northern Ireland Medical Review GP of the Year award.

The trio will battle it out for the coveted accolade at the Northern Ireland Health Care Awards at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, tonight.

With varied backgrounds, the trio are well equipped in lifesaving skills.

Dubbed 'the motorcycling doctor', Lurgan's Dr Fred MacSorley regularly provides medical cover at motorcycle events throughout the province, including the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix.

He is on call 24-hours a day to help road accident victims and has tirelessly campaigned to make the province's roads safer.

On top of her day-to- day work running of a busy Belfast surgery, Dr Christine Hunter is also the medical adviser to the Ulster Orchestra and is a budding pianist.

Magherafelt doctor Ian Noble has worked for many years to develop a partnership between patient and doctor to give patients a better understanding of their own illnesses and involve them in managing their own conditions.

The three top docs have an anxious wait until this evening to find out who is the best in the provice - the first time Northern Ireland will have a GP of the year.

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