Entries are now closed for the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora 


We can all agree 2020 has been a tough year across all sectors! 


But your work has been more important than ever. More recognition is needed for all your hard work and innovation. Your dedication to New Zealand’s health needs to be acknowledged; you need to be acknowledged.  

Together let us continue these independent awards, celebrating excellence among healthcare professionals who work as one team in a smart system. Now more than ever let’s bring these strengths together and continue to create a more equitable Aotearoa that champions these important accomplishments. 

Help us show New Zealand how important primary care is to the health of our country by entering this year’s Awards.  

There are 22 award categories to enter. These span the primary healthcare sector, so before entering please take the time to read about the categories that apply to you/your team below and the awards criteria. 
Check out the important tips, key information and requirements in the entry guide. These will be a huge help when creating a strong entry! 

Click the awards criteria / Ts & Cs button to download as a PDF to read more in depth details on each award.  

Then once you are ready, click the button below to start your entry or nomination, which will redirect you to our awards entry page. 

Individuals & Teams

Good sort award

A nomination-only award

Outstanding contribution

to health 

A nomination-only award 

Green Cross Health

Community or primary healthcare pharmacist of the year 

Enter or nomination award 

Community pharmacy technician of the year 

Entry only award 


Community pharmacy of the year

Pharmacy Guild

Enter or nomination award 

Sir Graeme Douglas young primary healthcare 

pharmacist of the year


Enter or nomination award 

General practice of the year

Enter or nomination award 


General practitioner of the year 

Enter or nomination award 


Nurse practitioner of the year

Enter or nomination award 

College of Nurses

Aotearoa NZ

Practice nurse of the year

Enter or nomination award 

Boehringer Ingelheim


manager of the year 

Enter or nomination award 

Key Health Outcomes

Patient safety award

Enter or nomination award 


Entries close 24 January for this category

Innovation in service delivery award 

Enter or nomination award

Pharmaceutical Society

Primary and secondary integration award 

Southern Cross

Health Insurance

Entrants can be from primary or secondary care teams or, if the initiative was developed solely by one person, an individual may enter. 

Excellence in information technology or telehealth award

Enter or nomination award 

Spark Health

Equity award 

Enter or nomination award 

Ministry of Health

Best mental health programme 

Enter or nomination award 

Habit Health

Good space award


Enter or nomination award 

Best youth or senior health service award 

Enter or nomination award 

Research and education award 

Enter or nomination award 

Business achievement award

Enter or nomination award 


Best supplier service, product or campaign 

Blue Star

Enter or nomination award 

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