A PEMBROKESHIRE GP is among doctors and dentists from across Wales to be recognised for their commitment to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) recently awarded five winners, along with three runners up, in the BEST Awards 2018.

The dedication of medical and dental trainers ensures NHS Wales is equipped to deliver excellent patient care now and in the future.

Dr Jennifer Boyce of Argyle Medical Group, Pembroke Dock, was announced as joint winner with Dr Sara Bodey of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the primary care category.

As a GP trainer, Dr Boyce has been awarded for demonstrating professionalism and empathy while also bringing enthusiasm to the role of the GP in a rural area.

Dr Boyce said: “I feel very humbled to have jointly won a BEST Award this year. It is a huge privilege to be involved in healthcare education in Wales.

“I look forward to continuing to work and support those in training, and those that have finished training, to continue to develop the primary care team to provide excellent healthcare for patients.”

Julie Rogers, deputy chief executive at HEIW, said: “The BEST Awards recognise those doctors and dentists at the forefront of delivering medical and dental education across Wales.

“It’s fantastic to celebrate those who have been nominated by trainee doctors and dentists for their enthusiasm and commitment to their role as trainers and the support they provide.”