On Friday 10th December the winners of this year’s General Practice Awards were announced at a gala dinner hosted by comedian and actor Tom Allen.
As always, our judges had the unenviable task of choosing winners from hundreds of worthy and deserving submissions. We say every year how truly valuable it is to have a night like the Awards where we recognise those who have gone above and beyond, but in the current climate, these words have never been more appropriate.
This year our finalists, and all healthcare professionals, have had no choice but to go beyond their normal duties.
From delivering covid vaccination programmes with little notice, doing more remote consultations, to endeavouring to treat vulnerable and elderly patients who are shielding, scared and isolated, they have had to think quickly and innovatively about how to better protect patients and staff.
And all this against a backdrop of the usual challenges; getting to grips with primary care networks, tackling staff shortages, the dumping of workload from secondary care. We are truly in awe.
So without further ado, here are the 2021 General Practice Awards winners:
Clinical Improvement Award: Chronic Conditions
Winner: Newton Medical Centre, SSP Health
Clinical Improvement Award: Mental Health
Winner: Ansh Pal Singh, Lynwood Medical Centre
Clinical Improvement Award: Public Health and Prevention
Sponsored by Atrumed
Winner: Dr Maggie Kirk and the HealthBus Team
Technology or Digital Solution Provider of the Year
Extended Practice Team Member of the Year
Winner: Liz Rose, Social Prescriber, Gillingham Medical Practice
GP Trainee Rising Star of the Year
Sponsored by Atrumed, supported by Pulse
Winner: Dr Devina Maru, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, GP Specialty Registrar, London
General Practitioner of the Year
Sponsored by mjog by livi, supported by Pulse
Winner: Dr Christopher Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Milton Keynes Urgent Care Services
GP Team of the Year
Sponsored by X-on
Winner: Covid Protect – Norfolk and Waveney
HCP Education Programme of the Year
Winner: Inspira Health and Medtronic
Medical Supplier of the Year
Winner: Dene Healthcare
Pharmacist or Pharmacy Team of the Year
Winner: Mr Viral Doshi FRPharmS, Consultant Pharmacist – Public Health
Practice Manager of the Year
Sponsored by PSUK
Winner: Stephanie Tedstone, Management Partner, Compass House Medical Centres
Practice Nursing Award
Winner: Maggi Bradley, General Practice Nurse, Aughton Surgery; Nursing clinical lead Sefton Training Hub; Queens Nurse
Receptionist or Reception Team of the Year
Sponsored by Premier Patient Line
Winner: Jill Nicholls, College Lane Surgery, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Staffing Agency of the Year
Winner: Menlo Park Recruitment
Telecoms Provider of the Year
Huge congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to our judges and sponsors – without you the General Practice Awards simply wouldn’t be possible!
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