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Practice nursing award shortlist announced



The practice nursing shortlist has been announced for annual awards that celebrate primary care excellence.

The General Practice Awards, run by Nursing in Practice’s publisher Cogora, received hundreds of nominations in its 13th year celebrating and recognising hard work, innovation and dedication in primary care across the UK.

The five finalists for the practice nurse award are:

  • Ruth Wiggins
  • Knebworth & Marymead Surgeries Nursing Team
  • Alex Dalton
  • Maggi Bradley
  • Kat Graham and the Acute Care Team

Jessica Cornish, events market manager at Cogora, said: ‘We were in awe of all the inspiring work being carried out, despite the immense strain the healthcare sector was put under. Our expert judges completed their scoring, with many categories proving a tough deliberation.

‘The quality of the entries this year was incredibly high. We want to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted, it’s a fantastic achievement to get this far considering the trying times you have faced. We look forward to seeing lots of you at the Awards evening to celebrate.’

This year’s awards also included general practitioner of the year, pharmacist of the year and practice manager of the year.

Awards for clinical improvement also cover exceptional work in chronic conditions, public health and prevention, and mental health.

The Clinical Improvement: Chronic Conditions finalists are:

  • St.Helens Primary Care Networks / GP Providers / Edge Hill University
  • Lincolnshire CCG Cardiovascular Network
  • Care Home MDT Support Team
  • Hanham Secure Health Physical Healthcare and Administration Teams
  • Shakespeare Health Centre & Heathrow Medical Centre
  • Team NMC – Newton Medical Centre

The Clinical Improvement: Public Health and Prevention finalists are:

  • West Green Surgery and Hornsey Wood Green General Practice
  • Prescribe a Plant Team, Cornbrook Medical Practice
  • Woolpit Health Centre
  • Dr Maggie Kirk and the HealthBus Team
  • Protect NoW
  • Richmond Road Medical Centre

The Clinical Improvement: Mental Health finalists are:

  • Children & Young Peoples Intensive Support Function
  • James Wigg Practice Free Space Project
  • Ansh Pal Singh
  • Rizwana Dudhia and NELFT Community Learning Disability Teams
  • CVGP MH Team: Mr Peter Leitch and Dr Moncrieff
  • Earley+ PCN Mental Health team

The complete shortlist can be accessed online.

Tickets for the General Practice Awards 2021 Ceremony will be on sales by mid-September. If you are interested in attending, please contact generalpracticeawards@cogora.com for more information.

Last year, the University of Sheffield Health Team won the practice nursing category. Judges said the team impressed them by being ‘proactive, innovative, open to change and putting their unique patient population in the centre of everything they do’.