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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, is in its 12th year celebrating the remarkable work carried out by Britain’s primary care professionals.

The five finalists for the practice nurse award are:

  • University Health Service Nursing Team, Sheffield
  •  Karen Waller
  •  Rachel Barnes
  •  Ruth Jacobs
  •  Carley Moore

The winners will likely be announced next week.

A ceremony is usually held in London, but Cogora has cancelled face-to-face events because of the impact of Covid-19.

Cogora events director Rebecca Jolliffe said: ‘Healthcare professionals continue to astound us with their commitment, innovation and drive. After an extraordinary year, the General Practice Awards wanted to recognise those going above and beyond, even before the challenges of 2020.

‘The entries, as ever, were exceptional and we look forward to crowning all our winners but also acknowledge that this year perhaps more than ever, all those working in healthcare deserve to be celebrated.’

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:

  • ATB Digital Virtual Ward
  • Care Home Nursing Support Team (CHNST)
  • Group Consultations: Alvanley Family Practice
  • Market Weighton Practice Team

The Clinical Improvement: Public Health and Prevention finalists are:

  • AMP Group Practice
  • Kent and Medway Training Hub
  • Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework
  • ‘Parkrun practice’ – a collaboration between the RCGP and Parkrun UK
  • Shere Surgery
  • Social Prescribing and Population Health Management in Primary Care

The Clinical Improvement: Mental Health finalists are:

  • Dr Hendow’s Practice
  • Mundesley Medical Centre
  • Oxfordshire Mind Primary Care Wellbeing Team
  • SHERPA team University of Bristol Students’ Health Service
  • Western Avenue Medical Centre

Last year, the Darwen Healthcare nursing team from Lancashire received the practice nursing award after developing ways to engage patients to encourage uptake of immunisation and screening programmes, as well as empowering them to take ownership of their health needs.