The South Holderness Medical Practice in East Yorkshire has been voted the overall winner of the GP Enterprise Awards 2011.
Dr David Fitzsimons and colleagues showed exemplary teamwork in their one-stop approach to reviewing patients with more than one long-term condition.
The semi-rural area has high levels of deprivation, with prevalence of conditions such as diabetes running at 6.7%.
The practice launched an innovative combined clinic to address the problem, bringing together GPs, nurses, pharmacists and patients, to carry out more than 1,000 health checks in the first year.
Having won the Practice Team category, the practice was voted overall winner by the readers of GP, and will be presented with a prize of £4,000 at the RCGP's annual awards day in November.
|The winning practices
|Overall Winner||Practice Team - South Holderness Medical Practice, Withernsea, East Yorkshire|
1. Practice Team
|Dr Fitzsimons and team, South Holderness Medical Practice, Withernsea, East Yorkshire|
2. Innovative Clinical Care (General)
|Dr Malav Bhimpuria and team, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire|
3. Innovative Clinical Care (Specific)
|Dr Mike D'Souza and team, Kingston, Surrey|
Thanks to all of those practices that entered. The judging was a challenging but rewarding experience.
And thanks also to those GPs and lay representatives who freely gave their time and expertise to the judging process. The only disappointment was that strict judging criteria meant that a number of categories could not be awarded.
The judges were:
- Dr Imran Rafi - Medical director of the RCGP clinical innovation and research centre
- Antony Chuter - Chairman of the RCGP Patient Partnership Group
- Dr Mike Devlin - Head of advisory services at the MDU
- Dr Paula Hensler - Medical editor of Haymarket Medical Media
- Colin Cooper - Editor-in-chief of Haymarket Medical Media.
Please email us at GPawards@haymarket.com if you have any questions.
|The GP Enterprise Awards 2011 are proudly supported by the Medical Defence Union|
The Medical Defence Union is proud to support the GP Enterprise Awards 2011, recognising innovation and excellence in general practice.