Innovative clinic wins GP Enterprise Awards 2011

The South Holderness Medical Practice in East Yorkshire has been voted the overall winner of the GP Enterprise Awards 2011.

Dr Fitzsimons and team at the South Holderness Medical Practice (Photograph: UNP)
Dr Fitzsimons and team at the South Holderness Medical Practice (Photograph: UNP)

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 GP Enterprise Awards are organised by GP newspaper in association with the RCGP, and sponsored by the Medical Defence Union.

Find out how the practice organised the clinic, and read about all the other innovative winners in the GP Enterprise Awards at

  • Do you and your practice have an innovative idea or scheme that deserves wider recognition? Look out for the GP Enterprise Awards 2012, launching later this month with an exciting new list of categories.

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