'Text to cancel' idea wins a £4,000 GP Enterprise Award

A brilliantly simple idea has won a Lancashire practice the £4,000 overall prize in this year's GP Enterprise Awards.

Drs Shikha and Sanjay Pitalia offered patients the opportunity to cancel appointments by text message to ease access problems at their surgery.

The GP Enterprise Awards are organised by GP and the RCGP, and were sponsored in 2009 by the MDU. The aim is to publicise ideas from general practice that can be easily replicated around the UK.

The Drs Pitalia were among six category award winners announced in May this year, before practices across the country were asked to vote to decide the winner of the MDU Enterprise Award.

They will receive their prize at the RCGP headquarters in London. Information on all of the winnings ideas at www.healthcarerepublic.com/awards

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