Primary Care Awards 2019

Overview

As part of our two-day conference, and together with the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership we hosted the Primary Care Awards evening. 

This event celebrated and recognised the amazing work of primary care teams and individuals across Greater Manchester, with over 100 applications being submitted for our judges to review.  

Our independent judges had a difficult time creating a shortlist due to the high standard of nominations. In the end, our winners were decided and invited to King’s House Conference Centre for an evening dinner and celebration.

Congratulations to all our award winners below!  

primary care awards 2019 winners

LOUISE KELLY

NURSE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

A dynamic caring Individual who has demonstrated commitment to improving quality and whole person care’ Developing Excellence in asthma care. Continuity of care in practice, improving quality of Life and reducing asthma hospital admissions.

KATE JONES

BEST TEAM INITIATIVE

Kate has developed robust clinical and academic curriculum in partnership with Salford University, supporting and enabling colleagues. A dedicated and humble future thinking leader for Greater Manchester.

MARUS BRIDGE

BEST PRACTICE PLACEMENT

This practice has hosted 12 nursing students in the last 24 months, the feedback experience from future students has been inspiring, and has fostered a culture of embedding general practice as a first career destination. What the judges said: Marus Bridge has demonstrated the art of the possible, and stands as a beacon for others to follow.

JULIE NEYLON

BEST PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAMME

A pioneering individual who demonstrates innovation dedication and commitment to robust preceptorship & was one of the first nurses across GM to develop this and to systemise this across her localities.

RACHEL CARR

NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

A deserving winner increasing the uptake of cervical smears using her ingenuity and creativity to support both her peer’s, public health outcomes, and her practice population.

DENTON MEDICAL

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Promoting the rights of veterans, carers and families - the team signed up to the Armed Forces covenant in June of last year, ensuring that veterans, and their families are visible, and that care pathways and health outcomes for this community are valued and seen. A very deserving team, who have enabled important conversations around the care of the veteran community, providing excellence in continuity of care.

MELINDA TOOTHILL

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT WORKER OF THE YEAR

An inspiring journey and fabulous team player from Receptionist to Assistant Practitioner’, constantly showing lifelong learning, innovation and care in practice.

DANIeL LAING

CLINICAL NURSE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

A dynamic individual, highly regarded by his patients and his team. Daniel has embedded a culture of quality improvement at the heart of his practice. He has been an outstanding mental health champion LGBT Practice Lead, and has introduced D dimer testing, for his practice population.

LOCALITY APPLICATION

IMPROVING STAFF RETENTION

Ashcroft practice, Hawthorn practice, West Gorton, Mount Road and West Point Medical Centres: Supporting and enabling group consultations, eat well move more lifestyle classes, use of digital technology to support staff and development of a what’s app group What the judges said: A great imitative and effort to support the wider locality, all the practices have shown real drive and dedication to recognise that ‘all of all staff matter.

GROSVENOR MEDICAL

GP TEAM OF THE YEAR

Stalybridge looks a great place to work, with care and fun at the heart of the Practice’ Grosvenor has demonstrated a variety of local improvements including embedding student nurse placements at their practice, development of online support groups, emergency asthma kits in primary schools and supporting local park runs, and introduction of group consultation for long term conditions.

PATIENT EDUCATOR AWARDS

NICK HARTSHONE EVANS

Nick is an inspirational and dynamic Patient Leader and educator, who has worked across greater Manchester in partnership with primary and community nurses to build awareness and skills of living with heart failure. He has led on a GM wide project called Marvellous Mentors that has impacted positively on the entire population and it’s staff! It’s my great pleasure to present this ward to Nick as CEO of the pumping Marvellous Foundation.

MIKE THORPE

Mike has worked tirelessly in support of GM Cancer, CRUK and with various committees and national bodies up and down the UK on behalf of greater Manchester. With lived experience of Prostate cancer, Mike has been instrumental in supporting primary and community nurses in early cancer diagnostics. Mike is a cheeky chap, with a caring nature and wonderful personality.

THERESA TRAVIS

Theresa is an inspiring Individual and a Greater Manchester carer. Theresa campaigns to raise awareness of head injury trauma, and supports those with neurological conditions. She is the GM chair of Greater Manchester Nurse Wide Group, and has championed the recruitment campaign for primary and community care, with her caring presence and her wonderful videos.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

DR JAWEEDA IDOO

Jaweeda has been described as a fun loving, caring and creative GP, who has positioned her practice and her community at the heart of care in Stockport. Jawedda’s achievements are tenfold, but most notably are her teams drive to improve community cohesion and embed social prescribing initiatives like her practice allotment, within her care. She is an inclusive and diverse leader who says she could not operate without her nursing and care staff and has been very supportive across both her locality and her federation in developing future nurses.

DR AMIR HANNAN

Amir is a charismatic GP champion, who believes in tackling social injustice and ardently supports and engages the development of digital health and digital literacy in partnership with his practice and his patients. He has been a GM pioneer of access to records and understanding for many years and has taken whole teams of staff on that journey to improve quality of access to information and patient led initiatives. In recent years Amir has been a keen supporter of practice nursing, and has mentored, challenged and supported the first GM nurse onto the local LMC Board.

DR ALISON LEA

Ali is described by colleagues as a humble, industrious and supportive presence. Her work both within Greater Manchester and with the RCGP has been described as inspiring, thoughtful and forward thinking. Ali is a true and rare GP champion for progressive education, training and learning environments. At the heart of Ali’s work is the ethos of connecting with all, to support both interdisciplinary learning and to progress quality with whole MDT teams across Greater Manchester. Her work and care both as a GP and educator with the GM training hub has been a central tenet to advancing and raising the profile and value of future nurses, coming into primary care. Ali is currently working on a variety of GM initiatives to ensure that education and training forms the heart and soul of robust clinical practice and future care. Congratulations Ali, your achievements are outstanding

dr john patterson

John is a beloved and inspiring individual, who is highly regarded across GM and beyond for his tremendous care, tenacity and foresight in tacking the social determinants of health and reducing health inequalities for the most deprived and vulnerable populations across Greater Manchester. His model of ‘Focused care’ which is spreading and embedding across GM has inspired nurses and their teams alike to emulate a health creating care model that gets to the root cause of health inequality.’ Working with some of the most vulnerable in our society, john has inspired nurses and teams to take up the mantle! As an individual he uniquely understands that reducing health inequity means restoring relationships, he is a wonderful GP champion for our Nurses.

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