Local Medical Practice supported by Derbyshire Carers Association Nominated for a National NHS Leade

Somercotes Medical Practice in the Amber Valley and South Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group were shortlisted for an impressive national award last Tuesday, 8th March at a glamorous event in London.

The awards event recognises a noticeable impact on patient engagement, highlights working with people who use the services and goes the extra mile to create a legacy of listening and responding.

Somercotes Medical Practice alongside Derbyshire Community Foundation Trust were placed in the spotlight due to their excellent leadership, promotion, facilitation and management of the new ‘Carers Clinics’ initiative. This is a new opportunity for carers to meet health professionals in suitable location and discuss their caring needs and carry out a carers’ assessment. The response from this initiative amongst health staff and patients has been fantastic and there is new momentum to develop the initiative further afield.

This celebration of success shines a light on such initiatives and the hard work developing them. 2016 brings its own challenges for all who work in the NHS and because of the leadership talent in our area DCA believes the service will go from strength to strength.

Congratulations to all at Somercotes Medical Practice!