Quality Awards 2019

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Now in their fourth year, the Quality Awards aim to celebrate all the great work going on in primary care across south east Essex.



It is estimated that over 4,000 appointments take place every day in GP practices across south east Essex.  Most of us never get to hear about the positive stories, the staff that go the extra mile for their patients. It is true to say many of them save lives every day of the week.

From GPs, nurses, pharmacists and health care assistants on the front lines of health care, to reception staff and vital clerical roles supporting people day-to-day, these awards are open to everyone working in GP Practices that helps make a difference to the health of people in south east Essex.

We asked our member practices to nominate in six categories with another category, People's Choice open to the public. All nominations have now been collected and the winners will be announced on 5 November 2019. You can take a look at the nominees for each category in this booklet.

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Excellence in Primary Care

Excellence in Primary Care winners   Excellence in Primary Care runners up 3
Winners: Diabetes Team from Third Avenue Surgery, Canvey    Runners-up: Paul Manjaly and Anthony Smith receive their prize from Dr Brian Balmer (left) 
Future NHS    
Future NHS winner    Future NHS runner up 
Winner: Rebecca O'Shea of Pall Mall Surgery collects her award from
Castle Point and Rochford CCG and Southend CCG Accountable Officer Terry Huff 
  Runner-up: Dr Aidan Irlam of Central Surgery, Southchurch, collects the award on behalf of his practice manager, Christine Lloyd 
Health Equalities     
Health Equalities winner    Health Equalities runner up 
Winner: Janis Gibson presents the award to Dr Jamil Sorouji, collecting on behalf of Jeanette Lear from Queensway Surgery, Southend    Runner-up: Allyson McKinnon of West Road Surgery 
Wellbeing at Work    
Wellbeing at Work winners   Wellbeing at Work runner up
Winners: The 'Eco Warriors' from Queensway Surgery, Southend   Runner-up: Dr Sanjeet Chana from Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet
Care and Compassion    
Care and Compassion award    
Winners: Jill Lewis (left) from High Road Family Doctors, Benfleet and the Hawkesbury Road Surgery admin team    
People's Choice    
Peoples Choice winner    Peoples Choice runner up
Winner: Dr Alex Shaw from Highlands Surgery collects his award from Gary Pearson from the Echo    Runner-up: Sriyani Mellon from Valkyrie Surgery
Lifetime Achievement    
Lifetime Achievement winners    
Winners: Dr Halliday, Dr Ghauri, Dr Jayatilaka, Dr Sankarakumaran, Dr Nanda, Dr Jayaweera, Janice Palmer