Local Derbyshire Medical Practice Nominated for a National British Medical Journal Award

Somercotes Medical Practice in Alfreton, Derbyshire are shortlisted for an impressive BMJ Award in May this year.

The BMJ Awards are the UKs premier medical awards programme recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams. They highlight engaging with people who use the services and those who go the extra mile to meet patient expectations and demand.

Somercotes Medical Practice are placed in Primary Care Team of the Year for their DCA Supported ‘Carers Clinics’ service. The award recognises excellent leadership, promotion, facilitation and management of new initiatives.

The Clinics are 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 shine 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!