Axminster Medical Practice in line for top award

PUBLISHED: 15:01 11 July 2018

Mayor Jeremy Walden presents the NHS 70th birthday card to Axminster Hospital Business Manager Teresa Denning who is pictured with members of her team and town council representatives. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Mayor Jeremy Walden presents the NHS 70th birthday card to Axminster Hospital Business Manager Teresa Denning who is pictured with members of her team and town council representatives. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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It has been noimnated for the title of the UK’s ‘surgery of the year’

Axminster Medical Practice is in the running to be named the nation’s ‘surgery of the year’.

The nomination, a People’s Choice Award, acknowledges its contribution to providing outstanding services in general practice.

The national General Practice Awards are an annual celebration of the hard work, innovation and dedication taking place in primary care across the UK.

Axminster is one of four Devon practices shortlisted for the award, along with others in Exmouth, Exeter and Brixham.

Paul Baker, deputy director of primary care for the two Devon clinical commissioning groups, said: “It’s fantastic news that these outstanding GP services have been recognised in this way.

“The fact that these awards are nominated and voted for by local people and patients is especially heartening.”

Voting closes on August 10 with the finalist announced on September 3. To vote visit:

http://www.generalpracticeawards.com/the-awards/peoples-choice-award/

* On behalf of the town council and the people of Axminster Mayor Jeremy Walden last week presented a giant birthday card to staff at Axminster Hospital to celebrate the NHS’ 70th anniversary.

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