Prestigious award for practice

WISBECH’S North Brink Practice is proud to be awarded for the second time the Quality Practice Award.

The surgery first achieved the award in 2005 and was re-accredited last September.

Very few practices in the UK have achieved the award and even fewer have achieved it twice.

The award is a criterion-based quality accreditation process undertaken by Primary Health Care Teams across the UK.

The purpose of the award is to improve patient care by encouraging and supporting practices to deliver the highest quality care to patients and it recognises the commitment of the entire team.

 It is the highest attainable award available from the Royal College of General Practitioners.

 Each practice working on the Quality Practice Award is required to submit a portfolio of written evidence set against a number of criteria covered in six modules over an 18-month period.

A full day assessment visit is conducted by a panel comprising a combination of GPs, nurses, managers and lay assessors.

The entire practice team took part in some way in working towards this award along with the Patient Participation Group. Significant contribution also came from attached staff including the district nursing team, health visitors and dietician and health trainer.

On Friday MP Steve Barclay presented the award to Dr Michael Richardson, who is the senior partner.