The Hidden Heroes initiative was established to identify some of the excellent individuals and teams who would otherwise go without recognition, as well as try to highlight this incredible work that too often goes unnoticed.
GP Practice Team is based at Cannock Chase and won the award for
working tirelessly to ensure the safety of Patients of Patients and staff during Covid. Staff worked hard to get PPE from volunteers in the early days and have throughout the time used telephone appointments and then face to face consultations where necessary. Our Nurse and health support workers have throughout this time been seeing Patients for reviews and important health needs such as baby immunisations and cervical cytology screening throughout the pandemic. Teams of receptionist have supported the Covid vaccination clinics by contacting Patients and going out to do home visit vaccinations the team are great and deserve some recognition. I would be delighted if we could be considered.
GP Practice Team received the award on the 2nd June 2021 and Dr Choudhary was delighted to accept the award and expressed his Thanks to his hard working team during unprecedented times. Dr Choudhary explained how the team have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to support Patients and each other, some staff members had experienced Covid 19 themselves and also had very sick family members and personal loss of family members during this time. The Practice had continued to work at all times and were supporting the Covid vaccination role out, working above and beyond normal working hours.
The awards were established by four Companies who are playing a key role in Supporting General Practice with the pandemic: Dene Healthcare, Gama Healthcare, Interface Clinical Services and Practice Index. Ricky Palacio of Dene Healthcare who presented the award was quoted as saying:
2020 was a hard year for most and sadly the amazing work being done in General Practice is too often overlooked, GP practice Team is exactly the type of Team we were hoping to identify and in some small way thank them for their contribution during the most difficult period in modern times.