Exeter GP practice in final three for national award

7 September 2018

Mount Pleasant Health Centre in Exeter is in the running to be named the People’s Choice as the best GP practice in the country.

Eighty GP practices, including four from Devon, were nominated for the Surgery of the Year Award earlier this year, and the public were asked to vote for the practice they thought most deserved to win.

More than 20,000 votes were cast, and three practices have now been shortlisted for the award.

Dr Chris Thorne, GP Partner at Mount Pleasant Health Centre, said: “We are all really pleased that Mount Pleasant has been named as one of the three national finalists. It’s especially rewarding because, as a people’s choice award, the shortlisting reflects how positively we are viewed and perceived by our own patients.

“Over the years, we have all worked hard to continually try to adapt and improve the service we offer and this makes the recognition our patients have given us all the more rewarding.”

Paul Baker, deputy director of primary care for the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Devon, said: “We already know we have excellent primary care services right across Devon and 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.”

The two other practices shortlisted for the award are Canon Street Surgery in Leicester and Ludham & Stalham Green Surgeries in Norfolk. The winning practice will be named at the General Practice Awards on 30 November.

The national General Practice Awards are an annual celebration of the hard work, innovation, and dedication taking place in primary care across the UK. Showcasing the very best projects, teams, and leaders and sharing in achievements, the awards are a fantastic chance to step back and reflect on the past year.

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