Peterborough GP practice lands top award

The victorious team from Abbeyview.
The victorious team from Abbeyview.

A Crowland GP practice has won an award in the national General Practice Awards 2018 for its collaboration with patients and other providers.

Having been named as a finalist for the prestigious award, Abbeyview Surgery in Crowland received The Collaboration with Patients and Other Providers Award at a ceremony in London.

“To say we were thrilled to win the award would be an understatement,” explains Dr Abhijit Banerjee, GP Partner, Abbeyview Surgery. “We had an amazing night at the awards ceremony and the award itself recognises our journey towards innovative and better patient care, putting the community in the heart of general practice again.”

Finalists in this category were required to show examples of the introduction of new models of collaborative working and how these have helped improve the way patient care is delivered – either by enhancing existing services or bringing in new ones.

“Looking back a few years, the practice was struggling to keep up with demand and ensure patient satisfaction,” says Dr Banerjee. “We knew we needed to change, and so we restructured our management and established a patient participation group to help increase communication with patients, and improve their perception of the practice.”

“We are delighted for the whole team at Abbeyview,” added John Turner, Chief Officer, South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

“Dr Banerjee and his colleagues are a real credit to primary care. They constantly look for ways to innovate for the benefit of their patients, and I am so very pleased that their exceptional approach has been recognised with this award, which is just one example of the fantastic work that GP practices and their teams do on behalf of patients. ”