Wiltshire GPs Go All Out for Platinum

9th August 2018, 10:50am | By catherinerussell |

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP practices in Wiltshire went platinum at the recent Carer Support Wiltshire Investors in Carers GP Accreditation Scheme Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate those Wiltshire GP practices who have gone above and beyond for unpaid carers. This year saw 17 practices receiving platinum awards.

The new platinum level was introduced in response to the outstanding support to carers provided by many GP Practices in Wiltshire.

The scheme, funded by Wiltshire Council and the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group aims to raise awareness of carers’ issues in GP practices and provide a system of awards to recognise their support to carers.

To achieve an award, practices needs to meet more than a dozen requirements that include maintaining an up-to-date carer’s register, have a carer’s lead, provide flexible appointments for carers and hold a minimum of one carer’s clinic per year. The clinics are run in partnership with the CSW Community Connector team.

The awards were presented by Cllr Ben Anderson and Dr. Richard Sandford-Hill, Chair of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group with guest speakers, Dr. Toby Williams of The Orchard Partnership and CSW Trustee and Dr. Andrew Murrison MP for South West Wiltshire and CSW Patron.

 

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