Two local GPs have been honoured in the North West Leadership Academy Awards.
Dr Peter Naylor, a local GP and Chairman of the Wirral Health Commissioning Consortium (WHCC), received the award for Outstanding Innovative and Inspirational Leader of the year at a the North West Leadership Academy Awards Event held at Old Trafford Cricket Club.
Dr Naylor received the award for leading the Consortium with commitment and inspiration. He has worked closely with practices to rise to the challenge of developing and commissioning services that bring about change and improvements for patients. Recent improvements to services include:
Dr Naylor said “I am delighted to receive this award and to be part of a team who are so committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our local population. To see our efforts acknowledged through these Awards is very welcome and is particularly encouraging for the Wirral NHS staff involved in developing and delivering these improvements in healthcare.
There have been many concerns regarding recent NHS changes and I would hope that the people of Wirral will find it reassuring to see some positive outcomes from these recent service improvements.
I am particularly delighted that Dr Murray Freeman has received an award for the contribution that he has made through his passion and hard work especially around his work in cancer care.”
Earlier this year Dr Naylor led the Consortium to achieve the North West Respiratory Award for Innovation. The award went to the Consortium for its role in leading a partnership project to help Wirral patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Dr Murray Freeman, also a local GP, received the award for Outstanding Board Member of the year.
The Award acknowledges Dr Freeman’s hard work in steering the development of the Consortium. He has also worked tirelessly to support terminally ill patients, helping to develop a team to support patients nearing the end of their lives.
Dr Freeman said “It has been a pleasure working with my clinical colleagues within WHCC and very rewarding to see the development of local services. I have a particular interest in palliative and end-of-life care and will continue to do all I can to improve services for patients”
Dr Abhi Mantgani, Accountable Officer Designate for Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group was also shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Leader’ award.
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