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Vale of York nurses triumph at General Practice Nursing Awards

Vale of York nurses were the big winners at this week’s General Practice Nursing Awards – as they scooped three out of eight awards on offer.

The Vale of York nurses were vying with colleagues from the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP) area at Monday night’s awards ceremony in Willerby, East Yorkshire.

Haxby Group led the way for our region by winning all three of the awards scooped by Vale of York nurses - with Loraine Rankin winning the Healthcare Practitioner of the Year award, Helen Raine triumphing in the Practice Nurse Innovator of the Year category and Haxby Group’s nursing team crowned Practice Nurse Leader of the Year.

Other Vale of York nurses shortlisted for awards included Haxby Group’s Philippa Norman and Polly Smith, Priory Medical Group duo Annette Fair and Julie Cole, Linda Hoop (Scott Road Medical Practice), Lynne Gray (Millfield Surgery) and Rebecca Rhodes (Escrick Surgery).

The winners from Monday night’s awards ceremony will compete with other victors from the wider Yorkshire and Humber region at a ceremony on Wednesday 21 March in York.

Michelle Carrington, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Executive Director of Quality and Nursing, said: “Congratulations to Loraine Rankin, Helen Raine and to the Haxby Group nursing team for winning General Practice Nursing Awards – it’s a remarkable achievement that they should be very proud of.

“Everyone at the CCG is wishing them well when they compete against colleagues from further afield at the Yorkshire and Humber awards ceremony in York on 21 March.

“Congratulations should also be extended to other Vale of York nurses who were shortlisted for awards – this is a commendable achievement in itself and a testament to their commitment to high quality patient care.”

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