General practice can be an extremely rewarding career. But caring for others, at the "frontline" of care, can be challenging. That's why NHS commissioners and the East London Partnership have joined with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and North London Partners in Care to host the annual celebration of retiring GPs, General Practice staff and their contribution to the workforce.
Every person retiring or leaving General Practice is eligible for this recognition award irrespective of their role or years of service as long as they retire or are planning to retire from the NHS between 1 January 2017 to 18 September 2019.
"This is a lovely way to acknowledge the vital contribution staff make", said Tower Hamlets GP, Dr Liliana Risi, who chairs the RCGP north east London Faculty. "It's easy to think of General Practice as being just about the doctors - but we all work with teams of people who make it possible for us to care for patients. Everyone has an important part to play whether that's booking appointments, doing the paperwork or keeping our reception areas clean and tidy."
Dr Haroon Rashid was presented with an award at the inaugural event in 2018. He said: "The programme was really well organised, and I highly appreciate all the hard work and efforts by the team for conducting it so smoothly. This award giving event really lifted the mood and morale of all the recipients, as it recognises so many years of hard work and dedication to primary care of each of us."
Pictured: Dr Haroon Rashid
Anyone can suggest a nomination and you can also self-nominate. Nominations can be made here.
The celebratory event takes place on the evening of 19 September 2019, at the Royal College of GPs, 30 Euston Square, Kings Cross, London NW1 2FB.