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Tower Hamlets GP Care Group has been Highly Commended at 40th Health Service Journal Awards

Posted on: 18 March 2021

Tower Hamlets GP Care Group has been Highly Commended for the Primary care networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year at the 40th HSJ Awards.

Over 4000 healthcare heroes tuned in to the first virtual HSJ Awards evening on Wednesday 17th March 2021(rescheduled from November 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic) to celebrate the dedication, innovation, and teamwork within the health care community.

The HSJ Awards is revered for its role in shedding light on these important qualities and their value in "opening doors" to wider opportunities and funding within the healthcare sector today.

Following an extensive judging process, undertaken by a wide range of well-respected figures from across the UK healthcare community, the Tower Hamlets GP Care Group has been Highly Commended in recognition of their outstanding contribution to healthcare over the past 12 months – a year which has undoubtedly been one of the most demanding on record for the NHS.

The judges said: "The Tower Hamlets GP Care Group team presenting were outstanding advocates for Tower Hamlets and the residents and workforce in it, you could not wish for better advocates. The presentation was strong and demonstrated the range of achievements. It showcased the engagement with GP colleagues and local communities which was excellent."

The organisation, which has been running for eight years is a primary care-led health system that enables 36 GP practices in Tower Hamlets to speak with one voice, working collectively on innovative ventures to deliver quality primary and community services to better meet the needs of the borough.

Of being Highly Commended, Chris Banks, Joint Chief Executive of the GP Care Group said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised for our work over the past year. It means a great deal to all our staff to be appreciated in this way and we're confident that the positive impact of this Award will help to create a long-lasting legacy."

Tracy Cannell, Joint Chief Executive of the GP Care Group said: "This Award will provide a tremendous boost to both staff and patients at the GP Care Group, and I am sure it will bolster our efforts to develop and continually improve our services."

HSJ Editor, Alistair McLellan, offered his congratulations to the GP Care Group for our success, "The entrants this year have been of incredible caliber, and each of those recognised at the Awards has been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare, I'd like to offer my congratulations to Tower Hamlets GP Care Group on being Highly Commended at this year's 40th HSJ Awards".

The winners and those highly commended were announced during the virtual ceremony attended by thousands of health and social care workers, celebrating the excellence of the healthcare sector whilst giving every outstanding individual the praise, support, and recognition they deserve after a year like no other.

For more information on the 40th HSJ Awards visit: