Silver award for Yate GP practice
A YATE GP practice has received a new award for supporting carers and helping patients with dementia.
Wellington Road Family Practice is one of the first GP surgeries to be presented with the South Gloucestershire award, which has three levels of recognition - gold, silver and bronze.
A silver award has been given to the practice to show it has taken action to identify and support carers and to assist patients with dementia.
The charity Carers Support Centre, with South Gloucestershire Public Health and the local clinical commissioning group, launched the award scheme.
When assessed, practices are given points for providing important information on local services, offering flexible appointments and giving special training to staff.
Helen Tillman, practice manager at Wellington Road, said: “This award is an opportunity for the practice to check that we are providing the best possible care and support to our patients and carers.”
Professor Mark Pietroni, director of public health for South Gloucestershire, said: "Many people are carers and they make a huge contribution to ensuring that people are well looked after.
“Looking after carers is important as well. The award encourages and recognises best practice in local GP surgeries in South Gloucestershire."