Earlier this month, I was delighted to nominate Dr Jill Evans and her team for the 2020 NHS Parliamentary Awards, in the “Excellence in Healthcare” category.
These awards are a great opportunity to recognise the tireless efforts made by NHS staff, and I have been very impressed with all Dr Evans’ team’s efforts and initiatives locally.
Her team (the East Elmbridge Community Services Leadership Team) have done innovative work in combining the management of multiple local teams and organisations into one system. This means that, working closely with the GP practices, the team now oversees the management of Molesey Community Hospital, local community services and a community medical team.
Close coordination between these organisations has removed unnecessary barriers between them, resulting in patients receiving more personalised, higher quality care. This is particularly beneficial for the elderly, with fewer hospital admissions and more patients being treated at home. The nomination I made recognises this great work.
Of course, like all NHS staff, Dr Evans’ team have been working particularly hard during the Coronavirus pandemic. As well as recognising the team’s innovative restructuring work, I am also using this nomination to thank them for their efforts during this difficult time.
Shortlisted nominees will be announced on 23 November, with the awards ceremony itself taking place in Parliament on 7 July 2021. I wish Dr Evans’ team the best of luck.
(Image: Dom meeting Dr Jill Evans in March, before the Coronavirus restrictions were introduced)