Celebrating NHS team achievements at Star Awards in Felbridge Hotel

Attending the Star Awards
Attending the Star Awards

NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) hosted their annual general meeting and Star Awards 2016 on June 23 at The Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead - celebrating the achievements of staff, volunteers, members and partners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Dr Amit Bhargava, clinical chief officer for NHS Crawley CCG, said: “The leadership of both the CCGs and the member practices appreciate the work our colleagues are doing on behalf of the patients to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. It is a team effort between the commissioners and the providers, General aPractices and third sector. There have been many challenges facing health commissioners locally, one being people with a dual diagnosis of mental health and substance misuse problems. Over the last year the CCG has been working with local government, police, mental health services and substance misuse services to provide connected care for these patients. This year has also seen plans to expand urgent care facilities at Crawley Hospital as well as creating a new 26-bed ward on the sixth floor.”

The Health and Wellbeing Champion is Julie Kalsi, Co-ordinator for Crawley Dementia Alliance for her work with Metrobus on their dementia-friendly staff training, and Freedom Leisure at K2 on a dementia-friendly swimming pilot.Awarded for her work putting patients at the heart was Dr Mandy Claiden, GP Partner at The Brow Medical Centre for her long, dedicated service to the people of Burgess Hill.

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