Timeline:

2nd July 2020
' Nominations open '
5th July 2020
' NHS's 72nd birthday '
1st September 2020
' Nominations close '
23rd November 2020
' Shortlist announced '
7th July 2021
' Awards ceremony '

Dr Emily Symington, Croydon CCG

Symington

London

Dr Emily Symington has led the development and implementation of group consultations in Croydon, attracting national attention. Group consultations are designed to encourage better self-care and embed shared decision making between clinician and patient. They gather around 10-15 patients who have a similar condition or set of clinical problems. All patients are briefed about the format of the session, what to expect from it and have signed a statement of confidentiality, meaning they are bound to not reveal anything they have heard about any of their fellow participants outside of the session. 80% of patients who attended group consultations reported being more able to cope and keep themselves healthy. 85% of attendees would recommend group consultations to friends and family.

Nominated by: Chris Philp MP