Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' 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