Timeline:

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

Kevin Harris, Thorpewood Medical Group

East of England

Kevin has taken the Learning Disability Healthchecks to a new level, realising that the cohort of patients were special, and needed a special service. He has led the provision of the health checks in the surgery – which has maximised completion of successful health checks again this year.

Working on a Saturday and a Sunday, Kevin has provided options for appointment time/location, including provision in the home environment, specifically to benefit the patients, many of whom get anxious in a busy surgery setting. This has been noted by the Norfolk County Council HOSC in their review of Learning Disability care in Norfolk. The LD patients and their carers have provided feedback that the quieter, less distractional environment that Kevin is able to offer to run the health check suits their needs.

Nominated by: Chloe Smith MP