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Arran NHS team wins Gordon Nixon Award

We were delighted to learn yesterday that the Arran NHS team, including Arran Medical Group, has been awarded this year’s Gordon Nixon Award.

The award looks for individuals or teams who work in Primary Care within NHS Ayrshire & Arran “who can demonstrate an innovative development or process they have set up.  This could include joint working between the professions, the practice on its own, an individual, or other groups which has brought a real benefit to the community, patients and/or the practice.”

The winning innovation was our development of a week-long emergency training course delivered in January, which encompassed a wide range of age-specific emergency simulation training, to the team of GPs, hospital nurses, paramedics and others on the island.

The week was organised by Dr Hogg, along with Charge Nurse Ailsa Weir and saw input from Crosshouse and national retrieval teams.  David was unable to attend the Practice Manager’s conference yesterday, but sent this video to thank those who organise the award each year.

A more detailed report about the week is available here: http://ruralgp.com/2017/02/scotlands-mobile-simulation-unit-our-experience-on-arran/