General Practitioner of the Year – The National Daffodil Awards 2023
The Daffodil Awards are given by the Royal College of General Practitioners partnered with Marie Curie UK and apply to the Daffodil Standards for Advanced Serious Illness and End of Life Care. The Standards offer a simple structure to enable practices to be proactive organisations in which continuous learning and simple quality improvement steps are an integral part of care. The standards have 8 Key areas:
1 – Professional and Competent Staff
2 – Early Identification
3 – Carer Support before and after death
4 – Seamless , well-planned coordinated care
5 – Care based on assessed unique needs
6 – Quality Care during the last few days of life
7 – Care after death
8 – General practice being a hubs within compassionate Communities
We are therefore so proud of Dr Lindsey Raeburn who at the awards on the 19th October was awarded General Practitioner of the year. Below are some of Dr Raeburn’s comments on receiving the award.
I am just a small piece in a very big engine & without the rest of the practice staff from the nurses, health care assistants, receptionists & dispensers all working together to do the best for our patients we can’t function well. Our common goal is providing patient centred care with ideally the same GP as a patient reaches the last chapters of their lives. We are also fortunate to have great community colleagues from our district nursing team, social workers, community physio/OT, palliative nurses & community care services. By investing time in building up good relationships with regular MDT meetings we are conscious when pressures on the system are high that our shared goal is the patient before us so we don’t lose sight of this. I want to say how proud I am of Team Lambert & our community colleagues.
In addition to this Ms Julie Hall our Care Coordinator was ‘ Highly commended ‘ for her work. Finally, the Reception team was also ‘Highly Commended‘ .
The Lambert are proud to be associated with the Daffodil Standards and congratulate all the staff for their continued hard work