Partner of Sheffield GP practice wins top national award

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A Sheffield GP partner says she is 'extremely proud' after winning a prestigious national award.

Kate Carr, business partner at The Crookes Practice, was recognised as Practice Manager of the Year at the National Primary Care Awards earlier this month.

The 60-year-old was nominated for the award by five former and current colleagues and was selected winner by an expert panel of judges.

Kate said: "It feels fantastic to have won, I'm extremely proud.

"The fact that my colleagues took the time to nominate me means a lot, especially with how busy we are at the practice. Then to be selected by a panel of judges and win means an a lot to me. I am really pleased."

The National Primary Care Awards are a new recognition programme which promises to be the most prestigious awards ceremony in UK healthcare.

In his nomination, Martin Billington, former GP partner at Crookes Practice, said: "Her appetite for taking on new projects, fully committing herself and then delivering successfully is remarkable.

"She always strived for the highest standards in her work. She brought great success and stability to The Crookes Practice during a very difficult period and it is difficult to contemplate how we would have got through this time without her at the helm. She really is a great leader."

Dr Ellie Carr, GP at the practice, added: "Her unflagging energy and commitment to us, both personally and professionally, would be key in our survival.

"She took a long hard look at our practice systems and infrastructure and began to unwaveringly but collaboratively move us forward.

Kate Carr abseiled down 100 metres of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth earlier this month – the longest abseil in the UK.

The GP, of Beauchief, said she was inspired to complete the challenge after her five-month-old granddaughter, Megan Carr, nearly died of Sepsis in February.

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