Sefton nurse named as practice nurse of the year

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Sefton training hub's nursing clinical lead has been named practice nurse of the year at the General Practice awards.

Maggi Bradley, nursing clinical lead for the Sefton training hub and practice nurse at Aughton Surgery in Ormskirk, received the prestigious title at the 13th annual General Practice Awards. These awards set out to recognise the incredible work carried out by our NHS heroes.

Judges said: “Maggi gave us reason to clap our hands, remaining steadfast and diligent during this period, operating business as usual, and then some, in the face of a global pandemic.

"When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she saw that her patients were beginning to manifest feelings of isolation, fear, and anxiety. Continuing access to GP services was needed more than ever but face-to-face visits weren’t possible.

"Maggi turned her focus to digital solutions, establishing Video Group Clinics (VGCs) to reach out to people in need, providing healthcare, advice, and support, first to cancer patients, then to others suffering with long term chronic conditions.

"A career pathway was also established for student nurses, motivating them to become a part of the future of primary care.”

Accepting her award, Maggi said: “This continues to be an incredibly difficult and worrying time for patients with chronic conditions. The trust and bond between patient and healthcare provider is ever more important and I am honoured to be able to offer support for those who need it most.

"This award is a celebration for all practice nurses who go above and beyond to care for people in our communities.”

A full list of winners is available on the General Practice Awards website.