NSW and ACT General Practice of the Year award recognition of “quality care we provide”

10/11/2018 Posted by admin

WELL-DESERVED: Scone Medical Practice manager Ross Higham (centre) with Dr Edward Rice and personnel manager Lyndal Buckley on Thursday.PLENTY of boxes have to be ticked in order to win a prestigious award.
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And, Scone Medical Practice has done just that.

Quality training. Check. High retention rate. Check. A commitment to the health and well-being of its patients. Check.

These are just some of the positive aspectsthat helped Scone take out the NSW and ACT General Practice of the Year award.

Practice manager Ross Higham said it was an honour to receive the award.

“You’ve got to nominate for it, but we were encouraged to do so because of the high standard of our facilities and our records and services offeredto patients,” hesaid.

“It is recognition of the quality care that we provide, which is very important in a rural community.

“We try and save people from having to travel to specialists for their care.

“[Winning this] is also testament to the quality of our medical and support staff, plus our commitment to trainingboth medical students and doctors as well askeeping administration staff up-to-date with skills.”

PrimaryHealth Network CEO Richard Nankervis said Scone was thequintessential general practice.

“Since 1934 the practice has been providing continuing, person centred, comprehensive and coordinated health care to people living in Scone and the surrounding districts,” he said.

“One of the many challenges facing rural practices and their patients is the large distances needed to access health care.

“Scone Medical Practice has helped to alleviate this issue by providing a comprehensive range of medical services on site which help reduce the stress and costs for patients by minimising travel times.

“GPs working at the practice have a wide range of expertise and have gained specialised skills in areas such as obstetrics, anaesthetics, paediatrics, skin cancer, mental health and chronic disease management.

“The practice also arranges for visiting specialists in a variety of areas such as cardiology, endocrinology, physiotherapy, psychology and dietetics to provide services on site at the practice’s purpose-built medical facility.”

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