It has been an absolute pleasure to attend the NHS Parliamentary Awards with Ryan Mackie, Clinical Lead iMSK Physiotherapy at St Peter’s Hospital, following their success in the regional awards last year.
The Physiotherapy team were shortlisted for the Future NHS Award Category of the national NHS Parliamentary Awards, their innovative approach to providing treatment and rehabilitation, having relocated physiotherapy classes out of the hospital and into River Bourne Health Club in 2019, becoming the first team of its kind to provide rehab in a commercial gym.
The team had also been piloting video consultations and were in advanced planning for digital classes prior to the pandemic, resulting in the team being able to not only continue to deliver expert care and treatment throughout the pandemic, but also continue training programmes, and support other departments.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards are an opportunity to celebrate many of the amazing achievements that take place throughout our NHS. Whether they are doctors, pharmacists and nurses on the frontline, world leading scientists, hard-working cleaners, much needed clerical staff, caring porters or our amazing volunteers, without the NHS staff there wouldn’t be an NHS. I am delighted to not only be celebrating their achievements, but helping to highlight the innovation and excellence taking place in our very own community.
While it is disappointing Ryan and his team did not receive the national award, their achievement in being shortlisted from over 700 nominations is an incredible achievement, and I am incredibly proud of the work that they have done to drive forward and improve health services in Runnymede and Weybridge and beyond.
For more information about the NHS Parliamentary Awards, nominees and winners, please see https://www.england.nhs.uk/nhs-parliamentary-awards/