Portsmouth medical staff win at awards

Adam Taylor and Mark Friend from St Mary's walk-in centre in Portsmouth with their Great Care and Nurse of the Year 2017 awards
Adam Taylor and Mark Friend from St Mary's walk-in centre in Portsmouth with their Great Care and Nurse of the Year 2017 awards

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A WALK-in centre in Portsmouth has been successful in picking up two awards.

St Mary’s Hospital walk-in centre, in Milton, beat competition from across the country to lift two trophies at the Care UK’s National Healthcare awards in London.

Mark Friend was named nurse of the year for his work at the centre while Adam Taylor’s medical and caring skills were recognised in the great care category.

Thousands of medical and administrative professionals from services nationwide were eligible to enter.

The team beat entries from GP surgeries, walk-in centres, 111 urgent care services and prison healthcare teams.

Hospital director Penny Daniels said: ‘I know I have a dedicated team of exceptional professionals but I am delighted their skill and commitment has been recognised at a national level.’