A RAMSBOTTOM medical centre has won a top award.

Garden City Medical Centre in Holcombe Brook won a Transforming Services Award at the Greater Manchester General Practice Nursing Awards.

The practice was nominated by Bury Clinical Commissioning Group for the changes the practice team have put in place over the past 12 months.

Some of their key achievements include achieving an overall ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission, and improving patients’ experience in the annual national Patient Survey, moving from 74 per cent having a positive experience of making an appointment in 2016, to 93 per cent in 2017 – amongst the best for Bury practices.

The award ceremony was the first of its kind in Greater Manchester.

The event, designed by the Greater Manchester Practice Nurse Forum with support from CCGs in Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, celebrates good practice and the achievements of general practice nursing from each CCG area.

The conference and award ceremony was held on February 15 at the Etihad stadium.

Practice manager Charlotte Kelly said she was delighted with the award and tyhanked the team for all their hard work.

She said : “I joined the practice 18 months ago and this award confirms all of the hard work and efforts that the whole team have gone to putting changes in place for the benefit of staff and patients has been worth it, this is an incredible achievement for the practice and patients.”

Catherine Jackson, Executive Lead Nurse for NHS Bury CCG added: “The practice really has transformed over the last 12 months. Garden City is delivering some excellent standards of patient care and experience in Bury.

“They are not only managing demand, but being part of a social solution to health care which is aligned to the self-care model.

"The entire team at Garden City Medical Centre really should be proud of what they have achieved in such a short space of time and always with such amazing enthusiasm.”