The Patients Are the Heroes

Every year practices give out awards to patients who have brought about significant change in their lives. Here are some of our top 10…

  • Lisa

    Lisa lost 5 stone in weight, improved her mood through exercise and sorted out her marriage through counselling.

  • Jane & Jez

    Jane and Jez had not been able to have a baby, but all the tests had shown nothing was significantly wrong. A small intervention from the practice and an unexpected baby was born.

  • Neil

    Neil stopped drinking and stayed dry. Next he managed to get his girlfriend to stop taking drugs. Then Neil got a job. The children started going to school and their behaviour improved; they slept better. Eventually they were taken off the child protection register. Their house is unrecognisable.

  • Eileen

    Eileen cares for her mother who has severe dementia. Eileen got our patient hero award for simply being amazing.

  • Brian

    Brian had walked out of the operating theatre in a panic about having his life-saving heart operation. Brian got the hero award, when he finally, with much support, got the courage to actually have the operation done.

  • Elaine

    Elaine received the award for leaving her violent partner and taking her children to a refuge. Her award was for her courage to give her children a better life.

  • Sean

    Sean got an award for going to school every day for a term.

  • Dillon

    Dillon got his award for sticking by his girlfriend when she got post-natal depression.

  • Jane

    Jane got her diabetes under control for the first time in five years.

  • Jacob

    Jacob stopped smoking weed, and started volunteering at a local youth club. Next he stopped smoking cigarettes. Recently he started on a college course.