Dr Laura Neilson is HSJ’s Rising Star 2016

HSJ Awards Laura NeilsonDr Laura Neilson,  CEO of Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC, and project lead at Shared Health Foundation won the HSJ Rising Star Award 2016 at last night’s ceremony in London.

Laura was recognised for her “inspirational style” and acheivements in setting up Hope Citadel  in 2008 whilst still a medical student, now running 6 GP surgeries and employing over 80 staff. Three Hope Citadel Practices have now been rated “Outstanding” after inspection by the CQC.


Hope Citadel is working with Shared Health Foundation and GMHSCP to replicate the Focused Care Model across Greater Manchester so that more surgeries and patients can benefit from this excellent model of care.

We wish to congratulate Laura and the team on this recognition for all the hard work she has put in to provide excellent healthcare in the places which need it most. We would also like to thank all of those who have supported Hope Citadel and continue to do so and for our fantastic patients.