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Portsdown Group Practice Awarded “Daffodil Standards GP Practice of the Year” for Outstanding Palliative Care

Portsdown Group Practice, a leading healthcare provider in Portsmouth, is delighted to announce its recognition as the “Daffodil Standards GP Practice of the Year” by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Marie Curie. 

This prestigious award celebrates Portsdown Group Practice’s exceptional dedication and tireless efforts in enhancing end of life care for patients and their families.

The Daffodil Standards GP Practice of the Year Award is a testament to the comprehensive, patient-centric approach adopted by Portsdown Group Practice

The judges commented, “we really appreciated the whole team approach and embracing the skill mix of the Team, for example, the fantastic work by your care-coordinators; development of robust processes such as your protocols and innovatively developing your Daffodil Line. We also really liked that you focused on collecting and learning from feedback from people with lived experience and the comments you received are heart-warming. You have clearly demonstrated your Practice’s commitment to achieving meaningful and consistent quality improvement for patients and families affected by advanced serious illness, end of life care and bereavement”.

“We are deeply humbled and honoured to receive this esteemed award. It reflects the collective commitment of every member of our Team to provide the highest standard of palliative care for our patients and their families.  By fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, we ensure that every patient receives the holistic support they need during their most vulnerable moments” said Dr Sarah Swindells (GP Partner Lead), Dr Karen Kyd (Clinical Director) and Christina Cleworth (Group Business Director) of Portsdown Group Practice.

The formal presentation of the award was held at the RCGP annual conference on 19 October 2023.