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Portsdown Group Practice Honoured with Shaping Portsmouth Armed Forces Covenant Award 2024

Portsdown Group Practice, a leading healthcare provider, is thrilled to announce that it has been bestowed with the prestigious Shaping Portsmouth Armed Forces Covenant Award for the year 2024. This esteemed recognition underscores Portsdown Group Practice’s unwavering commitment to supporting and honouring the Armed Forces community.

The Shaping Portsmouth Armed Forces Covenant Award is presented annually to organisations that have demonstrated exceptional dedication in upholding the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, fostering a military-friendly environment and contributing significantly to the well-being of veterans, serving personnel and their families.

Portsdown Group Practice has played a pivotal role in setting the standard for community engagement and support for the Armed Forces. The practice has implemented a range of initiatives to ensure that the healthcare needs of military personnel are not only met but exceeded.

Dr Karen Kyd (Partner and Clinical Director) at Portsdown Group Practice, expressed gratitude for the award, stating, “We are honoured to receive the Shaping Portsmouth Armed Forces Covenant Award for 2024. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team in creating an environment that acknowledges and values the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces personnel.”

The Shaping Portsmouth Armed Forces Covenant Award is a collaborative effort between Shaping Portsmouth, a local organisation dedicated to enhancing the economic and cultural well-being of the city and the Armed Forces Covenant, a national commitment to ensure that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy, and society they serve.

Portsdown Group Practice was formally presented with the award at the Shaping Portsmouth Awards Ceremony on Friday 26 January, an event that brings together leaders from various sectors to celebrate organisations making a positive impact in the community.