Congratulations to Merseyside GP and College Fellow David Unwin who has been named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the national NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2016.
David, who practises at the Norwood Surgery in Southport, spent three years working on a project combining the benefits of a low carb diet with psychological support to help patients with diabetes. As well as having much healthier patients, the practice now saves around £45,000 a year on diabetes drugs!
David has been a GP for over 30 years yet this award shows that his mission to constantly improve care for patients and his enthusiasm for the job remain undimmed. As well as being a fantastic personal, achievement, it is excellent to see the work of GPs being recognised on the national stage.
The judging panel said that the results of his work were outstanding and that he was ‘passionate about sharing knowledge to achieve a healthier world’. Hear, hear!