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Erith GP receptionist honoured in Bexley awards

PUBLISHED: 11:10 27 June 2012

The receptionist of the year awards

The receptionist of the year awards

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An Erith GP’s receptionist has been honoured in Bexley’s annual awards to celebrate the unsung heroes of the NHS.

Kuldip Sandhu, who works at Good Health PMS, based at Erith Health Centre in Pier Road, was runner up in last year’s Receptionist of the Year awards. She was presented with a plaque by the chairman of Bexley clinical commissioning group Dr Howard Stoate and Bexley’s deputy mayor Cllr Brian Beckwith at the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath Broadway.

Mrs Sandhu said: “I was shocked to win and would like to thank all the patients who voted for me. I’ve been at the practice for four years now and the award reflects well on everyone who works here, not just me.”

Slade Green Medical Centre won the team of the year.

Nominations came from patients, GPs and practice staff and recognise the hard work of receptionists who answer calls, make appointments, arrange prescriptions and distribute information on behalf of Bexley’s 220,000 residents.

Dr Stoate said: “First impressions do count. I’ve been a GP for 25 years and I can honestly say a good receptionist is worth their wait in gold.

“They probably don’t get the recognition they deserve and I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all our receptionists on behalf of myself and my fellow practitioners. They do a great job day in day out and often in difficult circumstances.”

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