University Health Service is the best

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The University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS), better known to its patients as Cripps Health Centre, has been named best large practice in the Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee’s (LMC) General Practice Awards 2011.

But the accolades don’t stop there. Dr Adam Conner, one of the12 GPs at the practice, received the Patient’s Champion Award. Fifty GPs were nominated by patients and shortlisted to four before the results were announced by the Nottinghamshire LMC this month.

Dr Adam Connor said: “We would like to thank our patients for the recognition they have given us. We are proud of our sensitive, accessible and holistic approach in caring for our patients and are delighted to find ourselves recognised for the work we do.”

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With 35,000 patients the UNHS is one of the biggest single site GP practices in the country. Most patients are students and staff at The University of Nottingham, and the vast majority are aged between 18 and 30.

With support from a number of experts and UNHS GP’s with special interests, the practice provides psychology, psychiatry and cognitive behaviour therapy and specialist care in sexual health, mental health, dermatology, travel medicine and sport medicine as well as providing clinics for smoking, alcohol and eating disorders.

For the last two years Cripps Health Centre has also been shortlisted in the national BMJ Group Awards for the Primary Care Team of the Year Award. This recognition, by a panel international experts, was for the centre’s exceptional work in sexual health and its innovative approach to mental health care.

Their work on sexual health and dermatology has proved so successful it has been used by GP practices across the country. Modelled specifically for students their innovative approach to mental health is also gaining national recognition.

Stephen Dudderidge, Director of Student Operations and Support at the University, said: “We are delighted with this latest accolade for The University of Nottingham Health Service. The highly regarded team at Cripps offers a wide range of services to our students and staff. It is also good to know that their tireless support is highly valued by the people they serve.”

The LMC represents and offers advice and pastoral support to all local general GPs working within the NHS.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.


The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 40,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power. The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

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