Green Impact Award
Frome Medical Practice has been recognised with a national award for its outstanding work in recycling and working in an environmentally friendly manner.
In 2018 we received the National Union of Students (NUS) Gold Award for “Green Impact for Health”, from Professor Mayur Lakhani, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Then in 2019 we were the first Practice to be awarded the Gold Plus Award, attracting the attention of national newspaper, The Guardian. You can read what they wrote about us here.
And in 2020 the Practice was once again awarded the Gold Plus Award (one of only two practices to achieve this level) and recognised as one of the top performing practices nationally for our Green Impact work. The Gold Plus Award was also received again in 2021, meaning for the fourth year in a row the practice has received the highest level of Green Impact award.
In 2020, Dr Terry Kemple of the RCGP commented, “Congratulations to Frome Medical Practice for gaining its Gold Plus Award and being the Overall Winner of the 2019/20 UK Award for Building A Sustainable General Practice. This is the third year in a row that Frome has won this award and shown other general practices what can be done. The standards set for achieving this award get harder each year as we aim towards a net zero carbon general practice and NHS.”
The Green Impact Award was developed by the NUS in 2015 as part of its ‘Green Impact for Health’ campaign. The University of Bristol, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare joined with the NUS to back the initiative.
General Practices from across England compete to show how they are working in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. The most successful practices are recognised with Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.