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

Dr Terry Kemple of the RCGP commented, "Frome Medical Practice continue to lead the way improving their sustainability. This year they are the first UK Practice to achieve our Gold Plus Award, and they are the overall winner in our RCGP / NUS Green Impact for Health Award Scheme for 2018/19. Congratulations to all the team at Frome."

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.