Longrove Surgery was chosen as an example of excellent practice with people with a Learning Disability in Barnet and were the first GP Surgery to be given the award.
The event saw the surgery staff, patients and the learning disability staff come together to celebrate the good work the Longrove Surgery do with people with learning disabilities.
The Thumbs Up award is a new initiative by the Learning Disabilities Team. It is a recognition award of good practice for GPs and will help service users make decisions about who to go to for healthcare. To receive an award, the Surgery must achieve six standards of care that ensure people with learning disabilities fair access to healthcare. These include having accessible information, attending GP training and promoting the My Health Matters folder to their patients. The service users reported that they always feel well supported at Longrove and were glad that their hard work was being recognised.