The Steve Hugh Award

The Steve Hugh award is given in memory of Dr Steve Hugh.
Steve was involved with Shropdoc from its earliest days. He was committed to improve the quality of our services and set the highest standards in clinical excellence. He was a major influence on the development of Shropdoc from a GP out of hours service into the complex range of services we coordinate and deliver 24 hours a day seven days a week.
As the Medical Director of Shropdoc he showed great interest not only in the services provided by ourselves but also those of other Allied health professionals. With his ethos of clinical excellence we thought it would be a fitting tribute to his memory to institute an award that is open to any health professional who can be nominated by a colleague as an example of someone providing or developing a service that goes beyond normal expectations to the benefit of patients.
The award is made annually and there is a personal cash prize of £500 plus a cheque for £500 to be presented to a Charity or local project of the winner's choosing. If you would like to nominate someone for the Steve Hugh award please visit the Nominations Page.

Previous Winners

2015  Powys Urgent Response Service at Home (PURSH)

2014  Dr Graeme Spencer

2013  The Urgent Care Centre at Leighton Hospital, Crewe

2012  Dr Ian Russell

2011  Sister Val Proctor and her Team

2010  Jessie Bergstrom-Mann

2009  Sue Davies

2008  Ms Joy Tickle

2007  Dr Wendy-Jayne Walton

2006  Sister Lesley Talbot

The Steve Hugh Award Articles

2015 Winner of the Steve Hugh Award

A Powys urgent response service has been named as the 2015 winner of the Steve Hugh Award. The award is given annually by urgent care organisation Shropdoc in memory of Dr Steve Hugh, who was medical director of the organisation in the early years of the service. The Powys Urgent Response Service at Home (PURSH) was this […more]

2014 Award to Dr Graeme Spencer

Dr Graeme Spencer has been presented with the Dr Steve Hugh Award in recognition of his work with ‘BASICS’ and the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group, voluntarily providing expert care to acutely unwell and injured patients, and contributing to the ongoing education and fundraising support of the immediate care community. Dr Spencer is the […more]

2013 Award to Cheshire Walk-in Centre

The Urgent Care Centre at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, has been presented with the Dr Steve Hugh Award in recognition of its work delivering extended primary care in partnership with the accident and emergency department. It has also been recognised for the ‘innovative clinical pathways’ that have helped enhance patient care at the point it is […more]

2012 Award to Dr Ian Russell of Welshpool Medical Practice

Shropdoc announces Dr Ian Russell, of Welshpool Medical Practice, as the 2012 winner of the Dr Steve Hugh Award for Excellence in Primary Care. Dr Russell has been providing emergency services to local patients for over 15 years as part of ‘MEDs’ (Montgomery Emergency Doctors,) a voluntary organisation registered as a charity to provide skilled […more]

2011 Award for Quality in Primary Care

Shropdoc is proud to announce that the 2011 Dr Steve Hugh Award for Quality in Primary Care has been presented to Sister Val Proctor and her team at the Benign Prostate Symptom Assessment Clinic in Ludlow. Prostate health is an increasing problem in the ageing male population and whilst prostate cancer awareness is growing there […more]

2010 Award to Jessie Bergstrom-Mann

Pictured in the photograph is Dr. Russell Muirhead, chairman of Shropshire Doctors Co-operative Ltd presenting the award to Jessie Bergstrom Mann surrounded by members of the District Nurse team, Club volunteers and Shropdoc’s management team. The annual Shropdoc “Steve Hugh” award for 2010 has been awarded to Jessie Bergstrom-Mann and the district nursing team for […more]

2009 Award to Sue Davies

Seen congratulating Sue are members of the Shropdoc Council and senior management.Left to right: Medical Director Dr Gill Clements, Dr Simon Cockill, Dr Teresa McDonnell, Dr Toby Tattersall, Chairman Dr Russell Muirhead, General Manager Graham Fell, Nurse Sue Davies, Dr Simon Currin, Nurse Director Elaine Edwards and Operations Manager Emmanuel le Goff Care in the […more]

Medical Award Recognises Care

The prestigious Steve Hugh Award for outstanding clinical excellence was awarded at the Annual General Meeting of ‘Shropdoc’ – Shropshire’s doctor-led out of hours service – last night. The award was given to Dr Wendy-Jane Walton of Shrewsbury for her work in palliative care in Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire. Dr Walton, a GP at Marden […more]

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