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Best of Health winner reflects on success

Adam Nicholson with his award.
Adam Nicholson with his award.

A South Tyneside dentist has described his Best of Health award as the “gift that keeps on giving.”

Adam Nicholson, from the Community Dental Service in Jarrow, was a winner last year in the Dentist Practice category of last year’s competition along with Peter Knops of Frederick Street Family Dental practice in Sunderland.

Afterwards, the Gazette report of my award was put on the notice board in the clinic’s waiting room and I still receive compliments and congratulations from my patients. So, it feels a bit like a gift that keeps on giving

Adam Nicholson

Adam impressed the judges after they heard he was known to change the lives of patients by putting those who feel anxious at ease.

As he looked back on last year’s win, Adam said: “Last year’s presentation night was great. The venue was excellent and the show ran really well.

“It was humbling to be surrounded by some truly outstanding health care professionals and it was a wonderful surprise when I won the dentist award.”

And he told how the honour has kept on having an effect.

“Afterwards, the Gazette report of my award was put on the notice board in the clinic’s waiting room and I still receive compliments and congratulations from my patients. So, it feels a bit like a gift that keeps on giving.

“The award has also raised awareness of the South Tyneside Foundation Trust’s Community Dental Service and it’s role in providing dental care to people with special needs in our area.”

He gave his support to this year’s awards and said: “It was a great experience for me and it gives the area an opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic work that the NHS does in our area.”

You can put this year’s health heroes in the running for honours by nominating them for a Best of Health Award.

The sponsors for this year’s awards are South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, and the Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.

The deadline for all nominations to be submitted is Monday, April 2, and the judges will meet the following week to decide on the shortlist.

The final will be held at the Roker Hotel, in Sunderland, on Thursday, April 26.

To nominate, send your name, address and phone number, as well as your email address, if applicable.

Remember to include the category you are putting your nominated cause into.

Also send the name of the person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known).

Send all the details to Lynn Wild by no later than Monday, April 2.

Email those entries to lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk or send them to Lynn Wild, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

THE CATEGORIES.

l GP Practice of the Year.

l Hospital Doctor of the Year.

l Nurse of the Year.

l Community Nurse of the Year.

l Dentist/ Practice of the Year.

l Optometrist of the Year.

l Therapist of the Year.

l Care worker of the Year.

l Dental Nurse of the Year.

l Midwife of the Year.

l Pharmacist of the Year.

l Team of the Year.

l Customer Service/ Unsung hero Award.

l Long term Achievement.