On Wednesday 26th April Rothschild House Surgery was presented with its Purple Star Award. The Purple Star is an accreditation to recognise the hard work of a health service in improving the health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. As a surgery we have worked extremely hard in getting this accreditation and have had a huge number of staff trained in how to make reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities.
The Purple Star Strategy Nurse Megan Roberts who worked with the practice to achieve their accreditation has said “The work they have done so far and examples that they have given of how to give reasonably adjusted care for people with learning disabilities really does emphasise that they are a service of excellence.”.
The awards ceremony was attended by both the Mayor and Mayoress of Dacorum, Cllr Robert and Mrs Wendy Mclean; The Mayor of Tring, Cllr Mike Hicks; Members of the Purple Star Team from Hertfordshire County Council Megan Roberts, Strategy Nurse; Hilary Gardener, Strategic liaison Nurse; Gavin Howcroft, Expert by Experience and members of the Purple All Stars from St Albans who performed at the ceremony. We were delighted to have them perform in the practice.
The All Stars are a group of people with learning disabilities who use the creative arts to teach others about the health needs of people with learning disabilities.
For more information on the Purple Star accreditation or the Purple All Stars please visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.