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Gold for Kent GP Practice

Investors in People is delighted to award the Heron Medical Practice, A GP Surgery in Herne Bay, Kent, We invest in people, gold accreditation.

Gold accreditation means that they have policies in place but more than that, it means everyone – from the Business Manager to apprentice takes ownership for making them come to life.

The Heron Medical Practice in Herne Bay has 3 sites in the area, St Anne’s Surgery in the centre of Herne Bay, Beltinge & Reculver Surgery and Hersden Surgery.  We look after 18,500 patients and have 80 staff.

The Heron’s vision is ‘Caring for our population, patients and each other’ and its clear from the report that the team all live the vision.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate the Heron Medical Practice. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places the Heron Medical Practice in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

Commenting on the award, Helen Sutton Business Manager, said: “Despite going through an incredibly difficult period in our history, working through the Covid pandemic and the subsequent increases in demand with fewer GPs than pre-covid because of the national shortage of GPs, the report showed that our team are happy and proud to work for the practice.  We believe that the success of your organisation begins and ends with people. If we make work better for everyone, we make work better for every organisation. And if we do that… we make society stronger, healthier and happier.

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About Investors in People

Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes.

For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque.

That’s why we’ve already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better.

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We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better.

Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world.

Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.

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