Cambridgeshire’s mayor praises GPs who ‘stepped up their care’ during pandemic
Cambridgeshire’s mayor Dr Nik Johnson has praised the county’s GPs and general practice staff for their “immense hard work and selflessness” during the pandemic.
In a letter sent jointly with Cambs LMC, which represents GPs, Dr Johnson, who is a children’s doctor, said: “We know just how challenging this has been for GPs, nurses, administration staff and others in your practices providing care and support.
“The pandemic has, directly and indirectly, increased the health and wider wellbeing needs of our communities, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GPs and their teams have stepped up to provide this additional care safely, effectively and with compassion.
“You should be incredibly proud of your role in the success of the vaccination programme.”
He said it “could never have been delivered without general practice”, adding: “We recognise your diligence, commitment, and need for support. We pledge that we will continue to call for adequate funding and conditions for the general practice workforce across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Working together, we can champion and deliver safe effective services that continue to meet the needs of the diverse communities we all serve.”