Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Wirral practice nurse celebrates award

  • Comment

Philomena Potts, a nurse practitioner and practice partner, has been named Practice Nurse of the Year at a regional awards ceremony in Merseyside.

She was made a partner at Miriam Medical Centre in 2008 in recognition of her contribution to the practice, in part for helping introduce a range of innovative measures to improve nursing.

She has also worked alongside GPs to manage the practice’s contract to manage a 50-bed intermediate care step-down facility to enable early hospital discharges.

Ms Potts currently manages a team of 10 nurses and four healthcare assistants, with an additional 12 nurses supporting individual initiatives.

She said: “I’m extremely proud to have won this award. I believe in making a difference to people’s lives and love to be able to do that through my job.”

Dr Abhi Mantgani, clinical chief officer for Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, founded the Miriam Medical Centre in 1987.

He said: “I’m particularly pleased for Philomena. She is an outstanding nurse who provides high quality care in a challenging primary care setting. She is innovative and has made a phenomenal contribution in the development of Miriam Primary Care Group.

“She has demonstrated that there are no glass ceilings for development of nurses in primary care and truly deserves this award.”

The award was presented by the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Mersey Faculty at a ceremony on 16 October.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.