Very own HCA wins National Award

Haringey healthcare assistant wins national award

A Haringey healthcare assistant has won a prestigious national award.

Havergal Surgery’s Swati Gor has scooped the bronze award in the Clinical Support worker of the Year category at the Our Health Heroes Awards.

Swati was nominated by colleagues at Havergal Surgery for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to patient care.

Since joining the surgery in 2000, Swati has personally mentored several newcomers, offering hands-on training, sharing best practices, and providing constructive feedback that has greatly accelerated colleagues’ professional development.

Under Swati's mentorship, these new staff members quickly became competent and confident in their roles, significantly enhancing the overall quality of care provided at the practice.

Accepting her award Swati said:

“It feels really good when your hard work gets recognised. The atmosphere is great and feels good to be surrounded by so many hardworking people to celebrate our achievements.”

The Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Awards is sponsored by NHS England, NHS Employers, NHS Shared Business Services and SFJ Awards. To find and more: 


Havergal Surgery wins again at the PMA 2023!

Havergal Surgery's own Trudy (Practice Manager), John (Operations) and the Reception team all have been awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED which was presented at the Best Practice Birmingham in October 2023. 

The PMA Awards 2023 recognise and celebrate excellence in management across all areas of the healthcare sector.

For more information, please see below the full award programme. 

PMA Awards 2023 - PMA (


We have been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards 2022!


Havergal Surgery's Practice Manager wins Practice Manager of the Year at the PMA Awards 2022!

Trudy has been working in primary care for several years and rose to the challenge when accepting the role as practice manager of Havergal surgery. The practice was without a manager for some time, but she was able to in cooperate her experience working in different surgeries and youthful thinking to push Havergal Surgery to be the best they could be for the past 3 years. She has been able to adjust practice policies and protocols to be more modern and to keep up with the changes of the NHS. She has used her experience of being a local resident and active member of the community as well, to really help with the patients and ensure they are given the best care possible, whilst also promoting a pleasant work environment for all staff despite the challenges which primary care present. Part of her role is getting targets such as flu and has a track record of achieving high in ensuring all patients are vaccinated or ensuring clinics are available to support patients with a wide range of conditions. This has allowed her to build rapport and good relationships with staff and patients.

NCL Valued Awards 2022

In Primary Care, we all carry a lot: from patient needs and workloads, to family, finances, and our personal health. We do it day in and day out because we all care, a lot. But with so much on our shoulders, we all need to take time for ourselves, and each other, so that we can all be well, live well and work well. To support everyone working in GP surgeries, community pharmacies and NHS funded dental and optometry sites in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, NCL Training Hub partnered with the website KeepingWellNCL.nhs, launched the Valued Awards and heard back from patients.

Valued Awards: Primary Care workers across North Central London were commended in the inaugural Valued Awards this Spring. The awards recognised employee wellbeing is inextricably linked to organisational culture and professional fulfilment.

Havergal Surgery won two awards:

  • Highly Commeneded to a culture of service delivery
  • Commended to commitment to a culture of health and wellbeing


We won at the NCL Valued Awards 2022!

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