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Hull GP Dr Scott awarded RCGP Fellowship

17th December 2021 - 10:38 AM

Dr Fiona Scott, pioneering Haxby Group Hull GP, has been awarded one of the highest accolades available to a family doctor – a Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Fellowship.

Professor Dame Clare Gerada, RCGP President, told Fellows during the recent ceremony: “Fellowship is a real honour in our college; it awards esteem and notes your achievement as GPs. It requires you to be nominated, recommended and supported by your peers. So it is a mark of achievement in a GPs career which we hope every member will aspire to.”

Dr Scott has worked for Haxby Group Hull since its inauguration 2009, following a move to the city with the intention of expanding the well-established Haxby Group York to serve Hull residents and offer a high quality, caring, general practice service for residents in the city.

Dr Scott explained: “I moved with my family from York to be part of a team from Haxby to provide new GP services here in Hull. We had the aim of helping Hull patients as we know this city is under-doctored. We started with no patients and now have around 30,000 across three surgeries.”

“For me, a key part of developing what we offer to patients has been to train new GPs, initially in the practice and then for the wider, local GP training scheme.”

“My passion is to train, recruit and deliver a new generation of GPs to provide care in the city of Hull; at Haxby Group and in other practices too. The scheme has seen huge expansion in numbers in the last few years; I’m looking forward to this resulting in improved services across the city and region.”

Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the RCGP and a distinction for those working as doctors in general practice. Dr Scott received her fellowship at the live-streamed RCGP Annual General Meeting in November.

Reading the citation for Dr Scott’s fellowship, Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown OBE, RCGP Joint Honorary Secretary, said: “Dr Fiona Scott, Haxby Group GP Partner, moved to Hull with her family to establish three new surgeries. She is committed to GP training and is also Training Programme Director for Hull. Her determination is to build up and restore training again in the inner-city of Hull.” 

Speaking of her surprise at being awarded the Fellowship, Dr Scott said: “I was astonished to be recommended for fellowship, and feel very honoured to have received it. It would not have been possible without our fantastic practice team that have supported me all the way, and who continue to develop and provide primary care to so many in this city.”

Finally, during the event, Professor Gerda added: “I know that every new fellow today has made a significant contribution to patient care, to the college and the discipline of general practice. It is always something over and above what you needed to do, to do the day job. That means they [our fellows] have brought added value to their career, our community and our membership.”

Find out more about the Royal College of General Practitioners, and how the college support GPs to provide the safest, high quality care to patients, here: www.rcgp.org.uk

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