Dr Cusack pictured in the middle, with Dr. Greg Place, Chairman and Michael Wright, Chief Executive of NLMC.

Congratulations to Dr James Cusack, Director of PICS and GP at the Lombard Medical Centre, Newark, for receiving a Great Leadership award at the Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee (NLMC) AGM Awards 2019.

The nomination for James was as follows:

“We are nominating this person because for the last 2 years he has worked hard to unify the surrounding surgeries within the Newark area which has given the PCN a head start. This was not an easy task, but we truly believe that only his leadership style and quiet personality could achieve this. Within our practice he managed to establish extended access when we never thought we could. This has been a great benefit to both patients and surrounding struggling surgeries as it has given them access to more appointments. He has improved communication between all the practices and the CCG. He is able to disarm and managers to engage people. He genuinely believes that by working together we can improve patient care. This is his ultimate aim. He has a calm manner, is level-headed and listens to everyone’s point of view. He is also an excellent GP who is very popular with patients and a respected employer by all his staff. He is always helpful on a daily basis and approachable when needed. He has infused a positive energy for the future. He is now providing us with a clear growing strategy. He has been a motivating presence which was needed after a tough few years.”