Health service founded in Eastwood named ‘one of best large companies to work for in UK'

An Eastwood GP and practice partner are celebrating after setting up ‘one of the best large companies to work for in the UK’.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 11:57 am
Directors Alison Rounce (red top, left) and Dr Kelvin Lim (front) celebrating with team members as the results were announced.

Dr Kelvin Lim and Alison Rounce are both partners at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.

In 2013, they set up Primary Integrated Community Services Ltd (PICS) to deliver specialist respiratory services for their patients.

Since then, PICS has grown to nearly 350 staff who provide a variety of community and out of hospital services across Nottinghamshire and support four GP surgeries and 11 primary care networks.

Last week, PICS was recognised by Best Companies as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK, one of the best companies to work for in the Midlands, and the sixth best company to work for in the whole UK health and social care sector.

Dr Kelvin Lim, medical director of PICS and practising GP in Eastwood, said: “Ali and I are incredibly proud to see our core value of caring embedded within the PICS culture.

“Our colleagues have done an amazing job to make strong and supportive teams during such challenging times.

"As the largest employer of additional roles for primary care networks in Nottinghamshire, this gives us confidence that the roles we provide are well supported, sustainable and this bodes well for the future.”

The organisation found out exactly which list positions it achieved during ‘Best Companies Live’, a special event broadcast on Friday, May 21, hosted by BBC presenter and commentator Dan Walker.

Alison Rounce, managing director of PICS, said the achievement is especially impressive after the challenges of a global pandemic.

She said: “We all work really hard to support each other and this is a fantastic recognition of all the efforts we put in to make PICS a great place to work.

"I think it’s a true reflection of how much we care about staff wellbeing, as well as their careers.

"This is also reflected in our low turnover, and successful induction, reward and retention programmes.

"We recognise that an engaged workforce is a vital part to our continuing success, so thank you to all the ‘PICSies’.”