Eastwood doctor awarded OBE

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A doctor who worked at the Newthorpe Medical Practice in Eastwood for 17 years has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services towards primary medical care.

Professor Nigel Sparrow, 59, worked as the senior partner at the practice from 1997 until he retired in March 2014, and has been a GP for 30 years.

He was also a member of the Standing Commission on Carers for seven years and is now the Senior National GP Advisor and Responsible Officer at the Care Quality Commission.

Prof Sparrow said that he was delighted to recieve an OBE.

He added: said: “It is wonderful to be recognised for the work that I have done to improve the quality of care in general practice at the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Standing Commission on Carers and now at the Care Quality Commission, as well as being a GP for the last thirty years.

“Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with some of the most hard-working and dedicated people within general practice and across the wider healthcare system. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without them.”