Caring doctor nominated for Sunderland Echo Health Award

Sunderland Health awards nominee, Herrington Medical Centre GP Chris Scott-Batey
Sunderland Health awards nominee, Herrington Medical Centre GP Chris Scott-Batey
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An “understanding” doctor has been nominated by his patients for this year’s Sunderland Echo Health Awards.

Dr Chris Scott-Batey, 36, has been nominated for GP of the Year by patients at Herrington Medical Centre.

Dr Scott-Batey, who has been at the practice on Philadelphia Lane for two years, said he was pleased to be nominated.

The father-of-one said: “I always try to have a positive relationship with patients. You don’t always get feedback, so it is nice to hear.

“It is nice to make a difference to people’s lives and to make people feel better.

Patients said of Dr Scott-Batey: “He is a very understanding doctor who listens and helps in the best way he can.

“He is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable talking about any problems.”

The deadline for nominations is March 21, and the very best will make it to our grand final at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on April 14.

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the business or person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email , if known, to us.

State which category your nomination applies to, from the list of categories below, and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination, no more than 300 words.

Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

Alternatively, email nicola.meldrum@jpress.co.uk or lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.