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Rishton & Great Harwood – voluntary work award

Rishton and Great Harwood - Joyce "Outstanding Locality Work" Award
Rishton and Great Harwood – Joyce “Outstanding Locality Work” Award

Rishton and Great Harwood  Soroptimist club member Joyce Hargreaves was recently presented with an award for her long standing voluntary work with the NHS.

Joyce who is secretary of the Rishton and Great Harwood club began working many years ago with the East Lancashire Primary Care Trust looking after local health care services. Following on from the introduction of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, in 2013 the Primary Care Trusts were replaced by Clinical Commissioning Groups, who Joyce continues to volunteer with.. The Clinical Commissioning Group is a clinically led statutory NHS body responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. Joyce, along with her colleagues  has spent many years attending meetings, visiting Hospitals and Doctors Surgeries hoping to improve the standard of healthcare for all of us. The award was presented as part of the Clinical Commissioning Groups annual excellence awards and Joyce was honoured to receive it for her outstanding locality work.

Congratulations Joyce on showing us all how Soroptimists can serve the community.

Mary Pollard – Rishton and Great Harwood Soroptimists