Winners – CAM UK Clinic of the Year 2014!

On Sunday 5th October, we were awarded the prize of “Clinic of the Year” as the best CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Clinic in the UK, by the President of the CMA (Complementary Medicine Association)Jayney Goddard, at the CAMExpo 2014 held in Olympia, London, in front of hundreds of colleagues.

Last year we were in the top 3 as a finalist clinic, but this year we were judged to have been the best, despite “a huge number of entries of exceptionally high callibre…”. The award, which is judged by a panel of experts, is awarded to “a clinic that has made an outstanding contribution to its community, and most importantly to patients’ wellbeing.”

David and Kerry Ruddick, the clinic founders, went to collect the award, and were delighted that we won this year. Kerry said this about the experience…

Picture of the prize presentation

David Ruddick with Jayney Goddard (President of CMA) and Garry Stiven (sponsor from Coconoil.)

“It was when I heard “ started in 1975, family run “ that I realised that it was our clinic she [Jayney Goddard] was talking about, and then “ the 2014 winner of the CAM Best Clinic Award is …..Summertown Clinic  Oxford”!

It was us !!!!!!

We felt so proud especially when David went up to collect the Award and prize.

It is thanks to the expertise and experience of all our clinic team, reception staff and most importantly the patients at Summertown Clinic who together make the clinic all that it is today, and have made this award possible.”

The CAM Expo itself attracts tens of thousands of health care professionals over the two days which include 22 keynote speakers, and over 200 exhibitors and demonstrations. Zoe Campbell, the organiser of CAM Expo 2014 said:

“camexpo is the UK’s only event dedicated to the Natural and Integrative health sector.  We strive to connect and educate practitioners and therapists from across the UK.  The camexpo Clinic of  the year award recognises excellence and dedication in this ever growing and important community”

It is great to receive this “Clinic of the Year” award as it’s stature as the only award of its kind within our realm of healthcare, and as an independent acknowledgment of all the hard work and effort that so many people have put into delivering the high quality of care for our patients. Together with our earlier win in the Muddy Stilletto awards, this is proving to be a big year for Summertown Clinic!

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