Somerset GP and Co-founder, The Frome Project
Dr Helen Kingston is a GP in Frome, Somerset. Together with Jenny Hartnoll, Service Lead for Health Connections Mendip, she set up the Compassionate Frome project in 2013. The project has grown since then and in 2106 it began to expand across the Mendips with support from Dr Julian Abel and his team at Compassionate Communities UK. The project was designed to better connect and support patients and improve the working lives of those in health care. It has also demonstrated cost savings as a byproduct of this patient-centred approach. Helen continues to work as a full time partner in Frome Medical Practice. In July 2019 she was awarded a ‘Point of Light’ award by the Prime Minster in recognition of the work and achievements of her team.