Islington’s NHS heroes honoured for their dedication

Everyday heroes from across the NHS in Islington were recently honoured for their long-standing dedication at an awards ceremony held by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Bringing together NHS staff, patients and the public, the event titled ‘A Celebration of Collaboration - NHS 70 years in North Central and East London’ recognised the commitment of the unsung heroes of the NHS, with many staff having dedicated much of their lives to the health service.

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group would like to congratulate the following staff who received the ‘Contribution to the NHS’ award for their outstanding commitment to healthcare:

  • Dr Michael Sills, GP, Goodinge Practice
  • Dr Bina Shah, GP, Roman Way Medical Centre
  • Dr Gregory Battle, GP, Goodinge Practice


Above: Tony Hoolaghan (left), Chief Operating Officer of Haringey and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups, presents Dr Gregory Battle (right) with his ‘Contribution to the NHS award’.

Dr Gregory Battle (pictured, right) has over 32 years’ experience in the NHS and worked as an Islington GP at the Goodinge Practice for 25 years. Dr Battle was also Chair of North Islington Primary Care Group, one of the founding members of Islington Primary Care Trust, and has worked closely with staff and patients to help deliver a vision of integrated care in Islington. Commenting on the award Dr Battle said: ‘I was very touched to receive this from my colleagues.’

Dr Bina Shah joined the NHS in 1979 and has been a GP and partner at Roman Way Medical Centre from 1990 until her retirement in 2018. Speaking about her experience Dr Shah said: ‘I have loved working as GP for 28 years in Islington... I feel humbled for being honoured for the privilege of doing something that I loved.’

Dr Michael Sills, a GP at the Goodinge Practice for 30 years, said: ‘I feel privileged to have worked, supported, and ‘grown up’ with my patients and staff in Holloway and Camden Town.’


Above: ‘A Celebration of Collaboration. NHS 70 years in North Central and East London’ awards at the Royal College of General Practitioners in Euston.

Dr Jo Sauvage, Chair of Islington Clinical Commissioning Group commented: ‘I’d like to congratulate the award winners and celebrate staff from across the NHS in Islington who play a vital role in one of the nation’s most loved institutions. Having worked in Islington for over 24 years, I have seen the vital role these everyday heroes play to guide, support and care for us.’