Video: York GPs, colleagues, friends and family say ‘thank you’ to health workers on the front line

Photograph: NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group / YouTube

Primary health care workers and their families have created a video to say thank you to those on the NHS front line.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group – made up of GP practices across the city and beyond – put the video together to pay tribute to key workers.

In it, 20 members of staff, three children and one dog pay tribute to their front line colleagues and health partners by saying ‘Thank you’, accompanied with street signs and rainbows.

Phil Mettam, the CCG’s accountable officer, said: “Our own staff and those of our health partners are all doing an extraordinary job, each facing different pressures, yet still continue to work hard and support people during the coronavirus pandemic.

“They are amazing and doing themselves and the Vale of York community proud.”

Due to Covid-19 restrictions most CCG staff are working from home, with others on the supporting the functioning of front line services.

The CCG’s clinical chair Dr Nigel Wells said: “Everyone has been supporting the national applause on Thursdays at 8pm, and this was an extra ‘Thank you’ that staff wanted to do to show their appreciation.”

Through the coronavirus pandemic the CCG has worked with its NHS partners, local authorities, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector to ensure services can continue safely whilst the health service is protected, and lives can be saved.