Specsavers Dubbo and Hornby take out prestigious 2022 Doug Perkins Medal

11 September 2022

Specsavers Dubbo  and Specsavers Hornby were celebrated at Specsavers Clinical Conference 2022 this weekend, taking out the conference’s annual awards for clinical care and excellence.

The prestigious Doug Perkins Medal, which was was introduced in 2018, is presented to one Australian and one New Zealand store each year that consistently demonstrates high standards of clinical excellence.

This year’s Doug Perkins Medal winners are Yvonne O’Sullivan, Brian Thio and Claire Curtin from Specsavers Dubbo, and Lachlan Martin and Hallie McCloy from Specsavers Hornby.

When presenting the awards, Head of Clinical Performance Nick Gidas said the top ten finalists represented the top 3% of practices in each country who had consistently demonstrated clinical excellence across all areas of practice.

Nik Gidas, Head of Clinical Performance said: “The award is based on nationwide analysis using data collected through Specsavers clinical reporting. This information was combined with data from Specsavers’ patient feedback platform, as well as health outcome data from the Oculo electronic referral system.

“We were looking for practices that are leaders in delivering exceptional patient outcomes; that demonstrate a consistently outstanding patient experience; that implement and improve store processes that deliver consistent quality eye care; who are committed to accessible eye health and who lead a positive workplace and culture. We were thrilled to be able to crown Specsavers Dubbo and Specsavers Hornby with the award this year,” said Nick.