Care home chief becomes a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

The acting chief executive of the Independent Care Group (ICG) has signed up to do her bit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bev Proctor has become a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer to help tackle the pandemic.

Ms Proctor who will be providing the vaccine from a GP surgery in her hometown of York said: “Given the need to get the vaccine out quickly, particularly to vulnerable groups, it felt like the least I could do to contribute.

“It is so important to get the vaccine administered across the country and I’m happy to do what I can to help.”

Ms Proctor joined the ICG as its operations director in 2018 and has since become acting chief executive. Prior to that her career had been predominantly in healthcare.

Mike Padgham, chair of the ICG, said he was proud of her decision.

“This is typical of Bev, who is a very selfless and generous person, to give up her time to support the vaccination programme.

“And as a registered nurse, anyone getting the vaccine from Bev will be in very good hands.”