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Hospital's senior doctors recognised at virtual awards event

Hospital's senior doctors recognised at virtual awards event

by Henry James (December 2020)

AWARD winning senior doctors at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals recently swept the boards at a virtual awards event hosted by Health Education England.

Specialty and Associate Specialists, or SAS doctors, are a key part of the medical workforce. They provide high quality care for patients; crucial in a busy hospital.

The SAS 2020 Awards recognise work undertaken up to February 24. Nominations were accepted from any clinical or non-clinical staff working with the individual they are nominating. More than 100 nominations were received from 17 NHS trusts across the North West of England.

Lesley Kaye from Ophthalmology was the winner of the Clinical Excellence Award, and Vidyanathan Subramanian (Spinal injuries) was Highly Commended.

Krishnan Gokul (Surgeon) was Highly Commended in the Educator Award.

Jyontindra Nirmal (Spinal injuries) won the Quality Improvement Award.

Anthony Asakpa (Community Paediatrician) was given the Innovation Award.

Peter Gledhill (Anaesthetist) received the CESR Achievement Award.

Chetan Sangani (Orthopaedic surgeon) was Highly Commended in the Leadership Award.

Vidyanathan Subramanian (Spinal injuries) won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lesley Kaye from Ophthalmology was Highly Commended.

Trust medical director Terry Hankin was delighted: “This is a great result for our SAS doctors who are the backbone of medical workforce.

“The judges’ comments were exceptionally positive and I hope each of those commended feels rightly proud of the achievement.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to each of them, well done and thank you for everything you do.”

Dr. Lesley Kaye, associate medical director for SAS Doctors added: “Whilst it is wonderful to have been given this award it is important to remember that we all work as a team, and it is thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the staff that we are able to deliver such high quality care for all our patients.”

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