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@SouthendNHS present prizes and awards to trainee doctors

11 Aug @SouthendNHS present prizes and awards to trainee doctors

Prizes and awards were recently presented to Southend Hospital’s trainee doctors at one of their weekly meetings as this year’s training drew to a close

The awards presented were Best F1, Best F2 and Best Core Medical Trainee prizes, the Judi Sharpe Educational Excellence Awards and the North East Thames Foundation School Merit Awards. There was also a new award for 2016, the Patient Safety Reporting Awards, comprising two winners, one Speciality Trainee and one Foundation Doctor.

One of those taking home an award was Dr Susan Millar, who won the Best F2, which is awarded to the Doctors who have received the highest scores from Clinical Supervisors over the course of the year.

Surprised but delighted at her award, she said: “It’s a lovely thank you and recognition of all the hard work that I have been doing. All of us work very hard here but it is very nice to be singled out.”

Dr Millar has been training at Southend for a year and was in London before and she is now heading to Scotland for core surgical training. But, she’ll leave with fond memories and recommending Southend Hospital for training.

Dr Millar added: “It’s brilliant, really supportive and is both a nice hospital and a really supportive community. Southend is also a really nice place to live.

This last year there were 36 F1 doctors, 39 F2 doctors and 183 doctors in training posts at Southend. There are a total of 605.5 doctors working at the Trust.

Katie Palmer, Medical Education Manager at the hospital, added: “I think that Southend Hospital offers our junior doctors excellent learning and developmental opportunities, dedicated and supportive consultants and clinical colleagues, and a friendly and efficient medical education team. All of those who have been shortlisted or won awards like Dr Millar are a credit to themselves and the hospital.”