THE Medical Education Department held its third junior doctor Quality Improvement Awards.
Five doctors were selected to present their improvement projects to colleagues at the event held in the Education Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Dr Diarmuid Chevalier was chosen as the winner for his work on Secondary Prevention of STEMIs.
Others presenting were: Dr Riyaz Bana, Dr Joel James, Dr Prathvi Shetty and Dr Kumari Wimalesena.
They presented on various topics including MRI reporting for rectal cancer, the implementation of a hepatitis investigation bundle on Cyberlab, preoperative medication for inpatients on day of surgery and preoperative fasting times.
Dr Raj Nichani said: “This Is the third time we have held the event. It provided a chance for doctors to showcase their projects.
“It is all about making care safer and more efficient for our patients.
“The doctors have each done their bit to drive to raise standards and make things better and have provided us with motivation to lead our own medical education journeys.”
Dr Helen Saunders, one of the judges, added: “It was really tough to pick a winner.
“All the presentations were fantastic and showed real commitment and resilience and everyone should be really proud of their projects.’’