Trust’s first trainer awards are a huge success

Trainer Awards winner, Mr Nigel Kidner, with presenters Wendy Swift and Jane Meek

THE Medical Education department held its first annual Trainer Awards ceremony to recognise those trainers who go above and beyond in the support, supervision and guidance they give to our medical students and trainees.

Students and trainee doctors were given the opportunity to nominate a trainer who had given them valuable support. Nominators had the option of providing free text comments as to why they feel their nominated trainer deserved recognition.

More than 30 people were nominated for the awards with a shortlist of four doctors Dr David McGhee, Dr Liz Haslett, Mr Nigel Kidner and Mr Romaith Al-Idari, produced.

The overall winner was Mr Kidner.

Each nominee was presented with a certificate from Wendy Swift, Chief Executive and Jane Meek, Deputy Director of Workforce Education and OD. The short-listed nominees received a certificate of commendation and a gift.

To recognise the wider, multi-professional workforce and their influence on students, three nurses were also nominated: Liz Morrison, Jeanette Beckwith and Jane Aldersley. They also received a gift and a certificate for their dedication to education.

Jane Meek said: “This is an awards ceremony to say thank you to all our medical education trainers.

“We ran a similar awards event for our nursing colleagues last year which was really successful and we wanted to do the same for other staff groups.

“We want to recognise the outstanding work our clinical supervisors do to support our trainee doctors and medical students in clinical practice as they make sure our students get an excellent experience while they are here.

“We are always looking to drive up our educational standards and reputation and all our supervisors play a major part in helping us do that.’’

Medical Education would like to thank all of our trainers, medical and non-medical, for the excellent work they do in providing a positive learning experience for our medical students and trainee doctors.

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