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Oxford PGMDE Educator & Trainee Awards 2013

For the third year in succession, and the first year as Health Education England Thames Valley, the Oxford PGMDE hosted an awards ceremony to recognise the work, achievements and efforts made by educators and trainees throughout the Thames Valley region, highlighting the exceptional contribution made by both individuals and teams.  The nominating window was June to August 2013 and nearly 50 nominations were received in both medical and dental specialties and across primary and secondary care.   

The categories have remained very similar to previous years, with nominations for both educators and trainees in the field of primary or secondary care, with separate awards recognising individual contribution, together with a team award.  Strong nominations that were extremely close to a winner were awarded as Highly Commended.  There was also an award recognising an outstanding contribution across a sustained period of time.

We once again invited submissions from trainees in the Best Poster category, and posters were displayed at the Award ceremony and also at the PGMDE Annual Educator Study Day which took place the following week.

Shortlisting took place during September by a panel of carefully chosen members of the PGMDE Executive Team and Lay Representatives who took into account the following areas:

  • Involvement with Committees;
  • National work;
  • Communication;
  • Initiative;
  • Innovation;
  • Leadership;
  • Involvement with more than one event;
  • Dissemination of good practice.

 

The awards ceremony took place on the evening of 5 November 2013 and the winners are listed below.

Winners

Mrs Glynis Buckle GP Dean (retired) Winner Overall contribution to postgraduate medical education
Dr Alexandra Bates GP Winner Educational supervisor in primary care
Dr Natalie Smith GP registrar Winner Overall trainee contribution in primary care
Prof Peter Thomas Foundation Training Programme Director, Milton Keynes Hospital Winner Training programme director in secondary care
Miss Felicity Ashworth Head of School O&G (retired) Highly commended Training programme director in secondary care
Dr Richard Smith Medicine, Milton Keynes Hospital Winner Educational supervisor in secondary care
Dr Mhairi Speirs Anaesthetics, Oxford University Hospitals Highly commended Educational supervisor in secondary care
Mr Stuart Winter ENT, Oxford University Hospitals Highly commended Educational supervisor in secondary care
Dr Alan Steuer Rheumatology, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital Winner Clinical supervision in secondary care
Miss Helen Manning, Dr Clarissa Perks, Ms Julia Bavin and Ms Christine Slaughter O&G Trainees and O&G theatre leads, Royal Berkshire Hospital WInners Team educational initiative
Upper GI/Vascular Surgery team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Buckinghamshire Healthcare Highly commended Team education
Mr Shamik Dholakia Surgery, Milton Keynes Hospital Winner Trainee contribution to teaching in secondary care
Dr Rupjani Banerjee Paediatrics, Oxford University Hospital Highly commended Trainee contribution to the function of a postgraduate school
Dr Adenike Williams Psychiatry, Berkshire Healthcare Highly commended Trainee contribution to the function of a postgraduate school
Dr Nicky Dunne Surgery, Buckinghamshire Healthcare Highly commended Trainee contribution to the function of a postgraduate school
Dr Emma Crewe Medicine, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital Winner Trainee poster
Dr Jonathan Collins Anaesthetics, Royal Berkshire Hospital Highly commended Trainee poster
Dr Nina Baruch Psychiatry, Berkshire Healthcare Highly commended Trainee poster

 

Award winners from previous years

Deanery Awards 2012 | Deanery Awards 2011

In 2011, the Deanery initiated the 'Oxford Deanery Educator, Trainee and Deanery Awards' in order to recognise the work undertaken by educators throughout the Deanery, the efforts and achievements of postgraduate trainees and the contribution of the Deanery administrative staff. Nominations for Educators were for either Primary and Secondary care, and for the roles of Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director. Nominations for trainees again, were for either Primary or Secondary Care, and for individuals' contribution to the function, quality management or education within their specialty Schools. The outstanding contribution awards focused on both educators and trainees who the Deanery felt had made an outstanding contribution across a sustained period of time. The Deanery also wanted to acknowledge the contribution that the Deanery administrative staff make to the Deanery as a whole, to training in general and to individual learners in Primary and Secondary Care. The shortlisting panel consisted of members the Deanery Executive team, where nominations were reduced to a shortlist of 2 per category (where possible).

 

Deanery Awards 2012

For the second year running, Oxford Deanery is hosting an awards ceremony to recognise the work, achievements and efforts made by educators and trainees throughout the Deanery, highlighting the exceptional contribution made by both individuals and teams. The nominating window was May 2012 - August 2012 and the Deanery received approximately 70 nominations across 18 different categories. Nominations for Educators were for either Primary & Secondary care, and for the roles of Educational Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, Dental Trainer or Training Programme Director. Nominations for trainees again, were for either Primary or Secondary Care and for individuals contribution to the function, quality management or education within their specialty Schools. Additional categories included this year 'best poster by a trainee'; and Recognition of contribution to postgraduate medical and dental education made by a team within School/Trust. The Outstanding contribution awards focused on both educators and trainees who the Deanery felt had made an outstanding contribution across a sustained period of time.

A short-listing panel met in September 2012 to review the nominations. The short-listing panel consisted of members the Deanery Executive team, and nominations were reduced to shortlist of 2 per category. The panel were impressed with the high number of and the calibre of nominations received.

The award winners are detailed below:

Educator: Primary Care - Dr Graham Barter as Primary Care Educational Supervisor.

                                    An image of Graham Bater, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

Dr Barter qualified from Charing Cross Medical School in 1984 and moved on to complete a VTS training scheme in West London, specialising in the treatment of HIV/AIDs. He has been a partner at Hanslope Surgery in Milton Keynes since 1994 and a GP Trainer on the Milton Keynes GP Training Scheme since 2002.

Educator: Secondary Care - Dr Alastair Ankers as Secondary Care Educational Supervisor.

                                    An image of Alastair Ankers, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald 

 

Educator: Secondary Care - Dr Bridget Atkins as Secondary Care Training Programme Director.

Dr Bridget Atkins MBBS, MA, MSC, FRCPath, FRCP qualified 1987 (Emmanuel College, Cambridge & Royal London Hospital). Core medical training at the Royal London and Oldchurch Hospitals. Specialty training in ID, HIV and Microbiology at the Royal London Hospital, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Concord Hospital (Sydney) and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney). Appointed to current position as consultant in Infectious diseases and Microbiology, Oxford University Hospitals, UK in 2000. Also Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Training Programme Director, Oxford Deanery, Physician, Bone Infection Unit (BIU), Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Senior lecturer, Oxford University. Specialist interest: post-operative and orthopaedic infections.

 

Educator: Secondary Care - Mr Graeme Zaki as Dental Trainer.

                                    An image of Graeme Zaki, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

Graeme was appointed Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant 1992. He took on Programme Director, Maxillofacial surgery for the South Coast in 1995 until 2002. He has a particular interest in teaching and how this experience can be maximised to ensure a good learning experience to enhance professionalism, especially in the light of working time directive and the evitable reduction in hours, which leads to less patient contact. This theme has been further developed by the SHO’s in Portsmouth over the last 2 years. 

 

Educator: Secondary Care - Dr Niall Moore as Secondary Care Clinical Supervisor to training.  

                                    An image of Niall Moore, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

Niall has been University Lecturer and Consultant Radiologist in Oxford since 1990, having trained in Cambridge. He is a cross-sectional radiologist and finds the one-to-one teaching in radiology the most enjoyable part of his academic post. He is also active in teaching preclinical and clinical medical students, postgraduate junior medical staff - in fact anyone who will listen.

He has been TPD, Regional Postgraduate Education Adviser and is currently Head of School. Outside of duties in Oxford he is a member of the Reserve Forces and has taught junior doctors in Afghanistan.

 

Educator, Primary and Secondary Care - Mr John Lourie for his outstanding contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education over a sustained period of time.

John was born in Liverpool in 1943 and first came to live in Oxford in 1948, since then he had more or less continuous connections with the city. After a notably undistinguished pre-clinical undergraduate career at Worcester College he moved sideways into a Diploma in Human Biology (1967) and this led to the post of Scientific Coordinator in the International Biological Programme, and then two-and-a-half years as a member of the scientific staff at the Medical Research Council. This produced a PhD in Anthropology at UCL, while he completed his clinical training at UCH, finally achieved his BMBCh qualifications in 1973.

There followed junior hospital posts in Oxford, Swindon and Aylesbury (Senior Registrar on call for the Oxford Accident Service the day the John Radcliffe Hospital opened (15 July 1979). John became a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association 1981 and promptly went off to be Professor of Human Biology (in charge of the pre-clinical medical school) and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1982-84. 

After locum orthopaedic consultant posts in Australia, New Zealand, Banbury and Aylesbury, John was appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Milton Keynes Hospital in 1986. He also founded and was Managing Director of Human Impact Associates, providing expertise in the human environmental impact of development projects; the company is now part of Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health. He was twice Clinical Director of the orthopaedic department in Milton Keynes, and set up and ran for 11 years the Central Orthopaedic Club (COC), based in Milton Keynes. He was Regional Adviser in Orthopaedic Surgery from 1992-98, and Associate Postgraduate Dean with responsibility for IMGs, and subsequently also for SAS doctors from 1996 to 2012, and Founder and Director of the Oxford Refugee Health Professionals Support Project.

Since 2006 John has been a College Assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons, and from 2003 to 2008 was External Examiner in Musculoskeletal Medicine for the University of Oxford, and from 2001 to 2011 was on the Editorial Board of Casebook (the journal of the Medical Protection Society).

 

Trainee: Primary Care - Dr Alex Gilles as for his contribution to education within Postgraduate School/Deanery.

After graduating from Edinburgh, Alex completed foundation training in Edinburgh and Fife. Then moved to Salisbury for Core Medical Training, and obtained my MRCP. Desiring a more community based and holistic career, he then changed to GP training in 2008, and moved to Oxford.

Alex endeavours to be a good generalist, and value the continuity of care that General Practice offers. Teaching and education are his interest and hopes to expend upon once established as a GP.

In his ST3 year on the Oxford VTS, he realised that the preparation for the CSA (clinical exam) would be benefited with the inclusion of a mock exam. Clinical exams try to emulate real life, but there are always subtle differences that require a degree of familiarity for the candidate not be thrown by. For example taking a blood pressure is valued thinking time in normal practice, and abolished when an examiner tells you the BP without pause! So, he prepared a mock exam for my fellow ST3s following his own exam, which his colleagues found to be a helpful preparation tool for the CSA.

Alex is currently a GP locum in Oxford and lucky enough to be repeating the CSA mock for this year’s ST3s, who he wishes the best of luck!

 

Trainee: Secondary Care - Dr Helen Lee for her contribution to the function of the Postgraduate School/Deanery.

                                    An image of Helen Lee, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

 

Trainee: Secondary Care - Dr Matt Lowe for his contribution to education within Postgraduate School/Deanery. 
 

Trainee: Primary and Secondary Care - Dr Chris Longstaff for his greatest overall contribution to the Postgraduate Deanery.

                                    An image of Chris Longstaff, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

Having trained at University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and completed his Foundation Training in Bedford Hospital, Chris came to Oxford Deanery in 2009 to join the Milton Keynes GP Training Program. He developed an interest in medical education as his training progressed, and became Milton Keynes GP Scholar in 2011, an innovative role on the scheme intended to engage other trainees more closely in the training program. During Chris' time as Scholar the proportion of teaching given by trainees themselves increased to over third. He has since presented a poster on the nature of the GP trainee-educator relationship at the RCGP 2012 Annual Conference and also participated in a panel discussion at the national RCGP Medical Educators' Group Conference.

Chris completed his ST3 year in The Parks Medical Practice with Dr Graham Barter. During this time, he worked with the practice to improve understanding of the variation in their referral rates to secondary care. He was awarded the Oxford Deanery GP School Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for his work on this project.

As the current changes to the NHS structure and commissioning process move forward, Chris has represented GP trainees at national level, both as a Critical Friend of the NHS Leadership Academy and as a member of the National Clinical Commissioning Network.

He has since taken up a role as an Oxford Deanery ST4 GP Leadership Fellow, based in Luther Street Medical Centre working with vulnerably housed patients and those experiencing homelessness. With Dr Rob Schafer, he is currently developing a training resource to enable doctors to engage more constructively with patients experiencing addiction to Prescription Only Medication.

He hopes to continue to maintain his links with Oxford Deanery GP School in future.

 

Team Award: The ALERT Team, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust for their contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education made by a team within a School/Trust.

                                   An image of Rosie Warren, Carolyn Barrett, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

 

Team Award: Drs Claire Greszczuk; Patrick Garfjeld Roberts and Thomas Bannister for their contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education made by a team within a School/Trust.

                                   An image of Patrick Garfjeld Roberts, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

Patrick Garfjeld Roberts was born ventouse at St George’s, Tooting, in 1984, as was the vogue of that era. For the next 18 years, he maintained remarkably good health, and went to Oxford for his medical school years, after which he tried London for Foundation training but after what happened to his flat during the riots he realised fairly promptly he would really rather come back. Currently a core surgical trainee in the Oxford Deanery, he hopes to continue higher surgical training in Orthopaedics in the Deanery, but given previous career aspirations have included fireman, pirate and cat, he’s not going to rush into any big decisions lightly.

He has had the greatest pleasure of working on this project with Tom and Grez, two of the finest minds in Britain today. People say they are wasted on medicine, but we hope they don’t hear it because we really need people like them.

His medical heroes are Giles Brindley and Tim Lancaster.

Claire Greszczuk is the first born of Jill and George Greszczuk and has one sister called Ellie. She grew up in Nottingham, UK, and started medical school in 2004 at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, before moving to Green Templeton College in 2007 for the clinical years.

She loves anything visual, and has happily managed to engage herself in various artistic activities over the past years, including magazine design, costume production, photography and film making. The greatest motivation for all such projects came from working with her friends; nothing would have been created without the team. 

She is lucky and honoured to have met and know, surely some of the most interesting, engaging and inspiring people in the world. This group of course includes Tom Bannister and Patrick Garfjeld Roberts, with whom she worked to produce the Oxford Foundation School Prospectus.

Now, three years since graduating from Oxford, she in currently having a year out of training, and writes this bio from Melbourne where she is travelling with a great friend and working in an emergency department. The second half of the year will be spent as an ‘Improving Global Health Through Leadership Development Fellow’ in Cambodia. She hopes her next move will be anaesthetics training in London.
 

Poster: Dr Emily Hubbard for best poster by a trainee.

                                  An image of Emily Hubbard, Michael Bannon and Ed Donald

 

The Public Health 'Bike for Health Team' for recognition of fundraising & promoting health living via the London to Oxford Bike Ride.   

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Deanery Awards 2011

The awards ceremony took place on the evening of Tuesday 15th November at the Oxford Belfry and was hosted by Peter Lees, Medical Director of the SHA who, with Michael Bannon, Postgraduate Dean, presented each award winner with a framed certificate.

The award winners are detailed below:

  • Educator: Primary Care - Dr Premila Webster as Primary Care Training Programme Director.
  • Educator: Primary Care - Dr Noel McCarthy as Primary Care Educational Supervisor.
  • Educator: Secondary Care - Dr Mike Gibson as Secondary Care Educational Supervisor.
  • Educator: Secondary Care - Dr Chris Davies as Secondary Care Training Programme Director.
  • Educator, Primary and Secondary Care - Dr Denise Best for her outstanding contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education over a sustained period of time.
  • Educator, Primary and Secondary Care - Dr Barbara Thornley for her outstanding contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education over a sustained period of time.
  • Trainee: Primary Care - Dr Kieran Collison for her contribution to the function of the Oxford Deanery School of General Practice.  
  • Trainee: Primary Care - Dr Suchi Yarlagadda for her contribution to education within the Oxford Deanery School of Public Health.
  • Trainee: Secondary Care - Dr Ed Gaynor for his contribution to the function of the Oxford Deanery School of Paediatrics.
  • Trainee: Secondary Care - Dr Tom Bannister for his contribution to education within the Oxford Deanery Foundation School.
  • Trainee: Primary and Secondary Care - Dr Carl Morris for his contribution to Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.
  • Deanery Employee of the Year: Primary Care - Mr Roland Hardyman for his contribution to education and training.

 

If you have any queries regarding the awards please email Ruth Crawley, Manager: Medical Educators ruth.crawley@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk.

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