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Trust picks up three awards for teaching excellence

Member of the MUST team picking up their Clinical Teaching Excellence Award Clinical staff at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have scooped three awards in recognition of their teaching excellence.

Dr Anup Prajapati Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine at Pinderfields, Dr Ashish Thakur, Consultant Cardiologist at Dewsbury District Hospital and the Trust’s Medical Student Ultra Sound Team (MUST) were honoured at the Leeds School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Excellence and Development Awards.

Chair of the Trust, Jules Preston, said: “I’m hugely proud of the support and teaching that our clinical colleagues are giving to the next generation of doctors and for them to be recognised for this is the icing on the cake.”

The MUST team received a Clinical Teaching Excellence Award for its training of fifth year medical students to obtain vascular access using ultrasound. Over the last six courses 85% of students were able to perform the procedure independently by the end of the training and over 95% of the students rated the course as excellent.

Due to the positive feedback from both the students and the faculty, the Leeds Medical School has extended this programme to all medical students. This overwhelming positive feedback also acted as a catalyst to pave the way into integrating ultrasound into the undergraduate curriculum at Leeds Medical School.

Dr Prajapati received a Clinical Teaching Development Award. He has developed his skills to cover a wide range of teaching and has created a series of teaching videos, which have received over 35,000 views on You Tube.

He has also developed a prescribing workshop course which requires fifth year medical students to work through a range of scenarios prescribing drugs, fluids and antibiotics at the level expected of a Foundation Year 1 doctor.

Dr Thakur received a Clinical Teaching Certificate of Merit for his work in tutoring the fifth year cardio vascular placement students and the range of student centred activities he has introduced to support their learning.

The Clinical Teaching Excellence and Development Awards support the development of medical, healthcare and dental staff teaching across the NHS in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. They are open to NHS employees and teams, GP Practices and any other organisation funded by Health Education Yorkshire & the Humber, involved in delivering medical and dental undergraduate education.