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Outstanding recognition for doctors

Two doctors and their team from Dewsbury Hospital have been recognised as an “Outstanding Clinical team.”

Emergency Consultant Patrick Tung and Junior Doctor Nick Raynor were commended by medical students at Leeds University in a recently launched scheme which recognises clinicians and teams for their contribution to teaching Leeds medical students. The students praised the help and support they received during their one month placement in Dewsbury A & E.

Patrick said: “It’s great to know how much the students value their placement with us. Training the doctors of tomorrow and keeping their enthusiasm for their medical career going is really important. It’s a tough job with a lot of training and we strive to make it as realistic for them as possible.”

This is something which Nick agrees on. A former student who did his placement at Dewsbury Hospital, he is now a junior doctor in the A & E department.

“The training I received from Patrick and his team was fantastic. It gave me a real opportunity to be hands on and put the theory I had learnt into practice. As a student you want to be where the action is, caring for your own patients and this A & E placement gives you plenty of opportunity to do that. There is always someone more senior and experienced on hand to support you, giving you the confidence to become a competent practitioner.”

During their month in A & E students are paired up with a junior doctor and rotate through the whole department from minor injuries to resuscitation. They also do a whole day of simulation training in the Medical Education Centre at Pinderfields and ultrasound training in the Radiology department at Dewsbury.