Staff recognised for quality of teaching

Staff at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) have been recognised for the quality of teaching and support they offer students at the annual Hull York Medical School Teaching Excellence Awards.

A number of clinicians and teams from Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals were nominated.

Local students were asked to nominate NHS staff from hospitals, GP practices and health centres who have transformed their learning experience.

The Scunthorpe hospital student liaison office beat off stiff competition to be crowned winners of the team excellence award – for the fourth time.

Kathryn Hallam, undergraduate education manager at NLaG, said: “It was a real achievement to receive this award as it demonstrates the excellent work the team does in supporting our students during their time with us.

“The awards are a great way to show tutors and staff that their hard work is appreciated and recognised by the students. People are extremely busy but our student feedback has remained strong and students really appreciate the effort our tutors go to.”

Jo Brown, NLaG clinical dean, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the high calibre of teaching staff we have at the Trust has also been recognised, and more importantly it has been recognised by the very students we teach.”

Also nominated were:

Dr Kaushik Bhattacharya, associate specialist in cardiology. Students’ nomination comments included: “Very enthusiastic,” “He really taught me well” and “He made me genuinely interested in cardiology”.

Emma McMullan, Hull York Medical School administrative assistant at Grimsby hospital. She was nominated for being “an absolutely amazing individual” who was friendly, approachable and was always on hand to help answer student questions.

Dr Kevin Speed, consultant haematologist at Grimsby hospital. Students said he provided the best teaching at Hull York Medical School, that he was interesting and engaging and had motivated people.

Scunthorpe paediatric team was also nominated. Students’ comments included: “It has been a breath of fresh air to have a team so driven to impart their knowledge to us”.

Grimsby hospital student liaison office was nominated for being friendly and approachable and going out of their way to help.

Scunthorpe obstetrics and gynaecology team was nominated for “going above and beyond in terms of teaching, learning opportunities and advice for the future”.

The glittering awards event, which saw prizes awarded in six categories, saw more than 150 guests gather to celebrate the exceptional medical education and support provided to MB BS undergraduates and physician associate (PA) students.

The student-led awards provide an opportunity for students to honour those tutors and support staff who have gone the extra mile to support them in their studies and on clinical placements.

Dean of Hull York Medical School Professor Una Macleod said: “The awards recognise the commitment of our tutors to providing not just medical education, but exceptional medical education. This is what makes us a different kind of medical school; our students don’t just become doctors and PAs, they become brilliant doctors and Pas, fully equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing NHS.”

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