Doctors, consultants and other NHS staff delivering excellent teaching and support to medical students have been honoured during a virtual awards week.
The annual Hull York Medical School (HYMS) Teaching Excellence Awards, which recognise and reward excellence and commitment in clinical education and student support across a range of NHS settings, took place this week.
Nominations for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust area came from the students themselves. The winners were:
Nursing and Allied Health Professions Award
Tracy Ibbotson, deputy clinical sister at Grimsby hospital
Undergraduate Medicine Phase II and III Tutor of Excellence Award
Dr Annang Asumang, consultant anaesthetist at Grimsby hospital
Dr Joseph Pickles, clinical teaching fellow at Scunthorpe hospital
Team Excellence Award
Diagnostic and Investigation Unit (DIU) at Grimsby hospital
Administrative Support Excellence
Heidi Wright, undergraduate administration assistant at Grimsby hospital
Dr Asumang said: “I am very pleased for this wonderful feedback from our students and immensely grateful for the recognition by the Medical School. This achievement has only been possible due to the unstinting support of my anaesthetic and critical care medical and nursing colleagues in Grimsby, and the Medical School administrative staff. I greatly cherish this honour which I gladly share with all of them.”
Tracy said: “It’s quite unexpected but an absolutely lovely surprise and honour. It’s also down to the fantastic team I work with on Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) who also supported our students so well. We had amazing students who really helped us too and it is fantastic to know they had a positive and rewarding learning experience with us. We miss them lots.”
Anne-Marie Dunks, staff nurse on Grimsby DIU, said: “It is so lovely to hear we have won. When we do have students on here, we try and include them in the team. We are a nurse-led unit and we are all working together. Everybody has to learn and we are very supportive.”
Dr Pickles said: “Thank you so much to HYMS for this award and a particular thank you to the students who nominated me. It has been a pleasure and an honour to play a role in your education and see you develop over the last year. A big shout out to all of the other HYMS staff across the Trust – I couldn’t have done this without you!”