Awards for outstanding service to medical students

A consultant and an administrator at Kettering General Hospital have won awards for the outstanding service they have provided to medical students who are training to become the next generation of NHS doctors.

Leicester Medical School has chosen KGH’s Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Dr Nasir Siddique, as its Outstanding Clinical Teacher for 2015 and Foundation and Undergraduate Co-ordinator, Shelley Gardiner, as its Outstanding Clinical Administrator for 2015.

They were presented with their awards at a celebratory event at Leicester Medical School on January 15.

In letters to the two award winners Dr David Heney, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for Leicester Medical School, said: “Over the past months we asked all clinical medical students to nominate clinical teachers who they believe are outstanding teachers.

"We chose only one clinician from our District Teaching Hospitals to receive this award. This is an exceptional achievement.”

Dr Siddique said: “I am pleased and proud that my enthusiasm for medical education has been recognised in this way. I think it is very important that medical education is provided for students in ways that stimulate them to learn and progress to become a good doctor."

Shelley said: “I am delighted that the efforts of myself and the administration team are recognised by the students that we work hard to support.”