Leicester doctor receives Royal College 500-Year celebratory award

Research to improve the outcomes for patients suffering from a devastating form of stroke called intracerebral haemorrhage has been recognised with a prestigious award from The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) granted to Dr Jatinder Minhas from our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Dr Minhas has been appointed as the first of the RCP’s Quincentennial Lecturers for the region to celebrate the organisation’s 500-year anniversary which takes place this year.

The RCP is England’s oldest medical college, founded in 1518 by Henry VIII, delivering a crucial role in improving patient care. As well as celebrating its history throughout the year, the RCP is also celebrating the future by appointing a Quincentennial Lecturer in each region to give a lecture at the regional ‘Update in Medicine’ conference, which is usually delivered by consultants from within the region and the surrounding areas.

“It was most humbling to receive this award for our programme of work designed to improve outcomes for patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, a devastating form of stroke," said Jatinder. "This award reflects the superb clinical and research training delivered at the University Hospitals of Leicester and University of Leicester respectively."