Trust receives award for work with medical students
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Clinical Teaching Excellence Award for its work with medical students.
The award is part of an initiative by Leeds School of Medicine to encourage and reward undergraduate clinical teaching across the NHS in West Yorkshire.
Six awards of £2000 were available to NHS employees or teams currently teaching Leeds medical or dental students, to support their further development.
As part of the application process, the Trust, which provides mental health, learning disability and community services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, had to provide evidence of promoting and improving students’ learning experience as well as showing how it would continue to develop learning and teaching within the Trust.
The awarding panel commented that the Trust demonstrates “an enthusiastic approach to an excellent placement experience for students” and “a strong learning ethos within the team”.
Dr Nisreen Booya, medical director for the Trust said, “We are delighted to have received this award. South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been teaching medical students for a number of years, helping to grow the next generation of health professionals. This award is a real bonus for doing something that already benefits both our staff and the undergraduates we support in so many ways.
“We are very proud of our continuing commitment to local students and I am grateful for the hard work, vision and dedication of Dr Fariha Kamal, Dr Ian Pickering and our secretarial support Louise Hunt, who all contributed to the successful application.”