Clinical leader of year named
27 November 2012
The winner of a BMA-sponsored award has been praised for his exceptional leadership.
Clinical director and consultant neurosurgeon Paul Grundy won the Health Service Journal clinical leader of the year award for his work at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Judges commended him for introducing ‘a wide range of improvements and innovations’ that resulted in his unit having the shortest length of stay for neurosurgery in the UK.
They said: ‘Here was an inspirational clinician and an exceptional leader who used evidence to bring about change not only in his own trust but to service delivery regionally and nationally.’
Chief clinical information officer and director of radiology Rhidian Bramley was highly commended for his leadership at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester.
The award ceremony took place in London last week. The judges included BMA consultants committee chair Paul Flynn and GMC chief executive Niall Dickson.
Read Dr Flynn’s blog about the judging process