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Success at South Eastern Division Royal College of Psychiatrists awards 2022

11 Mar 22

A Trust Core Trainee described as an ‘excellent clinician’ has won an award in recognition of her work.

Dr Hannah Wieringa, who works within the Buckinghamshire Community Learning Disability Health Team, is the South Eastern Division Royal College of Psychiatrists Core Trainee of the Year, taking the honours on behalf of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities with the Bucks team, Dr Rajnish Attavar, who nominated trainee Dr Wieringa, said:  “Hannah has always been interested in patient-centred care and in working within the wider multi-disciplinary team and ensuring great care for her patients.

“She has been supportive to trainee doctors, physician associates and students attached to the team, including lectures and leading teaching and case discussions.

She is kind and caring to her patients and her clinical skills and medical knowledge are excellent. She is an excellent leader and team player who is well liked by the team and her patients.”

As part of her work,  Dr Wieringa has contributed to BMA rapid response articles and taken an interest in STOMP (Stopping overprescribing medication in people with learning difficulties). She is currently leading a quality improvement/audit on STOMP, in collaboration with pharmacists and nurses.

She has also been the medical member of the bowel health quality improvement programme, working closely with a dietitian in drawing up a list of medications which can impact bowel health.

Also at the awards, Dr Attavar was runner-up for the Psychiatric Peer Educator of the Year award having been nominated by Dr Hassanen Al Tair, Consultant Psychiatrist with the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Deputy chair of the south-eastern division.

It is good to see Trust staff as finalists in these two categories with doctors, core trainees, higher trainees and educators being nominated.

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