Six doctors from the Royal Free London (RFL) have been honoured at UCLPartners’ first education and training awards.

The UCLPartners Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education awards saw Saurabh Jain, a consultant ophthalmologist at the RFL, named educational supervisor of the year for his work delivering high-quality training to medical, post-graduate and foundation year ophthalmology students.

Fellow consultant ophthalmologist Jennifer Forbes was awarded clinical supervisor of the year, while Dr Nick Murch, a consultant in acute medicine and medical education, picked up training programme director of the year.

Barnet Hospital had three winners on the night as Dr Louise Schofield, consultant physician in palliative care, won director of medical education of the year, Dr Zarina Khan, education centre manager, won medical education manager of the year and Dr Clifford Lisk, consultant physician in acute medicine and geriatric medicine, won training programme director chair of the year. 

The RFL is a founding member of UCLPartners, one of the world’s leading centres of medical discovery, healthcare innovation and education.

Saurabh said: “It’s fantastic that the RFL has won three awards. It just shows what great work we are doing at the trust in teaching and training.

“Mine and Jenny’s award is a testament to the hard work of all the consultants who are committed to the training and education of the next generation of ophthalmologists.

Image: Saurabh (left) collecting his award


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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, renal care, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, Parkinson's disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London. Read 'A bigger trust, a better future'.