IMG_2817.JPGDozens of staff were honoured at the Royal Free London’s Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on Monday night.

The ceremony was attended by former trust chief executive Caroline Clarke and former medical director Professor Sir Stephen Powis, as well as Master Cordwainer Judith Millidge, from the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, who funded the event.

A total of 49 awards were handed to staff in a range of professions including pharmacists, scientists, nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

The awards are an annual event, with learners and educators both being recognised.

Opening the awards, Antony Senner, deputy director of education, said: “This is a celebration of the role of education and training at the trust, to reinforce its central part of our tri-partite mission.

“Education is part of the DNA of our organisation, it is part of our culture, it’s something that needs to be constantly nurtured and as its current custodians that’s down to us.”

Caroline Clarke, who is now NHS England’s regional director for London, gave the keynote speech at the ceremony.

She spoke about the long-term trends in healthcare, including more care being delivered at home, more personalised care and the use of AI and other technology.  

Image: The winners at last night's event.