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UHCW doctor wins prestigious regional prize

11:00 28/12/2011

Dr Sarah Jones pictured with her certificateA children’s doctor from University Hospital has won a prestigious regional prize.

Dr Sarah Jones, age 26 of Nuneaton has won the Janet Anderson prize from the Midlands Regional Paediatric Society which is given to a trainee doctor who has contributed to paediatrics.

Dr Jones has been training at University Hospital in Coventry which delivers more than 6,000 babies a year and is home to a large neonatal unit which delivers specialised care to critically ill babies. As well as this, the Trust also has three separate children’s wards, a dedicated children’s A&E department and a separate children’s outpatients department.

She was nominated by University Hospital consultant Dr Andrew Coe for her dedication to her patients and colleagues during the last 18 months.

He said: “I am very pleased that Sarah has been recognised in this way.

“She has impressed without exception all the consultant staff for her thoroughness with her clinical work with patients and her capacity and ability to undertake projects.

“Sarah demonstrates insight into the broader issue around children and their families, and takes on a level of responsibility in sorting through the detail of planning for an individual patient well above the level of a junior doctor.

“We all suspect that she will progress far in her career in paediatrics such is her focus.”

Consultant Heather Stirling, Dr Sarah Jones, Professor Simon Murch.Professor Simon Murch and consultant Heather Stirling seconded Sarah’s nomination. They said: “Sarah was an outstanding trainee in paediatrics. She always went above and beyond what was expected, including going the extra mile for her patients.”

Sarah picked up the prize at the West Midlands Paediatric Society Meeting on November 25.

She said: “It is nice to be recognised for my hard work within the department on not only a local, but also a regional level.

“I find my work in within paediatrics brings great variety as well as the clinical challenge to expand my knowledge and skills.”

Picture Captions

Top: Dr Sarah Jones with her certificate.

Bottom: (L-R) Consultant Heather Stirling, Dr Sarah Jones, Professor Simon Murch.


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