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Doctors and dentist named BEST in Wales

9 May 2014

BEST trainers of the year winners 2013

Welsh doctors and one Welsh dentist have been honoured by the Wales Deanery, Cardiff University, at an event hosted by the British Medical Association recently in Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The following healthcare professionals were named BEST trainers of the year 2013: Dr Orhan Uzun, a Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff; Dr Dylan Parry, a GP in Old Colwyn, North Wales; Dr Jasmin Khan-Singh an Associate Specialist in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Royal Gwent; and Dr Aradhana Ingley an Associate Specialist in Paediatrics in Glan Clwyd, North Wales.

Dr Helen Fardy was presented with the Dean's Recognition Award for her services to Medical Education.  Dr Fardy, is a Consultant Paediatrician at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, also Reconfiguration Lead and Head of Speciality School for the Wales Deanery.

Professor Derek Gallen, Postgraduate Dean at the Wales Deanery said: "Wales's medical and dental educational supervisors and trainers play a vital role in delivering high quality training for our doctors and dentists entering the profession and encouraging more trainees to look to Wales to work and live. This award goes some way to recognising their very important and influential role."  

The BEST Awards also recognised the work of Dr Kurt Finnigan a Dentist in Welshpool, Powys; Professor Jeff Stephens, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Morriston, Swansea and Dr Glenda Hill, Associate Specialist in Dermatology, based at Wrexham General Hospital, North Wales.  

The awards are part of the 'Supervising the Route to Excellence' programme which aims to ensure excellence in medical training through the development and support of high quality educational, clinical supervisors and trainers throughout Wales.   The annual BEST/BSAS awards are now part of the BMA/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards, which is a collaboration between Cardiff Medical School, Swansea Medical School and the Wales Deanery.

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