Search

Fourth award in a month for James Paget University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:42 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:42 04 December 2017

Staff from the James Paget University Hospital at the Learning Technologies Awards. Picture: Courtesy of the James Paget

Staff from the James Paget University Hospital at the Learning Technologies Awards. Picture: Courtesy of the James Paget

Courtesy of the James Paget

An award-winning November was capped off in style for the James Paget University Hospital, with a fourth success for the month.

Fresh from claiming three separate awards in as many weeks, the hospital collecting a fourth prize at the Learning Technologies Awards.

Competing against companies from a variety of different types of organisation - from banks to supermarkets - the hospital collected a silver award for its training of surgeons in the Best Use of Blended Learning category.

It won the award in conjunction with Norwich-based Cutting Edge Medical Education, with which it has been collaborating over a training scheme for surgeons.

The award was won for an online programme for post-graduate medical education, which was launched by consultant surgeon trainers Jerome Pereira and Sam Leinster, along with surgeon Sue Down.

The programme consists of online lectures about operative procedures and best practice, discussion boards for problems and access to a variety of expert opinion via the internet.

Professor Pereira said: “The programme was designed to address the challenges of training junior doctors and has given us scientifically significant results.

“This was the first time we’ve found the key to the education and training of doctors across the whole country.

“Previously, in a hospital teaching setting there were often small attendances as junior doctors were committed elsewhere, but this meant a wasted resource.

“Now, one tutor can teach many students online - it’s a win win in terms of efficiency and cost effectiveness, and students get access to consultants who are experts in their field.”

The award was the fourth collected by the James Paget during the month of November, following a hat-trick of successes at the Nursing Times Awards, the Health Service Journal Awards and the Fab Awards.

At The Nursing Times Awards, the hospital’s VIP Pathway claimed the learning disabilities nursing category.

At the HSJ awards its Kiss Goodbye to Sepsis campaign claimed a patient safety award, while it also scooped the Hartly Larkin Award at the Fab Awards - a ceremony which celebrates the care given to people suffering with dementia.

Other News

14 minutes ago

A joint operation between police and Trading Standards officers in Great Yarmouth has seen more than what is believed 27,000 illegal cigarettes seized.

24 minutes ago

Police have raided a property in Great Yarmouth and seized more than 120 cannabis plants.

A man was hurt following a crash on a main road in Great Yarmouth this morning.

They say still waters run deep, and the Lily Pit at Gorleston is no exception. Rumours abound that the pit was once haunted - but which of the three stories attached to it rings the truest?

Most Read

Great Yarmouth is set for a tourism spending boost after it was confirmed cruise ships will be docking with hundreds of passengers at the town’s port throughout the year.

Read more
Graham Plant
Tue, 20:26

A care home in Great Yarmouth has been forced to close after watchdogs uncovered a catalogue of concerns.

Read more
Care Quality Commission
Tue, 10:50

A woman has been arrested on the suspicion of drug-driving and possession of a class A drug after the car she was believed to be driving crashed into a home in Gorleston.

Read more
Mon, 15:48

A teacher is feeling a new woman and enjoying time with her children after she lost more than four stone in 26 weeks.

Read more
Mon, 11:11

A decision to close a Great Yarmouth bridge due to reports that a child may have gone into a river has been criticized by a councillor.

Read more
Mick Castle

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter