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Trust educator handed top teacher award by students

Published 28/07/2017

An educator from Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to receive a prestigious teaching award.

 Students at the University of Nottingham chose to name Senior Clinical Educator Claire Lambourn the winner of this year’s Peter Twining Award. The prize gives final year medical students the opportunity to name the top NHS teacher within the establishment.

Claire is based in the Trauma and Orthopaedics team within Royal Derby Hospital and teaches medical students that are on their musculoskeletal attachments.

She said: “I just see it as doing my job really but I’m humbled to have been chosen by my students to win this award.”

Claire was presented with her award at a University of Nottingham graduation ceremony on July 18, where she was congratulated by Dean of the School of Medicine, Tony Avery, and Dean of Medical Education, Gill Doody.   

The Peter Twining Award was set up in 2010 to honour outstanding teaching within the NHS. It is the university’s first accolade to specifically honour and reward those involved in teaching the next generation of medics.

Dr Nigel Sturrock, Executive Medical Director for Derby Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are a proud teaching hospital, providing high quality training for the medical students of University of Nottingham.  We are delighted that one of our educators has been chosen by her students to win this award. Claire is a great example of the work done here at Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to inspire the next generation of doctors.”

Last Modified 28/07/2017