Four outstanding health professionals are the latest to be honoured with a MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair by The University of Manchester.
The MAHSC chairs, which were initiated six years ago, recognise those individuals who have made a major contribution to their clinical speciality.
MAHSC professors usually work at one of the MAHSC NHS partner trusts and can hold an honorary position at The University of Manchester (UoM).
The 2017 recipients are:
- Bernadette Brennan – Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist (The Christie) & Honorary Senior Lecturer (UoM)
- Derek O’Reilly – Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon (CMFT)
The designation acknowledges the value of an individual’s clinical leadership to MAHSC. This can be demonstrated in different ways: for example, by significantly improved outcomes for patients, innovative practice in a field of medicine, national leadership in a speciality and high quality research and teaching.
‘I would like to congratulate our new MAHSC professors’ said Professor Ian Greer, MAHSC Director and Vice-President and Dean, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester. ‘Our MAHSC professors drive important developments in their specialisms which benefit patients and raise professional standards. This calibre of talent also helps build Greater Manchester’s reputation for medical and clinical excellence.’
The MAHSC honorary clinical chairs are awarded, on an annual basis, by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health’s Promotions Committee after rigorous scrutiny.