Cardiology team at Bedford Hospital win award from Royal College of Physicians

Dr Simon Page (Chair of Examiners) and Cardiology team members  Lynne Granger, Mrs Chris Dunmow and Dr Awais Bokhari celebrate award at Bedford Hospital.

Dr Simon Page (Chair of Examiners) and Cardiology team members Lynne Granger, Mrs Chris Dunmow and Dr Awais Bokhari celebrate award at Bedford Hospital.

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A Bedford Hospital cardiologist and his team have been recognised for their commitment to hosting clinical examinations for trainee doctors.

Consultant cardiologist, Dr Awais Bokhari, pictured with members of his team, Lynne Granger and Chris Dunmow, was presented with the award by the chairman of examiners at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Dr Simon Page.

The team has hosted MRCP PACES Clinical Examinations for the college since 2005 and Bedford Hospital is the only centre in the country to consistently host three examinations in the same year. It is the third award to be bestowed upon the team since 2012.

Worldwide candidates and examiners from around the country attend the examinations, which are designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training.

The exam sets rigorous standards to ensure that trainees are competent across a range of skills and ready to provide a high standard of care to patients.

Dr Awais Bokhari said: “Our team has done a fabulous job in hosting these clinical exams for almost 10 years and we are delighted to be recognised by the college for this contribution.

“Since we began hosting the exams we have received very positive feedback from students and the college. This, together with our award makes all the hard work very worthwhile.”

The picture show, from left, Dr Simon Page, chairman of examiners, and cardiology team members Mrs Lynne Granger, Mrs Chris Dunmow and Dr Awais Bokhari.