Bradford consultant appointed to top job
A Bradford doctor has been appointed to
oversee the on-going training and development of the region’s doctors
Mr David Wilkinson, consultant vascular surgeon at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, took up the post of postgraduate dean at the Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery this month.
The Deanery works in partnership with Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority (SHA) to plan, commission and manage the provision of postgraduate medical, dental and inter-professional education across the region.
David, who was appointed consultant surgeon at Bradford in 1995, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed postgraduate dean for the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery – it is a great honour and reflects the excellent reputation that Bradford Teaching Hospitals has for training for the region’s doctors and dentists.
“The Deanery’s work is extremely important in helping to improve health care through high quality education and training for the next generation of healthcare professionals."
“The Deanery works in partnership with the SHA to ensure that doctors and dentists in training work to maintain high standards of patient care across all of the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region.”
Whilst committing the majority of his time to leading the Deanery from offices in Hull, Leeds and Sheffield, David will continue his work within vascular surgery in Bradford on a part-time basis.
Professor Clive Kay, Medical Director at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, said: “I wish David every success in his new role. I have worked closely with David for many years, and as well as him being a superb clinician, I am well aware that he is passionate about and committed to the education and training of junior doctors. I am certain David will be an outstanding Postgraduate Dean.”
Recently seven medical specialties at the Foundation Trust topped the Yorkshire and Humber league for postgraduate medical training
Out of more than 20 training sites across the region, children’s services, radiology, anaesthesia, cardiology, oncology, neurology and respiratory in Bradford came first for the excellent training they provided following feedback supplied by the country’s doctors of the future.
It is the second year running that the medics in anaesthesia and children’s services received such an accolade in the General Medical Council national training survey.