A&E con­sul­tant is a ‘ris­ing star’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CLIN­I­CIAN at Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal has been recog­nised as one of the NHS’s ‘ris­ing stars’.

Nick Jenk­ins, who is on se­cond­ment with Hilling­don Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, which runs the hos­pi­tal in Pield Heath Road, was one of 25 clin­i­cal and non-clin­i­cal staff cho­sen by a panel of health ex­perts. The judges de­scribed him as ‘ex­tremely hum­ble and com­mit­ted to good care’.

“It was a great sur­prise,” said the A&E con­sul­tant. “One of my key projects is en­cour­ag­ing greater use of physi­cian as­so­ciates (PAs) in the UK, who are trained pro­fes­sion­als who work with doc­tors in the di­ag­no­sis and man­age­ment of pa­tients,” he added.

The pro­gramme aims to re­cruit 200 ex­pe­ri­enced PAs from the US as part of a two-year se­cond­ment, as well as nur­ture a new gen­er­a­tion of UK PAs.

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