THE dedication, compassion and skill of junior doctors s will be celebrated during the first staging of an awards scheme

The Junior Doctor Awards will give patients and their relatives, as well as colleagues, the opportunity to show how much they appreciate outstanding junior doctors working for Hampshire Hospitals by nominating them for a special award.

Doctors who are eligible for the awards deliver care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s three hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester.

Angus Sutherland, chief registrar at Hampshire Hospitals, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Junior Doctor Awards. We really want to hear from people who feel that doctors working for our Trust have provided exceptional, compassionate care or gone above and beyond to help their patients.

“The awards are held specifically to celebrate the contribution that trainee doctors make to their patients. They also provide an opportunity for patients and colleagues to thank doctors who have made a difference to them by going beyond the call of duty.”

Dr Andrew Bishop, chief medical officer, added: “These awards will recognise the outstanding treatment and care provided by junior doctors, who play a vital role across the Trust.

“I know that many of them regularly go above and beyond for their patients and colleagues. I’m looking forward to hearing what I’m sure will be some amazing stories at the ceremony.”

The winners will be announced during a ceremony taking place at The Ark, at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, in May, with a total of 10 awards up for grabs.

Submit your nominations until April 30 at

Everyone who makes a nomination will be entered in to a prize draw to win £100 of John Lewis vouchers