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Award and Bursary winners

 

Hilda Mears Award winner 2017 - Di Leal

Operation Smile is a worldwide childrens medical charity. The Volunteer Award welcomed Di Leal to join the Operation Smile project to volunteer in the South West of Cambodia. Operation Smile provides free surgery for children with facial deformities such as cleft lips, cleft palates, facial tumours and burns. Di frequently travels to South and Central America, South East Asia and Africa to help Operation Smile. Read about her experience here.

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Volunteer Award winner 2015 - Annette Middleton

The purpose of the Volunteer Award is to assist AfPP members to share their knowledge and skills with other volunteer organisations that directly influence patient care in overseas countries where healthcare is not easily available. Annette Middleton used the Volunteer Award to visit Gujrat, Pakistan to help very poor, underprivelged and medically vunerable young patients through the Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal (OPSA). Read about her experience here.

 

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Volunteer Award winner 2012 - Irena Mazur

The Volunteer Award allowed Irena Mazur to join the Operation Smile project to volunteer in Asuncion, Paraguay. Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity that provides free surgery for children with facial deformities such as cleft lips, cleft palates, facial tumours and burns. Read about her experience here.

 

Volunteer Award winner 2012 - Yasmin Sessay

Mercy Ships is a global charity whose mission is to provide free surgery and medical care to some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. They work with local communities to improve health care and provide a variety of training opportunities for medical professionals (surgeons, nurses, administrators, and community health workers). In 2012 the Africa Mercy docked in Conakry, Guinea and the Volunteer Award allowed Yasmin Sessay to join them for two weeks. Read about her experience here.                                                                 

 

Practitioner of the Year Award winner 2015 - Minija Joseph

Minija Joseph was the winner of the Practitioner of the Year Award 2015. Minija is a Clinical Coordinator in the Cardiac Theatres at King's College, London and was nominated by the Cardiothoracic Theatre Team. Read her nomination here.

 

Education and Research Fellowship Fund winner 2015 - Sharon Ann Bates

Sharon Ann Bates was the winner of the Education and Research Fellowship Fund 2015. Sharon is an Operating Department Practitioner and 3rd year professional doctorate student at Sheffield Hallam University. Sharon was awarded £2000 over a three year period, to contribute to tuition fees. Read more here.

Novice Writer Award winner 2016 - Debora Almeida

Read 2016’s winning article 'Awake and unable to move: 'What can perioperative practitioners do to avoid accidental awareness under general anaesthesia?' Written by Debora Almeida. 

Novice Writer Award winner 2015 - Emma Goodhall

Read 2015’s winning article ‘Transfusion associated circulatory overload: a critical incident’. Written by Emma Goodhall, 2nd Year Operating Department Practitioner Student, Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Novice Writer Award winner 2014 - Kerry MacGregor

Read 2014’s winning article ‘A waking nightmare – how can we avoid accidental awareness during general anaesthetic’. Written by Kerry MacGregor, Student ODP, Bournemouth University.

Nurse and Practitioner Educational Trust Fund winner 2015 - Jenny Beesley

Jenny Beesley, Anaesthetic & Recovery Practitioner, Yeovil District Hospital was the winner of the Nurse and Practitioner Educational Trust Fund 2015 and used the bursary to attend AfPP's Summer Residential.

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