IPEM members swept the board at the annual Chief Scientific Officer’s Healthcare Science Awards – including winning the Healthcare Scientist of the Year.
Dr Ranald Mackay was named as the Healthcare Scientist of the Year, and six other members of the Institute won awards at the presentation evening, at which Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, was guest of honour.
In accepting the award, Dr Mackay, an IPEM Fellow and Director Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, said he was ‘surprised and touched’ to win.
He was one of a number of IPEM members who won awards at the Chief Scientific Officer’s Healthcare Science Awards 2018, which recognise and celebrate the contribution of healthcare scientists to the NHS and healthcare.
Dr Keith Ison OBE, a former IPEM President, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Last year’s Healthcare Scientist of the Year, Professor Paul White, an IPEM Fellow and Head of Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won the Excellence in Research award.
Dr Jonathan Ashmore, of Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, and Dr Cormac McGrath, lead MRI Clinical Scientist for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service, won the Innovation in Healthcare Delivery award. This was for the app they developed to help children who are scared and anxious about having an MRI scan by creating a 360° virtual reality video of the entire MRI journey, from arriving at the department to undergoing the scan itself.
Dr Keith Langmack, a Fellow of the Institute and Head of Radiotherapy Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, won the Equality and Diversity in Leadership award.
Dr Daniel Clark, who is Head of Clinical Engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, was presented with the Developing Partnerships to Improve Outcomes award.
Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM President, who was at the awards ceremony, said: ‘Huge congratulations go to everyone who won an award.
‘It is fantastic that we have so many talented and dedicated members who are not only a credit to themselves and their profession but who will also inspire others to strive to be the best.’
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