A surgeon practising at Spire Hartswood Hospital has been awarded the 2013 Silver Scalpel Award. Mr Clive Hepworth, consultant general and colorectal surgeon, received the award from the ASiT (Association of Surgeons in Training), a professional body and educational charity working to promote excellence in surgical training across all ten surgical specialties in the UK.
This award recognises consultant surgeons who play a vital role in surgical training, demonstrating commitment and leadership, and promoting the highest standards throughout.
AsiT has said ““The Silver Scalpel Award has played a vital part in recognising trainers going the extra mile... The winner will consistently and repeatedly demonstrate an outstanding ability to teach and train.”
Mr Hepworth was nominated by colleagues and trainee surgeons at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is the second surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital to win the national award, following in the footsteps of Mr David Khoo, consultant general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon, who won in 2009.