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Hospital doctors recognised at health awards

Lesley Kaye
Lesley Kaye

Congratulations to the award winning senior doctors at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals who recently swept the boards at a virtual awards event hosted by Health Education England.

Specialty and Associate Specialists, or SAS doctors, are a key part of the medical workforce. They provide high quality care for patients; crucial in a busy hospital. Find out more here.

The SAS 2020 Awards recognise work undertaken up to 24 February 2020.  Nominations were accepted from any clinical or non-clinical staff working with the individual they are nominating. More than 100 nominations were received from 17 NHS trusts across the North West of England.

Category Winner Highly Commended
Clinical Excellence Award Lesley Kaye


Vidyanathan Subramanian

Spinal injuries

Educator Award   Krishnan Gokul


Quality Improvement Award Jyontindra Nirmal

Spinal injuries



Innovation Award Anthony Asakpa

Community Paediatrician



CESR Achievement Award Peter Gledhill




Leadership Award   Chetan Sangani

Orthopaedic surgeon

Lifetime Achievement Award Vidyanathan Subramanian

Spinal injuries

Lesley Kaye



Trust Medical Director Terry Hankin was delighted: “This is a great result for our SAS doctors who are the backbone of medical workforce.

“The judges’ comments were exceptionally positive and I hope each of those commended feels rightly proud of the achievement.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to each of them, well done and thank you for everything you do.”

Dr. Lesley Kaye, Associate Medical Director for SAS Doctors adds: “Whilst it is wonderful to have been given this award it is important to remember that we all work as a team, and it is thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the staff that we are able to deliver such high quality care for all our patients.”


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