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- Dr Fergus Jepson, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust – winner
- Paula Phillips, South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust – highly commended
- Clare Edwards, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
- Dr Martin Farrier, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust
- Dr Suzanne Joels, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
- Dr Jac Livsey, The Christie Foundation Trust
- Dr Fiona Mason, St Andrew’s Healthcare
- Dr Richard Mejzner, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
- Dr Jim O’Donnell, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group
- Dr Vicky Pleydell, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group
- Professor Jo Smith, Worcestershire Health and Care Trust
Dr Fergus Jepson, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Clinical Leader of the Year
Judges said: He has led a remarkable transformation of a service into a world class example of excellent patient-centred care.
As leader of the trust’s Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre, Fergus has been the driving force in developing treatment and technology for people living with amputation and limb loss across the North West of England.
His desire to allow his patients to live as full and complete a life as possible, both physically and psychologically, is what makes him an outstanding clinical leader.
Fergus was the consultant on a national project to treat injured, non-combatants of the Libyan conflict, and he also trained junior Libyan doctors in rehabilitation.
More recently, he was fundamental in improving care for war veterans who have lost limbs or been injured during service.
After winning government funding to access the latest technology, he worked with the Veteran’s Prosthetic Panel and manufacturer Ottobock to prescribe the new Genium X3, an advanced prosthetic knee, and his patients were the first in the UK to be fitted with one.
From hosting Christmas parties for young patients and their families, to providing a new children’s playroom, Fergus consistently advances the quality and safety of care through innovation and improvement and his developments really make a difference to the lives of his patients.