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Trainee ophthalmologist is named one of HSJ’s “Rising Stars”

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Reshma Thampy, a trainee ophthalmologist at the Eye Hospital has been named as one of the Health Service Journal's "Rising Stars" at this year's awards.rising stars

The HSJ panel reviewed the list and added their suggestions before deciding on the final 25 nominees at a judging evening held in early December at the HSJ offices. Judges considered factors including:

  • Impact: how great an impact has the individual had?
  • Change: to what extent is the individual changing traditional attitudes or conventional approaches?
  • Progression: to what extent has the individual shown commitment to continually progressing his or her own career within healthcare?
  • Leadership: is the individual supporting other younger people to progress within healthcare?

The HSJ submission stated: "Ms Thampy is said to have shown exceptional leadership qualities covering very diverse areas. These have included improving the interface between consultant trainers and trainees experiencing difficulty in training; the understanding and working relations between the two groups have become better as a result.

"Ms Thampy led a trust-wide review of venous thromboembolism assessment. Her survey of attitudes to VTE assessment revealed the root cause of poor uptake and resulted in a review of policy and implementation across the trust.

"She is the first ophthalmologist to achieve a place on the medical leadership programme, and has received a Nationa l Institute for Health and Care Excellence scholarship to examine barriers to implementation of NICE guidance in the glaucoma pathway.

"Ms Thampy raised national awareness of dog bite injuries in children as a flag for initiating child protection measures. She has mentored junior colleagues and is said to have a natural flair for supportive leadership, communication and identifying an issue with the ability to deliver a solution. It is believed she is highly likely to become an influential leader in the future."