Medical director in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country scoops two major HSJ awards

NHS England in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country is celebrating a double success after Medical Director Dr Kiran Patel scoops not one but two major awards that recognise his outstanding medical achievements.

Dr Patel has been named as one of the Top 100 Clinical Leaders in the country and also, has made the Top 50 on the BME (Black, Minority Ethnic) Pioneers list for his contribution to healthcare.

It’s an excellent achievement for Dr Patel who was appointed as the Area Team’s Medical Director in February this year.

As well continuing to practice as a consultant cardiologist at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Patel is also the Chair of the South Asian Health Foundation, his contribution to which helped ensure his recognition as a leading figure in ethnic minority communities.

Wendy Saviour, Area Director for NHS England (Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country) said: “It is an honour to have someone of Kiran’s calibre to work alongside us in the Area Team.

“Kiran has a passion for being the best he can be for himself and the patients who benefit from his dedication to high-quality healthcare.

“I believe awards such as these help to inspire clinicians and other healthcare professionals to look at how they can improve and transform services with the aim of providing high-quality patient care.”

The HSJ Pioneers list celebrates the successes of medical professionals who work tirelessly to make a difference and who have an approach to work life that goes over and above the call of duty.

Speaking on his achievements, Dr Patel said: “I consider it a privilege to be recognised for just one award, but to win two is an incredible and an amazing honour for which I am very proud.

“Like many people, I go to work every day to do what I can and to make a difference. As I go along this journey, I hope to inspire as many people as possible and encourage them to reach their full potential.”