A consultant cardiologist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received national recognition for his outstanding contribution to British cardiology.
Dr Jim Hall was awarded the prestigious Mackenzie Medal by the President of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Dr Sarah Clarke.
His citation read: “A born leader, Dr Hall has been key in establishing and expanding high quality cardiology services at South Tees NHS Trust with the Trust winning a Hospital Doctor of the year Award in 2007.
He has held several managerial roles including Associate Medical Director. Nationally he has made his mark in training, for cardiology trainees, as Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Physicians, London and Vice President for training at the BCS. He developed the national exam for the trainees (KBA).
His outstanding work has been picked up by the European Society of Cardiology where his expertise has significantly influenced the development of a European Exam for trainees. He now has a new role with the General Medical Council.”
Dr Clarke said: “Jim is held in the highest regard as a clinician, teacher, leader and friend. He has gained a national and international profile and the British Cardiovascular Society was delighted to recognize his outstanding contribution, particularly to training, by presenting him with the Mackenzie Medal for 2016.”
Dr Hall added “I feel honoured to receive this accolade from the BCS, the UK’s professional society for cardiology. To have such recognition from them is very special. It was great for my wife Jane and I to attend the President’s dinner for the award presentation.
“Throughout my career I have been lucky to have supportive colleagues at James Cook that have enabled me to achieve this success. This award should also be seen as a recognition of the importance that South Tees Trust places on helping doctors take on national roles outside the hospital for the benefit of the NHS as a whole.”