News posted 12 July, 2022

Seven outstanding MFT clinicians and researchers named MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs 2022

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Seven Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), Consultants, are among 16 outstanding individuals announced by Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, as Honorary Clinical Chairs for 2022.

The MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs are awarded on an annual basis by The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Promotions Committee. They are awarded to individuals from across Greater Manchester who have made a major contribution to their clinical specialty, including excellence in research and education. There are now 86 MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs.

As an Academic Health Science Centre, MAHSC is designated by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Research for demonstrating excellence in health research, heath education and patient care. In April 2020, MAHSC was designated for a further five years until 2025 in recognition of the exceptional and world-leading health research partnership between the Greater Manchester’s NHS and academic organisations.

It brings together The University of Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation TrustNorthern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, and the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver innovation through research domains aligned to Greater Manchester’s areas of research strength and population needs.

Professor Peter Clayton, Health Innovation Manchester’s Chief Academic Officer, said: “My congratulations go to our 16 new MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs on their appointment. Each new MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair has made outstanding contributions within their field that exemplify the values of an Academic Health Science Centre: exceptional health and care research, education and patient care.”

MFT’s new MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs for 2022 are:

  • Sujesh Bansal, Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Iain Lawrie, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Stephen Playfor, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
  • Clare Tower, Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Raimondo Maximilian Cervellione, Consultant Paediatric Urologist
  • Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
  • John Lear, Consultant Dermatologist

Professor Rick Body, Group Director for Research and Innovation at MFT, said: “It is wonderful news to see the sustained hard work of so many dedicated MFT staff being recognised through the prestigious awards of honorary MAHSC chairs. This is testament to the breadth and quality of the ground-breaking work to improve health and care at MFT. I would like to congratulate all the award holders.”