Professor Nicolaides received the award for Best Neonatal Specialist at last night’s Who Cares Wins Health awards, which celebrates staff who go beyond the call of duty to care for patients and make the NHS the treasure it is. The annual awards, now in their third year, were set up to allow readers to pay tribute to the selfless medics, researchers and volunteers who have touched – or in many cases – saved their lives.
This year, The Sun received a record number of nominations from readers keen to thank their health heroes, and amongst those, Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Fetal Medicine Specialist at King’s College Hospital received a nomination from Sherrie Sharp, the mother of baby Jaxson who he had performed keyhole surgery on, while still in the womb, in May this year. Coincidentally, Professor Nicolades had also treated Sherrie herself, giving her blood transfusions when she developed severe anaemia her mother’s womb. The full story is available on the website.
The judging panel – made up of TV doctor and NHS GP Dr Dawn Harper, Professor Chris Moran, the National Clinical Director for Trauma in England, and Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent shortlisted entries for the various categories. The winners of each category were announced at an award ceremony last night.