Lincoln junior doctor wins national award for excellence in looking after children

A Lincoln junior doctor has been rewarded for his “great compassion and professionalism” by winning a national award for his work looking after children.

Dr Chris Kingsnorth from Lincoln County Hospital won the Best Junior Trainee at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Annual Conference.

Dr Kingsnorth was recognised for his excellence in paediatric training where he beat fellow doctors from across the country to win the accolade.

The nationwide award recognises doctors who go the extra mile for young patients and fellow colleagues.

Dr Kingsnorth said: “I feel very honoured to receive this award from the RCPCH.

“I am proud to be part of a speciality which recognises the important contribution made by its junior doctors and grateful for the opportunity to represent the East Midlands.

“I would like to thank all of my junior, consultant and nursing colleagues for their guidance and support during my training so far, in particular the team at Lincoln County Hospital who nominated me for this award.”

Dr Donna Traves, who nominated Dr Kingsnorth for the award, said: “Chris shows great compassion and professionalism while looking after children which is why we were so happy to nominate him for the award.

“He is directly responsible for many new initiatives in the department, such as his introduction of a podcast series for important clinical procedures, which have led to improved training for staff and patient care.”