Royal College seal of approval for CUH obstetrician

12 December 2017
A consultant obstetrician at Cambridge University Hospitals has received recognition from her professional body for the high levels of support and education she provides trainee doctors.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists awarded Dr Charlotte Patient a highly commended runner-up in the National Trainer of the Year award.

Dr Charlotte PatientAmong the feedback the Royal College received from trainees on Dr Patient was that she is, ”approachable”, “supportive” and that she had a “profound, positive effect upon their training.”

Dr Patient said: “I’m very humbled to receive this award and to hear I have had a positive influence on trainees’ development.

“I love working with trainees and it’s important as a renowned teaching hospital that we continue to maintain high standards of education.”

Medical Director Dr Ashley Shaw said: “Charlotte is a great credit to CUH and this recognition from her Royal College is well deserved.”

Dr Patient has been a consultant at the Rosie since 2003. As well as her teaching commitments as a college tutor, Dr Patient’s primary focus is on women with underlying health conditions who become pregnant. This could be women with diabetes, renal or cardiac disease (vasculitis), or infectious diseases such as HIV.

Dr Patient commented: “Helping treat a mother with a complex underlying problems who may have quite a lot of risks when pregnant, and helping them have a baby, is very rewarding for me.

“Managing to keep these women healthy and well during pregnancy is particularly satisfying.”