On Tuesday, June 21st 2022, The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust hosted its annual awards ceremony to honour its outstanding staff members with the Extraordinary People Awards ceremony. An independent judging panel selected 68 finalists from a shortlist of more than 400 nominations. The awards recognize the extraordinary contribution made by staff and volunteers in 11 distinct categories.
Dr Jack Harding was nominated by a colleague for the Extraordinary People Award and won the award for Excellent Values and Behaviours.
“It was very humbling, the nomination itself was wonderful to read, and it was lovely to see everyone else being nominated for awards for their genuine hard work and willingness to help. I remember reading the nomination and thinking wow, that’s exactly the sort of doctor I was trying to be! I think too often people can put a lot of time and effort into their work and their daily life, doing that little bit extra to try and help the team and it often goes unnoticed”Dr Jack Harding
Dr Harding, Director of Programmes at Medics Academy, oversees all of the programmes at Medics.Academy.
Dr Harding attended Imperial College London and is presently a GP Trainee in Paediatrics at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation. Dr Harding has been working at the Royal Devon for the last four years. particularly enjoys working at the hospital as it is a well-supported and positive working environment. He has been appointed as an Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Central Lancashire and has previously been a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter. He completed his postgraduate certificate in medical education at the University of Exeter.
Dr Harding goes the extra mile to ensure that he has a positive impact on other doctors, the wider healthcare team, and patients. In particular, he has spent a lot of time helping international Medical Graduates get settled into and acquainted with the NHS and the hospital system.
“I always feel like I’ve had a better day if I can work with my colleagues and ensure they’ve had a good day too. There are so many things going on during a normal shift within the wider healthcare professional team that you can have a positive impact on, and I always think if I can put in that extra 5% I’ll leave the ward, and its staff, in a better position than when I started. However, that extra effort does add up, particularly during the last two very difficult years in healthcare and life in general, so it’s nice to be recognised and valued for that additional contribution.”Dr Jack Harding
CEO of Medics.Academy Dr. Johann Malawana commented:
“The Medics.Academy team are incredibly proud of Jack. He is a real asset to the NHS and we look forward to supporting him to continue making a positive impact in healthcare.”