Southend ED doctor one of only two awarded Young Doctors Fellowship across Europe
27 November 2016
A doctor from Southend University Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is one of only two people from across the whole of Europe to be chosen to take part in a prestigious Young Doctors Fellowship.
Dr Dalip Kumar, from Southend Hospital, and Dr Heather Wieman
from Norway were selected for European Society for Emergency
Medicine Young Doctors Fellowships in non-invasive ventilation.
Their fellowships will take place at the Andrea Hospital
Vercelli, Italy, under the auspices of Professor Roberta Petrino,
president-elect of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Dr Kumar has excelled in his current role as a young ED
consultant and has excellent core knowledge of the ED clinical
curriculum and superb interpersonal skills both with staff and
Of his award, Dr Kumar said:"I was delighted to be recognised
for my work and to be one of only two to receive the Fellowship
from across the whole of Europe, it really shows how we are
improving and is also very much reflective of the support I receive
"Once the Fellowship is complete we'll be able to use that
knowledge gained to help provide even better patient care in
As well as taking the responsibility of the department lead for
clinical documents and guidelines Dr Kumar has also worked as a
team leader and developed innovative quality improvement projects
and clinical pathways for patient care in ED.
He is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor and enhanced GMC
appraiser for the hospital and ED trainee doctors. Dr Kumar has
received many awards and was recently granted the innovative fund
application for the Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctor
award by the Health Education East of England.