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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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Professor Peter Brennan wins national award for outstanding work

Date: 21 February 2020

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Congratulations to Peter Brennan, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who has been awarded a Gold Clinical Excellence Award (CEA)for his outstanding work and going above and beyond for his patients.

The CEA  recognises and rewards NHS consultants and GPs in England and Wales who perform over and above the standard expected of their role. The awards are given for quality and excellence, acknowledging exceptional personal contributions.

This year there were only 30 new Gold CEA winners nationally, of which Peter was one. He describes his achievement as “inspirational for both Portsmouth and the NHS” and says that he is “driven by excellence”. Peter says: “I want to ensure that I am giving our patients the best possible high quality service, and receiving this award alongside my high patient satisfaction rates show that I am achieving that.”

Peter Brennan, editor of Gray’s Surgical Anatomy book, won a Silver award five years ago. Nominees are only able to apply for an award every five years and must show new evidence each time to be successful in achieving a new award or being successful in be reapplying for the existing level. Peter says he’s already started gathering new evidence for the renewal period in five years’ time.

The Professor, who also works alongside British Airways on patient safety, describes the award as being “fiercely competitive”. 

Remarkably, he said that the application took him around nine months on and off to write due to the strict constraints the application required whilst trying to fit in as much evidence in that he could.

Peter said that his approach involves “treating every patient as if they were a member of my own family”. Congratulations Peter #AlwaysImproving

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