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Whitehaven consultant receives accolade from school of medicine

Posted on Monday 17th October 2016
Whitehaven consultant receives accolade from school of medicine

North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust’s associate medical director and consultant physician, Dr Olu Orugun, based at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, has been congratulated on a number of prestigious achievements including an honorary title.

Dr Orugun, who specialises in stroke and geriatric medicine, has been made an Honorary Clinical Professor within the School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Dr Orugun will be proactively engaged with the school in supporting the delivery of its teaching and research agenda. Dr Orugun is also heavily involved in the Trust’s ongoing partnership with UCLan following the creation of the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre (WCMEC) in Whitehaven. WCMEC aims to combine academic facilities at the campus with clinical facilities at West Cumberland Hospital which are located just a mile apart. The hospital welcomed the first students from UCLan in June 2016 with a number of courses and training opportunities set to begin over the coming year.

Dr Orugun has also been invited to join a National Quality Improvement Initiative called ‘Q’. Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement, bringing people together as an improvement community who are sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better. He will be joining 445 others skilled in improvement including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers, policymakers and others.

Dr Orugun said: “I’m thrilled at the Honorary Clinical Professor appointment and also at the opportunity to join the innovative ‘Q’ initiative. I’d like to thank the Trust for their continued support and encouragement to my development.”

Stephen Eames, chief executive, said: “This is brilliant news for Dr Orugun, who is a highly respected member of staff and thoroughly deserves these aspirational achievements. We are absolutely committed to the continued support of staff professional development and I’d like to extend my congratulations to Olu.”