A NHS Tayside consultant has been recognised as the first recipient of a new national award.
Consultant physician Dr Tom Fardon was awarded the inaugural Scottish Thoracic Society (STS) Andrew Douglas Medal at the STS Annual Meeting in Glasgow.
The medal is awarded to a senior clinician or healthcare professional who has made a significant contribution to the society and respiratory medicine in Scotland. Criteria include leadership in a specialist area, national or international engagement, leadership in medical education, and/or research excellence.
Dr Fardon was recognised for his work with managed clinical networks in Scotland, as Chair of the Scottish National Advisory Group for Respiratory Medicine, as lead respiratory clinician for the Scottish Government Respiratory Improvement Plan and as part of a cross party working group on lung health.
He has also supported the STS for many years as a trainee representative, registrar, ordinary member and currently as secretary of council.
Congratulating Tom on his award, Deputy Operational Medical Director Professor Colin Fleming said, “In addition to all his national work, Tom is a great contributor to NHS Tayside and this award is very well deserved. It is a great honour for him and we are delighted that he has been recognised in this way.”