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Trust Doctor wins Royal College of Psychiatrists Award

A C&I Specialist Doctor, Alex Kitromilides, has been named as “Associate Specialist of the Year 2016” in annual awards run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
The awards mark the highest level of achievement within psychiatry, and are designed to recognise and reward excellent practice in the field of mental health.Alex Kitromilides
Dr Kitromilides has been working with the North Camden Crisis Team for five years and has taken a lead on achieving accreditation with HTAS (RCPsych Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme).
He trained in medicine at King’s College London, completed the UCL/The Royal Free training rotation in Psychiatry before completing his CCT in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre, London.
Dr Kitromilides was presented the award by Dr Adrian James, Registrar of the College, at The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ London office on 8 November.
Commenting on Dr Kitromilides’ win, RCPsych judges said:
“Specialty Doctors are essential components of service provision, providing a major share of the medical input in many teams. Dr Kitromilides has demonstrated advanced clinical skills as well as excelling in service development, teaching, research and leadership.
“Dr Kitromilides is an extremely worthy winner of this award. He works as a specialty doctor at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, where he is described by colleagues as an outstanding doctor with an unwavering commitment to working with his team to ensure patients are always put first and that excellent care is delivered.
“He is a particularly well respected medical educator at various levels within the Trust and has a strong record of multi-disciplinary working and liaison with local GP surgeries. He was instrumental in helping his team achieve accreditation by the Home Treatment Accreditation service at the Royal College and has provided valuable input into visiting other services as part of the scheme.”
There are 17 categories in the RCPsych Awards in 2016:
  • Medical Student of the Year
  • Foundation Doctor of the Year
  • Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year
  • Higher Psychiatric Trainee of the Year
  • Service User/Patient Contributor of the Year
  • Carer Contributor of the Year
  • Psychiatric Communicator of the Year
  • Psychiatric Trainer of the Year
  • Academic Researcher of the Year
  • Speciality Doctor/Associate Specialist of the Year
  • Psychiatric of the Year
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Children and adolescents
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Working-age adults
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Older-age adults
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Non-age specific
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Learning disability
  • Psychiatric Team of the Year: Outstanding contribution to sustainability
Nominations for the RCPsych Awards 2017 will open in February.

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