Award delight for Emilio
Award delight for Emilio
01 June 2013

A consultant psychiatrist at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has won a top award.
 
The Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) has presented its 2013 Associate Award to Dr Emilio Fernandez (pictured above).
 
MHRN supports research studies carried out in England with the help of people who use, and work within, NHS services.
 
Dr Fernandez said: “I am delighted to have been given this award. To have been nominated and awarded was a very nice surprise.
 
“I would like to thank everyone at MHRN for this fantastic honour.
 
“This isn’t just for me though, I would like to share it with all my colleagues for all their wonderful work and their incredible support.”
 
Dr Fernandez is lead clinician at CPFT’s Clozapine Clinics and holds his clinics in Cambridge and Huntingdon.
 
The clinics monitor and assess people with schizophrenia who are taking the medication, clozapine, to treat their condition.
 
Clozapine has been shown to be successful in the treatment of psychosis in some patients, but all those taking it require regular monitoring.
 
The medical teams at the clinics are involved in research locally and with other centres across the UK.
 
Dr Fernandez added: “This award will inspire us to continue our work looking at the treatment of people with schizophrenia and the effects of clozapine.
 
“I am proud of the service we provide and the research which has been done so far, and we will continue look for ways to improve patient safety and care.”
 
Dr Fernandez was also the winner of the Research, Innovation and Education Award in the recent CPFT Staff Awards.
 
For more information on CPFT’s Clozapine Clinics click here

Click here for more details about the MHRN.

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