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Consultant microbiologist from local NHS trust to receive prestigious award

Posted: 20 May 2019

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Prema Singh, a consultant microbiologist at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is set to receive a prestigious award, in recognition for the significant contribution she has made to microbiology.

The award, known as the ‘RCPath excellence award’, will be presented at a ceremony at the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) at the annual council dinner on 12 June in London and will be presented by Professor Jo Martin, the Royal College President amidst distinguished guests.

Dr Singh’s work has been on developing and maintaining high standards in all matters relevant to the practice of microbiology and in promoting excellence in training and education to deliver the best patient care in the field of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection in line with the Royal College of Pathologists strategy.

Dr Prema Singh, consultant microbiologist at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“This is fantastic and I am absolutely thrilled and I feel extremely honoured to receive this award. This has to be one of the proudest moments in my career. I feel very privileged to be doing what I do and to have worked with a fabulous team locally and nationally in making best patient care our focus.”


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