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Former Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) scholar Dr Jenna Hussain has been awarded Foundation Doctor of the Year at this year’s Inspire Awards in recognition of her inspiring role in healthcare leadership and education.

Hosted by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the prestigious awards – now in its 70th year – celebrates the invaluable contribution of member volunteers and Faculty groups across the UK’s medical community. 

Jenna is currently working full-time as an oncology doctor in the Southwest having trained at Exeter Medical School and has thrived in her career. 

Jenna was nominated for this year’s Inspire Awards for her inspirational role in helping medical students and junior doctors, where she organised and chaired a GP conference at Buckfast abbey last November. She has also taken an active part with the faculty to help shape the future of medicine.

During her time with the HLA, was awarded a HLA Scholarship in 2019 and has worked extensively with the academy and is now the programme lead of the current Intermediate Level 1 programme displaying her skill set and innate leadership ability.

Over the last year, Jenna has further undertaken work as a Medics.Academy Fellow where she has made great developments in medical educational. She is also currently the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) alongside a PgCert in Clinical Management and Education.

Jenna commented: “Having worked incredibly hard for the last few years juggling clinical work with leadership and education, I feel honoured to be recognised by this award. The awards recognise the achievements of all doctors across the country, which is such a huge number, so it’s a really great opportunity to shine light on the amazing work being done by the truly inspiring doctors who are helping advance medicine, and hopefully it will inspire others.” 

Jenna has amassed a diverse portfolio spanning healthcare leadership and education since her time as a HLA Scholar. The HLA aims to nurture leadership and foster innovation in healthcare.

The programme was founded by Dr Johann Malawana in 2016 in response to demand from young clinicians and students to learn about leadership. The HLA aims to inspire and support healthcare students and professionals to change the world of healthcare through leadership, one small step at a time.

Speaking about Jenna’s success Dr Johann Malawana added: “The HLA is committed to developing Leaders in young clinicians. Jenna Hussain, one of our former HLA scholars in 2019, is an example of the great things our scholars achieve. Our community in The HLA are extremely proud to read of her remarkable achievements and no doubt we will continue to see her rise in the medical world.” 

The HLA is a certified member of Social Enterprises UK, and is commissioned by Health Education England North East and Health Education England South West. 

The HLA partners with Medics.Academy and through Medics.Academy its programme is accredited by the Medical School at the University of Central Lancashire. The HLA is also supported by University College London’s Academic Careers Office.

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