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BMJ Awards 2016 honour doctor behind “Hello, my name is” campaign

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2478
See the winners' brochure of the BMJ Awards 2016.
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Kate Granger, a doctor and the founder of the successful “Hello, my name is” campaign, which encourages medical staff to introduce themselves to patients, won a Special Achievement Award at The BMJ Awards 2016 in London on 5 May.

Granger, a consultant in geriatric medicine at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, whose experiences as a patient with cancer led to the campaign, was the first recipient of this one-off award. Her campaign now has 42 000 Twitter followers globally.

Granger was joined by doctors and teams who have excelled in their fields, such as anaesthesia, diabetes, cancer care, cardiology, clinical leadership, dermatology, and gastroenterology.

Competition for this year’s BMJ Awards, now in their eighth …

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