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Emergency Medicine consultant honoured by BMA

Friday 28 July 2017

PROFESSOR Andrew Rowland, a key clinical partner in children's medicine and wellbeing, has been honoured by the British Medical Association (BMA).

He has been awarded the prestigious Association Medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the BMA for over 16 years and his contribution to medicine.

Andrew,  a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and visiting professor, said: “I am really pleased that the award makes reference to both work on terms and conditions of service as well as work to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people. I work as a member of a great team at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford University and we continue to undertake innovative projects with children and young people to see how professionals can make the services we offer to them more acceptable and more effective.”

Within the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Prof Rowland was Local Negotiating Committee chair and is now Deputy Medical Director. He was awarded an honorary professorship in 2015 for his work into child advocacy and safeguarding which is recognised locally and nationally.

Tony Long. Professor of Child & Family Health in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, paid tribute to Andrew: “We work closely together on research projects and initiatives to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. These are often the most vulnerable people in society and researching with them requires a supportive, enabling and sensitive approach which mirrors the clinical team’s practice.

“The University is immensely proud of Professor Rowland and values his contribution highly.”