Clinical skills teacher shortlisted for prestigious Bone Idol Award

Categories: School of Health and Society

Ahead of allied health professions (AHPs’) day on 14 October, we are delighted that a clinical skills teacher at the University of Salford has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the primary bone cancer community.

As part of The Bone Idols 2024, Sarah Kirkwood has been shortlisted for the Allied Health Professional of the Year Award.

The Bone Idols Awards were set-up by the Bone Cancer Research Trust in 2021 to celebrate those who show exceptional dedication to improving the lives of bone cancer patients. 

Dr Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information & Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said: “The Bone Cancer Research Trust developed the first award ceremony for the bone sarcoma community, with the aim to inspire a continuation of the excellence shown by professionals like Sarah to help educate the next generation of prosthetic designers.

Sarah is the exact type of unsung hero these awards are here to recognise. The difference that she makes through her work cannot be underestimated, and we are delighted that she has been nominated in this category.”

On hearing she had been shortlisted for the award, Sarah said: “I’m really humbled to be shortlisted! I’ve just been doing my job and I’m so pleased that I have made a difference, what more could you ask for as an AHP? I am grateful to be able to share my knowledge and experience with the students we are preparing for the NHS workforce.”

To mark the weekend of World Cancer Day, winners will be announced at an awards presentation evening on Saturday 3 February 2024 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

Attendees will be joined by fascinating guest speaker: broadcaster, scientist, and best-selling author Professor Alice Roberts. 

Fascinated by human biology and diseases of the bone, Professor Roberts is an accomplished speaker and presenter who is widely known for her appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team, BBC’s Coast, and Digging for Britain.

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