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Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is celebrating after being shortlisted for two Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards.

Dr Muhammad Gul, Director of Medical Education for the Trust is a finalist in the Psychiatric Educator of the Year Award. Dr Gul is a committed educator who has made significant contributions at local, regional and international level.  He has made an enormous contribution to improving the trainee experience within MPFT and has helped to raise the psychiatry profile amongst medical students and foundation trainees.

The Telford & Wrekin Community Mental Health Service have been shortlisted for the Psychiatric Team of the Year: Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability/Green Care Award.

This nomination is for their outstanding work focusing on streamlining the prescription request and collection process for their psychosis clinics, and the entire clinic end to end process. By reducing travel and transitioning from paper-based to electronic processes, there has been a positive impact on the team’s carbon footprint, while costs associated with wasted medicines have fallen. The improvements enabled staff to dedicate more time to meaningful interactions with patients and respond promptly to those in need. This has led to quicker and easier access to support for other patients requiring assistance.

Abid Khan, MPFT Medical Director said: "We're immensely proud of both the nominations and want to say a huge congratulations to Dr Gul and the Telford and Wrekin Mental Health Team. Dr Gul's passion and innovative teachings have inspired many, and the Telford and Wrekin Mental Health Team's work around streamlining prescription requests and the entire clinic end to end process shows their dedication to patients and our commitment to sustainability. Well done to both.”

The winners will be announced at the RCPsych Awards ceremony on 8 November.