The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust’s Consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine Dr Deepak Ravindran has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Federation of Awarding Bodies’ (FAB) awards. Deepak is a finalist in the FAB learner of the year category recognising his outstanding achievement as an individual learner.
Deepak is currently completing his Honor’s degree in Applied Management at Henley Business School(HBS) which is part of the University of Reading, and is due to complete his training early next year. The Henley Business School has partnered with Chartered Managers Institute (CMI) as the awarding organsiation to offer this dual degree apprenticeship. The FAB Awards recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the past year and its learners.
Tom Bewick, FAB Chief Executive, said “This year we received an abundance of excellent nominations for the FAB Awards, all of which were of a very high standard and demonstrated the commitment of our members to learners and the sector. I am immensely proud of how our industry has risen to the challenges of the last two years and I have heard and seen so many examples of excellence demonstrated by individuals and teams pulling together to support one another as well as centres, employers and of course learners.
Dr Deepak Ravindran, who is also the author of the book Pain Free Mindset and the Lead for the Berkshire Long Covid service, said: “Within the NHS lifelong learning is a fact of life in order to keep up to date with the latest clinical findings and to promote education and research. The CMI/Henley apprenticeship has now helped me to become a systems thinker and understand population health and the economics of heathcare and apply that for the benefit of my organisation and my department. I am delighted and honoured to be nominated, and subsequently shortlisted for this prestigious award”.
Allison Jay, Head of Awarding Body and Compliance, from the Chartered Management Institute said: “Deepak’s nomination very much showcases all the excellent work NHS staff have done over the last 18 months. Throughout the pandemic NHS staff have continued with their professional development, despite all the other pressures they have faced. Their commitment to learning and development is remarkable and continues to benefit both them and the wider NHS through great leadership and management”.