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Top Renal Specialist awarded an OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT), Dr Emma Vaux, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’ Birthday Honours 2021.

This prestigious award is in recognition of Emma’s services to medical education which she has successfully delivered to aspiring junior doctors whilst being the full time Clinical Lead of the Berkshire Kidney Unit, Clinical Director of Integrated Medicine, and Medical Associate Director for Patient Safety at the RBFT.

In addition to the ‘day job’, Emma is the immediate past Senior Censor and Vice President (education & training) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and is currently RCP Chief Examiner and part of RCP Education clinical faculty. She is co-Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Joint Academy Training Forum. Emma is also a Generation Q Fellow with The Health Foundation and a founding Q member, and member of the HEE Sustainability in Quality Improvement Education Advisory Group.

Emma, who lives in Reading with her husband, Phillip, and two children (Abbey 19 and Henry 15) has been a Consultant Nephrologist at the RBFT since 2003 said:

“Such an unexpected and huge honour for which I am very thankful and which importantly puts the spotlight on, and acknowledges, the importance of education and training at the heart of how we work and learn. It is a big shout out to all those who also work so hard in this area to make a difference and who I have been fortunate to work alongside.”

CEO, Steve McManus said: “This award recognises the huge contribution that Emma has made in providing treatment and care to patients with highly complex needs at the RBFT, in addition to her commitment to first class medical education to the next generation of doctors coming through the system. I speak for the whole Trust Board and colleagues when I say we are immensely proud of Emma and extend our congratulation to her on receipt of her OBE.”

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