Kashmiri Doctor Wins RCPsych Award

Dr Shah Tarfarosh | File Photo

Srinagar- Dr Shah Tarfarosh, a medico from Kashmir currently working in England, has been awarded the RCPsych South Eastern Award for the year 2022 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The Royal College of Psychiatrist’s South Eastern division has declared Dr. Shah Tarfarosh as the winner of the Trainee Innovator category for the Year 2022. Doctor Shah is an Oxford University postgraduate currently working as the Specialist Registrar at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in England with an impressive track record.

Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, the RCPsych South Eastern declared the results on Thursday. “And the winner of Trainee Innovator of the Year 2022 is… @DrShahTarfarosh– a Specialist Registrar at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust @OxfordHealthNHS– a wonderful achievement. #RCPsychSEAwards.” while declaring the results, the prestigious psychiatry college had said in its official twitter account.

Dr Shah Tarfarosh was nominated for the “Trainee Innovator of the Year 2022” award along with two other nominees comprising Dr Alexander Patrick and Dr Emma New.

Notably, last year, Dr Shah Tarfarosh had developed impressive quality improvement projects, including animations showing real life experiences of children and families using services for neurodevelopmental conditions.

In October 2021, Dr Shah was interviewed by the BBC for his work on the Autism and ADHD animation project.

Pertinently, the Royal College of Psychiatry had also nominated Dr Shah Tarfarosh for four other awards including “Trainee peer of the year” and “Higher trainee of the year” besides being selected as Finalist for three awards.

While declaring the wonderful news on his twitter account, Dr Shah Tarfarosh wrote, “I am honoured & humbled to win the ‘Innovator of the year 2022 award’, besides being Nominated for 4 awards & selected as Finalist for 3 awards. Thanks to the family,friends,colleagues (esp. who nominated me),@OxfordHealthNHS,@rcpsychSE & our patients-who Motivate us to Innovate.”

It is pertinent to mention here that the Royal College of Psychiatrists is the biggest and one of the most prestigious foundations of mental health Doctors in the world. The RCPsych Awards mark the highest levels of achievement in psychiatry alongwith awards for medical students and foundation doctors.

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Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a special correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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