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03.04.2017

Professor Barry Cookson wins Royal College of Physicians’ Lifetime Achievement Award 2017



Professor Barry Cookson, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians’ Excellence in Patient Care Awards. Professor Cookson was presented with his award by RCP president Professor Jane Dacre at a dinner at Manchester Town Hall.

RCP registrar Dr Andrew Goddard (chair of selection panel) said:

What impressed us about Professor Cookson’s career was that his achievements include so many things that we now take for granted such as the importance of MRSA carriage, quality control in microbiology, healthcare-associated infections and hand hygiene. His name is not as well recognised as it should be among his fellow physicians and we hope that this award will change that.

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