Professor Barry Cookson wins Royal College of Physiciansâ€™ Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
Professor Barry Cookson, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Royal College of Physiciansâ€™ 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 Cooksonâ€™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.