Nominated for Paediatric Consultant Hero
Works at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
“I first met Dr Smith as a third year medical student and clearly remember doing a (probably quite poor) abdominal examination in front of her on the ward round. She was very kind then and has continued to be incredibly supportive and willing to teach over the ensuing years. In addition to this she is considered by the whole team to be an excellent clinician who combines a no nonsense attitude with obvious compassion and empathy for all her patients. She’s certainly my personal role model and I expect I’m not the only one.
Dr Smith consistently demonstrates excellence in her work with the children on our wards. She is always friendly and approachable. Her knowledge and dedication to the care of our diabetic patients and their families is an inspiration. Dr Smith is always keen to teach and makes sure she does it in a way that is understandable and relatable to all. she is very much loved member of the level 12 team.
Taking on the certainly unsung role of Service Line Director in one of the most challenging times facing us with COVID and upcoming departmental change. Thank you for stepping up and leading us.”