Top accolades for Trust’s trainee psychiatrists

Two of the Trust’s trainee psychiatrists have been recognised for their outstanding work and commitment to the profession.

Zoe Goff and Christiana Elisha-Aboh (pictured L-R) have been voted the Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber School of Psychiatry Core Trainee of the Year and Higher Trainee of the Year respectively.

Zoe, an ST4 in Old Age Psychiatry, who is currently working with the Trust’s Older People’s Community Mental Health Team at St Mary’s House, said: “I was grateful to be nominated and then voted HEE Yorkshire and Humber School of Psychiatry Core Trainee of the Year. It’s fantastic to have additional work and achievements that go alongside clinical work acknowledged.

“Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been a great place to work and complete my core training. This is particularly due to the excellent support from senior colleagues, opportunities to get involved in teaching (as LYPFT is a teaching trust) and the helpful improvement and knowledge service that assist in designing and implementing quality improvement projects.”

Christiana, an ST6 in our Liaison Psychiatry and CFS/ME services said: “I feel fortunate and honoured to have been nominated and voted the Yorkshire and Humber School of Psychiatry Higher Trainee of the Year, 2021. My gratitude cannot be adequately expressed.

“I would always cherish and most appreciate the sacrifices and support the Trust, my supervisors, colleagues, and family have so generously given me. Indeed, like Sir Newton said; “I had only seen further, by standing upon the shoulders of giants”.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent Trust for training and one that takes unique steps to support a diverse group of trainees in various ways. To you all, I say – thank you!”

Sharon Nightingale, Director of Medical Education at the Trust, added: “These accolades are so well deserved.

“Zoe truly is a fantastic ambassador for academic clinical fellows and core training in psychiatry in LYPFT and Christiana is exceptional in all good medical domains and an amazing role model.

“I couldn’t be prouder of them both, and all our trainees working within Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.”