Northern Health Trust recently welcomed its first ADEPT Fellow (Achieve Develop Explore Programme for Trainees). This fellowship offers senior doctors an opportunity to take 1 year to develop organisational and leadership skills. During their time, they undertake projects, complete formal leadership training and are provided with opportunities to network and learn with healthcare colleagues.

Therese McCartney, a Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology has been appointed to the NHSCT. During her year, she will work with Medical Education and MOIC on addressing the WHO Challenge: Medication Without Harm. Therese will be focusing specifically on anti-microbial stewardship and on safer prescribing.

Therese has also been awarded a NICE scholarship for 2021-2022, during which time she hopes to develop a programme of post-graduate teaching for doctors in the Medical Specialties with the intention of refreshing trainees’ current medical knowledge and updating them on the latest NICE guidelines. Therese hopes these two projects will harmonise to improve both patient safety and post-graduate medical training.