Our Cardiac Surgical Team has been short-listed for a prestigious British Medical Journal award.

The team has been short-listed in the Clinical Leadership Team of the Year category for their management of aortic aneurysm and aortic valve disease.

The awards recognise the work of healthcare teams across the country. This year, there were more than 350 entries across the 15 different categories.

The Clinical Leadership Team of the Year category ‘recognises a team that exemplifies the qualities of clinical leadership, requiring ideas and enthusiasm and often by doing things differently’.

We run one of the largest aortic surgery services in the country at St George’s, with patients cared for by a multi-disciplinary team – including cardiac surgeons, anaesthetists, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and a wide range of other healthcare professionals.

As part of the judging process, our team will need to present to a judging panel, who will make a final decision on the winner. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 10 May.

Marjan Jahangiri, Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Trust, said: “This is fantastic news for our staff, and the patients we treat. We have worked as a team to develop a high quality service for aortic disease patients at St George’s – so this nomination is external recognition for the huge efforts everyone has put in.”

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive, said: “Well done to the team, who have demonstrated their commitment to providing Outstanding Care, Every Time for our patients. Awards nominations like this are very difficult to come by, so the fact we are in the running for such a top award is a real credit to everyone involved.”