Dr Stuart Weatherby Consultant Neurologist, has become the latest member of the Headache Clinic team at Derriford Hospital to receive national recognition for his work.
Dr Weatherby was nominated by a patient for the annual ‘Migraine Healthcare Awards’ and won the “Best Healthcare Professional” category. Joanna Hamilton-Colclough, the Director of Migraine Action, said: “It is important to recognise the huge difference that healthcare professionals like Dr Weatherby can make to people with migraine. Without the right support migraine can have an immense impact on a person’s personal and professional life.”
Collecting his award Dr Weatherby, who has led the headache clinic at the hospital since 2004, said: “I am delighted to have been nominated for the award and to know that the team and I have made such a difference. I feel very fortunate to work with such a talented group of people.”
The award is the latest in a growing collection of accolades given to members of the Headache Clinic team at Derriford Hospital.
Drs Stuart Weatherby, Sarah Kenyon and Rupert Noad have developed a migraine self-management programme. Last year their Plymouth University trainees, Helen Brown and Craig Newman, won an international award from the Anglo-Dutch migraine association for this work.
In August Alison Harris, the specialist pharmacist in the headache clinic, won the UK Clinical Pharmacist Pain 2011 award for her delivery of clinical care in the Headache Service. Alison will collect her award at the UK Clinical Pharmacy national meeting in November.