Trauma surgeon wins military award

A trauma surgeon from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has won a military award for his work in Afghanistan.

Surgeon Commander Mansoor Khan was part of the Operation Herrick 19 unit who won the “healthcare for/ by the deployed force” award at the 2014 Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards. They were nominated for the award for their work with military medical teams in Afghanistan.

Mansoor who is a trauma surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital Major Trauma Centre, worked with teams from the Afghanistan military service, spending four months mentoring and training their staff on providing the best treatment for trauma casualties.

On winning the award, Surg Cdr Mansoor Khan said:

“I am exceptionally proud to have won this award.  Working with the teams in Afghanistan was a life changing experience; not only does it improve the healthcare provided by the Afghan military teams it has also enhanced my own knowledge and skills.”

Ruth Dixon del Tufo, Head of Trauma Services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said:

“Mansoor’s time training the military teams in Afghanistan will mean our patients benefit from a trauma surgeon who has worked and trained others in some very difficult conditions. We are very proud of Mansoor’s achievement and wish him many congratulations.”

The Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards recognise people who provide the armed forces with the very best in health and social care.