Sheffield doctor scoops national award

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A Sheffield gastroenterologist who spearheaded initiatives to improve patient care and develop opportunities for women and young doctors, has been recognised with a national award.

Dr Alenka Brooks, a specialist registrar at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was named Young Gastroenterologist of the Year 2015, by the British Society of Gastroenterologists.

Her achievements include winning funding for vital projects and reducing surgery waiting times.