Dermatology lead receives ultimate accolade for services to the specialty

Nick Levell receives BAD award

Professor Nick Levell, the clinician leading GIRFT’s dermatology workstream, has been honoured by his professional association for his outstanding service to the speciality.

Professor Levell was awarded the prestigious Sir Archibald Gray Medal at the 2021 British Association of Dermatologists’ (BAD) annual meeting, by the president Dr Tanya Bleiker. Named after the founder of the BAD, the medal is awarded as the association’s ultimate accolade for services to dermatology.

A consultant dermatologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Levell was appointed to the GIRFT programme in 2017. He is a past-president of the BAD and chairs the association’s therapy and guidelines committee.

As a GIRFT clinical lead he has conducted meetings with more than 80 dermatology teams across England as part of a national review of services. His forthcoming national report, due to be published soon, makes a series of 23 recommendations to help improve access to accurate diagnoses and the best treatments for millions of children and adults suffering a skin, nail or hair disorder.

Accepting the Medal, Prof Levell said:

“It is a humbling and unexpected honour to receive this award, which reflects the hard work of the many brilliant teams with whom I work, including the amazing NHS GIRFT team.”

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