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Professor Tony Rahman won RCP Excellence in Patient Care Award 2021

Christ Church alumnus Professor Tony Rahman (1986), Ann Vandeleur & Team Gastro win an RCP Excellence in Patient Care Award 2021.
13 Aug 2021
Written by Olivia Tan

Congratulations to Christ Church alumnus Professor Tony Rahman (1986), Ann Vandeleur and Team Gastro at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia for winning an RCP Excellence in Patient Care Award 2021.

Brisbane Gastro won the International Award, which recognises and rewards projects that have been delivered outside the UK and have contributed to significant improvements in patient care and health outcomes in a particular country or region. Their project, Gastroenterology Online, is a platform which informs patient decision making and streamlines pre-surgery preparation. By producing clinically approved, accessible videos about colonoscopies, the Prince Charles Hospital allows patients to more fully understand the procedure, give their consent and prepare. To see some of the inspiring work produced, please visit:
The project is being carried out in collaboration with PocketMedic,
a digital communications company that creates and delivers high quality content about health.  Information films are ‘prescribed’ by clinicians to support their patients to become more ‘expert’ in managing their chronic diseases.
Click here to view the initial presentation pitching Tony’s ideas about how digital healthcare could transform the team’s work in Brisbane:
Tony Rahman is Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University.
Kimberley Littlemore is the Creative Director of PocketMedic, and, incidentally, is also the producer of our series of films on ‘Women at the House’, with her company Littlefox Communications. Kimberley is a fellow of Swansea University Medical School and an award-winning former BBC filmmaker.

Kimberley and Tony reconnected when Tony was looking for a collaborative partner to realise his vision for improving bowel cancer detection rates for his patients.  Through the Christ Church Alumni network, Tony saw some of the papers published about the ability of PocketMedic films to drive behavioural change. The collaboration has been a huge success, improving patient care, numbers of people being seen and releasing more time for patients with more complex needs.   

Congratulations to all involved, particularly our Christ Church Members. We look forward to seeing the successes of this project going forward!

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