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Senior orthodontic registrar receives not one but two BOC Awards

Meera Makwana wins two awards at BOC

A senior orthodontic registrar has been presented with two awards at the British Orthodontic Conference for the MOrth Cases prize and Research Protocol award.

Meeral Makwana, who works in Head & Neck, orthodontics at the Royal Derby Hospital was nominated for two cases she treated at the hospital as well as her research within orthodontics.

These winning entries were judged on the complexity of the submitted cases, the quality of treatment and research area.

Lead orthodontic consultant, Alison Murray, commended Meeral for all her hard work throughout a tough eighteen months.

Alison said: “Meeral has been in our department for the last three years and has had to step up to triage patients by phone, email and provide support as a nurse. However, she has managed to secure all of this success even with the backdrop of the pandemic.”

Senior sister in the Head & Neck unit at Royal Derby Hospital, Di Ball, also congratulated Meeral on her win.

Di said: “Meeral has made Derby very proud, but most of all she should be proud of herself, especially in such hard circumstances.”

Meeral was overjoyed with both wins, she said: “I would have been happy to receive just the one award, but to be the recipient of both this year and last year’s awards is extremely rewarding.

“I am incredibly proud of the high quality care we deliver to our patients at the Royal Derby Hospital, and to have my work recognised is a huge achievement.”