Physiotherapist recognised as a 'Rising Star'


Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014
Jeremy Corcoran (right) with Richard Sumray Chair of Health Education South London

Jeremy Corcoran (right) gets his award from Richard Sumray, Chair of Health Education South London

A Guy’s and St Thomas’ physiotherapist has been named as a Rising Star in the South London Membership Council Innovation Grants and Recognition Awards.

The awards are run by the Health Innovation Network and Health Education South London.

Jeremy Corcoran, who has worked at St Thomas' since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2004, says: "I feel fortunate to work in an innovative and supportive team in the Balance Clinic.

“My role is to support patients who experience dizziness or falls so they regain their strength and confidence and are able to return to living independently in their own homes.

“I work in a team including ear, nose and throat doctors, audiologists who care for people with hearing and balance disorders, and community nurses. Together we ensure patients receive the best possible care in hospital and at home.

Recently I received a grant from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity to simplify and improve the screening and treatment of patients with dizziness.

I hope this work will make some difference to the lives of people with balance problems.”

Gareth Jones, Clinical Lead for Rehabilitation, says: ”We are very proud of Jeremy’s achievements. It is a fantastic accolade for him and the physiotherapy team at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

“This prestigious prize reflects Jeremy’s determination, which is shared by the whole team, to improve services for patients locally and further afield.”

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