Dr Anil Mane, a consultant in elderly care at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Eryri in Caernarfon, has received the Clinical Teacher of the Year award at this year’s Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Staff Achievement Awards.

Dr Mane, from Bangor, started his work with the health board two years ago and volunteered to teach the subject of elderly care to the medical students from Cardiff University.

This year the elderly care consultant was also handed the ‘Student Appreciation Award’ at the Surgam Ceremony at Cardiff University after being recognised by the students he had trained.

Dr Mane said he was thrilled to receive the award for ‘Clinical Teacher of the Year’.

He said: “I am very honoured to receive this award as I am always delighted to train the students who come to Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Eryri.

“I am always thankful for the feedback they provide for me and I wish them all well in their careers.

“I have been teaching for the last two years now and I have enjoyed it very much.”

Professor Dean Williams, from the North Wales Clinical School at Ysbyty Gwynedd, who nominated Dr Mane for the award, described him as an ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘knowledgeable’ teacher.

He said: “Geriatrics is a difficult and a complex subject. It involves a lot of knowledge and skills in the major specialities on internal medicine. Moreover, it is difficult because many patients are not able to give history.

“Dr Mane constantly makes an effort to make this difficult topic simple to medical students, through his understanding, extrovert nature, enthusiasm in teaching, and hard work.

“The feedback he receives from students is always excellent.”

The Clinical Teacher of the Year award was sponsored by Bangor University.

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Independent Board Member for BCUHB and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Bangor University, said: “All three of the shortlisted nominees have gone above and beyond to provide outstanding tuition, leadership and care for their students.

“Bangor University prides itself in its academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience, both of which are qualities Dr Mane has shown in abundance.”

Centerprise International Chief Executive Jez Nash said: “We were delighted to be the Principal Sponsor of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Achievement Awards 2017.

“We are proud to support the NHS in North Wales, and the evening showcased the very best care provided by doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and volunteers throughout the region.

“It was brilliant to hear examples of NHS staff gong above and beyond to care for their patients, and as a resident of North Wales, I am delighted Centerprise International is in a position to make a difference to the Health Board.

“It was wonderful to hear about the finalists going above and beyond to inspire the next generation of medics in North Wales, and we congratulate Dr Mane for his fine work.”