A DOCTOR in Halifax is the first person to win the Jimmy Savile Trophy.
Dr Alex Wycherley, who works for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, beat nine other finalists with his study on MRSA infections in tourniquets.
The junior doctor, who is in his seventh year of training, picked up the trophy from Sir Jimmy at Leeds Metropolitan University.
The trophy is awarded for the best junior doctor’s presentation at The West Yorkshire Foundation School.
The school oversees the training of doctors on hospital wards across the region.
Dr Wycherley works at the Calderdale Royal Hospital.
He said: “There were a lot of very good, wide-ranging presentations, so I was thrilled to have won.”
Sir Jimmy said: “Anything to help doctors will do for me. Doctors help me and everybody else when our backs our pressed against the wall of life. Three cheers for doctors!”
Oliver Corrado, a consultant in care of the elderly and co-director of the school, said: “The standard was very high. We have some amazing talent in British medicine.”
Runners-up were a GP in Otley and a doctor at Airedale Hospital, Keighley.