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The Trust’s Clinical Fellowship Programme set to boost expertise and leadership in adult cystic fibrosis care.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has announced funding for two new Clinical Fellows to support doctors to specialise in CF care. This exciting programme will give successful applicants the opportunity to undertake clinically-based research or quality-improvement projects, which will work alongside the clinical training programmes.

The awards, each up to £75,000, help CF centres to recruit and train talented individuals who can help to boost CF care now and in the future.

This programme has sponsored dozens of physicians to invest their work in cystic fibrosis across many decades, and some of the best and brightest individuals working in CF in the UK today have benefitted from this vital support.

At this year’s European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) Annual Conference, 1986 Clinical Fellow Professor Diana Bilton was awarded the ECFS Award for lifetime achievement in the field of cystic fibrosis.

The Trust is currently supporting three doctors in Belfast, Manchester and Kings College London. Dr Steven Caskey, a Clinical Fellow at Queen's University Hospital, Belfast, said: "It has been great working as a Clinical Fellow for the Trust. It has allowed me to gain experience working in a regional CF centre while at the same time giving me the opportunity to pursue interests in research, quality improvement and teaching projects."

Interested in taking part? The application process opens today and closes on Monday 9 January.

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