Our Trainee Doctor Heather is Top of the Class
31 May 2016



Heather Burghel (pictured here) is someone who doesn’t do things by halves…


Heather (27) and from Glossop has gained top marks in the country in a prestigious national diploma to assess medical knowledge of women’s health.


All the more remarkable is that she did it juggling revision and morning sickness, as she is pregnant - with TWINS!


Heather is a first year trainee GP here at Tameside Hospital and is currently working in our busy A&E department. But her last placement was in the hospital’s maternity unit and she’s already booked to have her babies delivered there in October when they are due.


She says: “ I was born at Tameside and after working with the highly skilled and caring team I decided I want to have my babies here too. After maternity leave I plan to resume my training, and as a GP I know this diploma will help me better assess and help my female patients. The first I knew I had done so well was when the results were published and my name had a star by it. When I asked what that meant they told me I had scored highest in the country. I really couldn’t believe it.”