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.”