Anjum Shahzad has received an award from the Department of Health.

Anjum is a member of the a member of its IM&T (Information, Management and Technology) Department at EAST Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust recently received recognition by David Levision, Senior Project Manager at the Department of Health as a “Centre of Excellence” with regards to the management of the NHS MOST (Microsoft Office Skills Training) package.

Anjum was honoured with the NHS MOST Champion Runner up award and received a £50 gift voucher and glass trophy.

Anjum achieved the award after gaining one of the highest combined scores in the country for completing the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 exams in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.

In the Excel 2010 exam alone, Anjum got 100% by attaining the top score of 1000.

The NHS wide MOST Competition was launched in conjunction with Prodigy Learning & Department of Health.

Anjum joined the Trust in 2001 after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) with a first class honours degree in Business IT.

Whilst employed by the Trust, Anjum has undertaken a postgraduate certificate in teaching and a postgraduate certificate in Health Informatics. Anjum is currently studying for a Masters in Health Informatics at UCLAN.

Anjum has held various roles within the Trust including IT Training officer, Learndirect Facilitator & Information Analyst before taking up his current posts. Anjum is a fully qualified Microsoft certified Trainer (MCT) and also first in the Trust to achieve the Microsoft Office MASTER status in Office XP, Office 2003 & Office 2010. Working in collaboration with Trust Learning & Organisational Development department Anjum also runs the Microsoft Office Skills Training (MOST) programme for Trust staff in the evening.

Anjum said, “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to receive the MOST champion runner up award, not only because it is a personal achievement, but also because it has raised the Trust profile and as such this is something to be cherished by everyone throughout the Trust.

David Levison said: “Anjum has demonstrated his advanced skills across the suite of Microsoft Office products in one of the hardest ways possible – a national competition!.

"To be runner up in such a competition with many hundreds of entrants is a terrific achievement and one he should be very proud of. It must also give his learners great confidence to know that they are being trained by someone with such highly developed skills”

Bev Roberts, Head of IM&T Implementation & Training at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Anjum has developed his Microsoft skills fully and can now support staff in their own personal development. I feel that the development opportunity offered by the MOST programme will ensure that Anjum is able to share skills, information and strategies with other staff in order to maximise benefits for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

"I’d like to extend my congratulations to Anjum and the teams who have supported the Trust in achieving these awards. Well done.”