A Bolton NHS Foundation Trust doctor has been awarded a prestigious title at the University of Bolton.

Dr Ambar Basu, has been awarded the title of Professor of Medicine at the University of Bolton, after playing a leading role in his field at the trust.

Dr Basu is currently a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology at the trust, and has played a significant part in developing the role of physician associate with the university.

The trust said this had been a very successful piece of work, which has led to the appointment of three physician associates at Bolton Hospital, who support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

More are set to be introduced to the organisation in the near future.

Speaking about this award Dr Basu said: “I am truly honoured and humbled by this title award. This will enthuse me further to strengthen the collaborative work between the Trust and the University of Bolton.”

Professor Patrick McGhee, chair of the University Professorial and Readership Committee at the University of Bolton said: “I would like to congratulate Dr Basu on this outcome and welcome him to the University of Bolton family.”

Dr Basu’s title will officially take effect from Saturday, 13th February.