Awards and Prizes

Personal awards

14.2.93 

The Victor Bonney Shield

for the best presentation to The Victor Bonney Society, Hampshire:

Are junior doctors and midwives adequately trained to repair the perineum?

12.10.93

The Gladys Dodds Prize

for the best presentation at the Senior Registrars and Registrars Conference, RCOG, London:

Anal sphincter disruption during vaginal delivery

2.6.95

The Ellis Barnett Prize

for the best paper published in "Clinical Radiology," the official journal of the Royal College of Radiologists:

Endosonography of the anal sphincter: normal anatomy and comparison with manometry

24.7.00

Awards for Excellence in the NHS 2000

Nominated by Croydon Health Authority

10.11.05

Hospital Doctor “UK Continence team of the year 2005”

Award for “orchestrating clinical excellence”

Abdul Sultan, Ranee Thakar and team

10.11.05

Hospital Doctor “UK Doctor of the Year 2005”

Overall winner chosen from 15 category winners

Awards to fellows and trainees

3.7.2003

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Do hands-on training workshops on obstetric perineal repair change clinical practice?

Mayday Research Day, Croydon

2nd prize best oral presentation

 

1.5.2004

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Occult sphincter injuries- myth or reality?

Victor Bonney Society Meeting, London

2nd prize best oral presentation

 

1.7.2004 

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Mayday obstetric anal sphincter injury repair protocol- time for national implementation?

Mayday Research Day, Croydon

Best poster presentation

 

1.7.2004

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

The role of endoanal sonography in detecting obstetric anal sphincter injuries

Mayday Research Day, Croydon

Best oral presentation

 

18.2.2005

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Occult anal sphincter injuries- Myth or Reality

Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting

2nd Prize Best oral presentation

 

31.3.2005

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury- A prospective study

International Continence Society (UK) 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow

1st prize for Best podium presentation

 

30.09.05

Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH                       

Occult anal sphincter injuries -- myth or reality?

Fourth South Thames Postgraduate Conference                       

1st prize for the best oral presentation

 

13.10.05

Andrews V, Thakar R, Jones PW, Sultan AH                       

Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries                         

The Victor Bonney Society                        

1st prize for the best oral presentation

 

17.2.06

Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Will my sex life get better, Doctor?

Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting

2nd Prize Best oral presentation

 

11.03.06 

Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Urinary incontinence after obstetric anal sphincter trauma

Roy Forum Urodynamicum, Germany

First prize for the best presentation

 

29.06.06 

Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Thakar R

Are vaginal pessaries as effective as surgery in symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse? 

Mayday Research Day, Croydon 

First prize for the best oral presentation

 

16.02.07

Scheer I, Sultan AH, Thakar R

Does pregnancy and delivery affect pelvic organ support?

Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars prize meeting

First prize for best poster

 
 01.06.2008

Abdool Z

Prospective evaluation of outcome of vaginal pessaries versus  surgery in women with symptomatic

pelvic organ prolapse

Recipient of the IUGA fellowship award (Supervisors Sultan AH and Thakar R)

 
25.06.2011

Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Obstetric Perineal Trauma- A complete audit cycle

Best audit presentation at Croydon Research Day

 
25.06.2011

Van Delft K, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Inter-rater reliability of clinical assessment in obstetric practice

Best Research Poster at Mayday Research Day

 
01.07.2011

Elenskaia K, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Scheer I, Onwude J

Does mode of delivery affect pelvic organ support and quality of life?  A longitudinal 5 year study

Best oral poster presentation IUGA 2011, Lisbon

 
19.06.2012

Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A

Is pelvic floor ultrasonography useful when combined with clinical assessment?

Croydon University Hospital, Research Day, Croydon

Best research presentation

 
19.06.2012

Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A

Natural progression of pelvic organ prolapse using dynamic 2D-transperineal

ultrasonography: a one year prospective study

Croydon University Hospital, Research Day, Croydon

Best research presentation

 
19.06.2012

Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Stankiewicz A

A one year prospective comparison of vaginal pessaries and surgery in the treatment of pelvic

organ prolapse using the validated ICIQ-VS questionnaire

Croydon University Hospital Research Day, Croydon

Runner up prize - research presentation

 
19.06.2012

Johnson A, Sultan A, Thakar R

Midwives training in the management of perineal trauma – time for reappraisal?

Croydon University Hospital, Research Day

Best poster prize

 
07.09.2012

Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A

Vascularity of the urethra in urinary continent women using colour doppler high-frequency

endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS)

37th Annual IUGA Meeting, Brisbane

Best oral poster by a fellow

 
07.09.2012

Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A

Vascularity of the urethra in urinary continent women using colour doppler high-frequency            

endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS)

37th Annual IUGA Meeting, Brisbane

Best oral poster by a fellow

 
06.11.2012

Thiagamoorthy G, Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Audit of variations in the incidence, management and recording of obstetric perineal trauma in the 

United Kingdom

BSUG Annual Research Meeting

Best Abstract

 
22.03.2013

Thiagamoorthy G, Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Audit of variations in the incidence, management and recording of obstetric perineal trauma in the 

United Kingdom

Royal Society of Medicine, Herbert Reiss Prize 2013, London

2nd Prize- Best presentation

 
18.06.13

Van Delft KWM, Thakar R , Sultan AH

Levator Ani Muscle detachment: predicting the missing link?

Ist Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

 
18.06.13

Thiagamoorthy G, Sultan AH, Thakar R

Does concomitant insertion of a minimally invasive suburethral sling (MIS) insertion 

adversely affect the subjective outcome of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery?

2nd Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

 
18.06.13 

Van Delft KWM, Thakar R , Sultan AH

Is there a relationship between anal canal dimensions and anal incontinence following childbirth?

3rd Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

 
18.06.14

Naidu M, Sultan A, Thakar R

Getting the size right, are gynaecologists ready for it

Ist Prize - Oral Podium Croydon Research Day

 
24.06.15

Jordan P, Naidu M, Thakar R, Sultan AH

Effect of subsequent vaginal delivery on bowel symptoms and anorectal function in women who

sustained a previous Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury

1st prize – oral podium Service Improvement - Croydon Research Day

 
24.06.15

Naidu, M Sultan AH, Thakar R

Reducing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries Using Perineal Support, a preliminary Experience

1st prize – Poster presentation. Croydon Research Day

 
24.06.15

Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R

Outcome of anal symptoms and anorectal function following two obstetric anal 

sphincter injuries (OASIS) – A prospective case controlled study

2nd prize – Research - Croydon Research Day

 
03.11.16 

Isabelle MA van Gruting, A Stankiewicz, R Thakar, AH Sultan

Is evacuation proctography still the gold standard for the diagnosis of posterior pelvic

floor disorders

1st Prize. Best clinical research paper

European Urogynecological Association Congress, Amsterdam

 
23.0517 

Linda P Arendsen, R Thakar, AH Sultan

The Impact of Copper Impregnated Wound Dressings on Surgical Site Infection after Caesarean Section: 

a Double Blind Randomised Controlled Pilot Study

1st Prize Best Research paper - Croydon Research Day

 
23.0517

Aswini Balachandran, AH Sultan, R Thakar

Reducing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Rates in Croydon – Our Success Story

1st Prize for  Best Service Improvement Podium Presentation

 
23.05.17 

Aswini Balachandran, AH Sultan, R Thakar

Prescribing Management following third and fourth degree perineal tears

1st prize for the  Best Audit Poster