Dr Caz’s care and compassion leads to Exceptional People Award

Dr Caz’s care and compassion leads to Exceptional People Award

An Oxford Health doctor based in Cowley is the latest to win an Exceptional People Award.

Dr Caz Nahman, known to many of her young patients as “Dr Caz” was presented with the award by Trust Lead Governor Mike Hobbs at Raglan House this week.

She has only been with Oxford Health since September 2021, having joined from a Trust in Nottingham, but has clearly made in impact in that short time.

Dr Nahman, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, was nominated by Dr Emma Fergusson. Her nomination highlighted how Caz works tirelessly, with humour and compassion, to care for young people with eating disorders. She works hard to ensure that young people get the treatment that they need and their families are cared for and supported.

Caz explained: “The award was a big surprise as I didn’t know that I had been nominated – this is the first trophy like this I have been given, which I will now proudly show to my children and put alongside the ones they have won over the years!

“Before I came to Oxford Health I had set up a community eating disorder team in Nottinghamshire as well as an inpatient unit. While I am proud of that work I was very keen to work in the community again and that’s why I made the move to Oxford.

“The pandemic has posed many challenges and I have worked hard with my colleagues to ensure that not only are patients looked after, but that we also look forward by recruiting and training the eating disorder specialists of the future.”

Mike Hobbs explained: “It is a real pleasure to read the Exceptional People Award nominations and also to meet a winner like Caz who makes such a difference to people’s lives.

“Alongside the care and support she provides to young people and their families, I know that she makes an enormous contribution to the team.  She is helping to develop opportunities for trainees coming through who are currently studying to be child and adolescent psychiatrists.

“Well done Caz!”

Published: 7 July 2022