University Long Service Award

Mrs Karen Duffy (Clinical Audit Assistant at UDOTS) received her 25-year long service award from the University of Dundee at a remote ceremony held on Friday 27 November. The Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, hosted the event via Microsoft Teams for recipients of 25- and 40-years’ service.

All staff members invited were presented with either a commemorative silver (25 years) or gold (40 years) lapel pin and £100 and £200 gift cards as a token of appreciation.

Karen, who joined the university in 1995, is responsible for the daily running of projects managed through the audit office and includes data entry, verification and patient follow-up. Audit projects have included Tayside Smoking Cessation programme, Tayside Orthopaedic evaluation programmes such as Tayside Arthroplasty Audit Group, Upper Limb evaluation programme, Soft Tissue Injury Knee and Foot & Ankle programmes. Current audits include Upper Limb Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Hip and Knee, Soft Tissue Knee Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery (all in-house studies) and MSK - #NoF Audit, Surgical Site Surveillance (all national studies).

Mrs Linda Johnston (Clinical Audit Services Manager) stated:

“Karen is an integral part of the smooth running of all the audits we manage. She is the cement that holds all the audits together in fact. Karen’s work ethic and dedication are unrivalled but more importantly, she is a valued colleague and friend to all at UDOTS. I suspect Karen will be slightly embarrassed about being in the limelight as she doesn't like a fuss, but she is an amazing person, and I couldn't have done my job without her over the years. She is quite unique!

It’s reassuring to know that the University continues to recognise and value staff during the COVID situation. Appreciating staff at this time is more important than ever and UDOTS is in the enviable position of having several staff members who have given many years of dedicated service to our University. Here’s to many more!”

UDOTS would like to congratulate everone who recieved a long service award this year.