A BARNSLEY Hospital doctor has bagged a prestigious award thanks to his outstanding contribution to healthcare.

Dr Rajeev Gupta, a consultant at Barnsley Hospital, attended the House of Commons earlier this month to collect the innovative healthcare leadership title in the awards organised by the World Book of Records.

The consultant said he was ‘delighted’ to have received the latest in a string of awards gained during his career.

He said: “It’s good to receive recognition for the work I do for healthcare education, public engagement and integration of different disciplines of care.”

A spokesperson for the World Book of Records added: “These awards honour and recognise prominent organisations and personalities for their respected achievements and contribution towards social, economic and corporate fields globally.”