A CONSULTANT at Barnsley Hospital has been awarded with a lifetime achievement award for his work with vulnerable people.

Paediatrician Dr Rajeev Gupta was praised by UK Parliament members and Sanskiriti, an organisation that endeavours to enrich and appreciate culture. 

He was also thanked for his work coaching young adults, his high quality patient care and his contribution to education.

Dr Gupta said: "When I found out I had been shortlisted for this award I was over the moon, it's very nice to be recognised for the work you do.

"The ceremony at the House of Commons was very exciting, the venue is breathtaking.

"I do the work I do because I enjoy it but it's lovely to know I am making a difference to patients' lives."