The Dr Vivien Lane Scholarship was established by Dr Lane to provide financial assistance to those who wish to obtain or further their qualifications in the field of sports medicine.
Throughout her life Dr Vivien Lane sought to expand her knowledge , regularly taking on completely new challenges both practical and theoretical, but all linked to sports medicine in some way.
She saw no barriers to learning, changing careers from nursing to medicine, becoming an RAF Senior Medical Officer, a sports physician and a complementary therapist. Even when she was unable to attend courses and seminars, she still found ways of studying via the internet . Keeping abreast of current medical thinking and therapies was really important to her, enabling her to offer the most up-to-date treatments and advice to her patients. Her friends and colleagues describe her as “a wise one” with a wicked sense of humour – always looking for the positive even in the most difficult times.
Vivien spent her life in caring for others at work and at home. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that she wanted to set up a financial scholarship to help people achieve their goals as part of her lasting legacy.
Open to qualified medical practitioners intending to further their studies in sports medicine.