Often referred to as the ‘nursing Oscars’, our nominees have fought of tough competition from more than 700 entries – the biggest field ever for the Nursing Times Awards – to reach the final shortlist. They are nominated in the following categories.
Enhancing Patient Dignity – Tracey Frowde, is RCHT’s first Admiral Nurse, funded by Dementia UK. She uses her specialist knowledge and experience to support patients and their families whilst in the hospital setting, coordinating their care to minimise distress, as well as educating colleagues so they feel more confident in caring for people with dementia.
Infection Prevention & Control – Louise Silver and Louisa Forbes have been recognised for their work on the Bug and Drug (BUDDIE) project, where they have been educating health professionals in hospital, community and care home settings on best practice in anti-biotic use, ultimately leading to fewer hospital admissions.
Nursing in Mental Health – Specialist Nurse Lerryn Hogg and Assistant Practitioner Ben Gregg-Waller have been selected for their entry showcasing the efforts that have been made to ensure reasonable adjustments for people with mental health problems to ensure their access to, and experience of, hospital care meets their individual needs.
Learning Disabilities Nursing – Acute Liaison Nurse for learning disabilities, Jane Rees has been shortlisted for the work she has led to ensure a smooth transition to adult care for children with learning disabilities and or autism.
All four entries will be presenting their work to the final judging panel before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in London on 3rd November.
Good luck to all!