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Bursary on offer for nurses working in ADHD care

Specialist nurses that work in the field of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being offered a bursary in return for improving care and best practice.

Shire UK has announced the launch of its 2014 Nursing Bursary Awards in ADHD.

They are open to all specialist ADHD nurses and nurses working within ADHD care to “recognise and support those who demonstrate outstanding development and commitment in the field”.

“Nurses play a key front-line role in helping children with ADHD and their families”

Nicola Massey

Winners will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze level Awards as well as an additional Highly Commended category, which was introduced last year.

Shire said applications for bursary awards can be made to support new or existing creative nurse-led activities in ADHD, which “go above and beyond” day-to-day clinical duties at a local, regional or national level.

Since its inaugural year in 2010, the awards have supported 14 projects – ranging from initiatives to support the transition from primary to secondary school to those relating to the improvement of screening in ADHD within a specific population.

Nicola Massey, general manager at Shire UK, said: “We are proud to launch this year’s Bursary Awards as part of the continued work we undertake to build better futures for people with ADHD.

“Nurses play a key front-line role in helping children with ADHD and their families and we hope for a record entry level this year,” she added.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5 September 2014. The winners will be announced in October.

Visit the bursary awards website for further information about the entry criteria, an application form and the selection process.

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