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Bursaries on offer for nurses interested in pancreatic cancer

A charity is offering 10 bursaries for nurses interested in learning more about the care of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is offering the bursaries to nurses interested in attending its Annual HPB National Study Day in October in Cheshire.

The bursaries of £150 each are intended for nurses unable to get reimbursement from their trusts for travel and accommodation. The event itself is free to attend.

The bursaries will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, the charity noted.

An application form is available to download from the Pancreatic Cancer UK website and must be returned by 26 September.

The charity is also be re-running its Nurses Appreciation Award in recognition of the hard work, dedication, and commitment of those in the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary nursing.

Alex Ford, chief executive of Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: “We are looking for nominations that demonstrate how a nurse has improved patient experience during their treatment pathway.

“There are a variety of ways that this could be demonstrated… such as setting up a regular phone clinic for patients or perhaps setting up a support group on top of their normal clinical role,” she added.

Nurses can be nominated by a colleague or they can nominate themselves, supported by a statement from a patient, nurse colleague or consultant that they work closely with.

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