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Urology advanced practitioner named Nurse of the Year

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Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.

Ms Scullion was announced as the deserving winner at a glittering ceremony held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 31 October.

A role in urology gave her a passion for the specialty and, when working as an interventional radiology nurse, led to her being given the opportunity to work with a consultant uroradiologist to improve a trans-rectal ultrasound scan (TRUS) and biopsy service.

She then undertook training to carry out TRUS scans and biopsies. She has also contributed to a range of initiatives including the anterior tunnelled nephrostomy, which aims to increase patient comfort and independence, allowing them to empty and change their own drainage bags.

The judges described Ms Scullion as an amazing nurse and said that her patients are at the heart of everything she does.

Nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 23 categories in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

The recipient of the Team of the Year was Clare Ward from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and our Rising Star was Emily Pitkethly, from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile, this year’s Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Professor Ruth Northway, a leading expert in learning disability nursing from the University of South Wales.

Editor of Nursing Times, Steve Ford, said: “Congratulations to all our deserving Nursing Times Awards winners for 2018. The evening always fills me with a really positive feeling, despite the challenges that may be facing the wider health sector.

“As ever, our awards entrants set a very high bar and demonstrated what great care and innovation can be achieved by nurses, often with few resources other than a really good idea and the determination to see it through,” he said.

“The expert panels that I spoke to during the judging process in September consistently told me about the high quality and inspirational nature of the entries they were given,” he added.

Following their 28th year, the Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector, representing true excellence in nursing and patient care. This year’s awards were hosted by TV and radio presenter Gethin Jones.

See below for a full list of winners and download a copy of the winners award supplement (see attached PDF below). Alternatively, visit the Nursing Times Awards 2018 website for more information on the event and winners from previous years.

 

Winners at the Nursing Times Awards 2018

Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Winner: Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales

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Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Steve Ford, Nursing Times editor, Professor Jean White, CNO for Wales, Professor Ruth Northway, and Dame Donna Kinnair, acting chief executive of the RCN

 

Cancer Nursing

  • Winner: Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – Nurse-led accelerated jaundice pathway

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Cancer nursing

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

 

Care of Older People

  • Winner: NHS Brighton and Hove CCG – Reducing unplanned admissions of older people

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Care of older people

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG

 

Child and Adolescent Services

  • Winner: Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – Crisis resolution and home care team

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Child and Adolescent Services

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

 

Clinical Research Nursing

  • Winner: Solent NHS Trust – Care home research partnership

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Clinical research nursing

Solent Trust

 

Continence Promotion and Care

  • Winner: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital – A nurse-led sacral nerve service

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Continence Promotion and Care

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital

 

Emergency & Critical Care

  • Winner: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust – Vulnerable adult support team in the emergency department

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Emergency & Critical Care

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

 

Enhancing Patient Dignity

  • Winner: Northern Devon Health Care NHS Trust – A dedicated multi-purpose side room

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Enhancing Patient Dignity

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Northern Devon Health Care NHS Trust

 

HRH Integrated Approaches to Care

  • Winner: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – A teenage and young adult survivorship service

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HRH Integrated Approaches to Care

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Winner: Solent NHS Trust – New-entrant TB screening in primary care

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Infection Prevention and Control

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Solent NHS Trust

 

Innovation in Chronic Wound Management

  • Winner: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Standardising leg ulcer assessment and management

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Innovation in Chronic Wound Management

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

Learning Disabilities Nursing

  • Winner: Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – Learning disability simulation pilot

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Learning Disabilities Nursing

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

 

Managing Long-term Conditions

  • Winner: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust – Macmillan specialist palliative care

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Managing Long-term Conditions

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

 

Nurse Leader of the Year

  • Winner: Colette Datt, Whittington Health

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Nurse leader of year

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Colette Datt, Whittington Health

 

Nurse of the Year

  • Winner: Helen Scullion, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Helen Scullion

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Nursing Times Nurse of the Year for 2018 Helen Scullion

 

Nursing in Mental Health

  • Winner: NHS Lothian – An alternative to hospital admission for older people

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Nursing in mental health

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: NHS Lothian

 

Nursing in the Community

  • Winner: Nottinghamshire Fracture Liaison & Osteoporosis Service – Nurse-led community osteoporosis service

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Nursing in the community

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Nottinghamshire Fracture Liaison & Osteoporosis Service

 

Patient Safety Improvement

  • Winner: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Improving safety in use of nasogastic tubes

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Patient safety information

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Respiratory Nursing

  • Winner: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – Lung disease care closer to home

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Respiratory nursing

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Rising Star

  • Winner: Emily Pitkethly, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Rising star

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Emily Pitkethly, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

Surgical Nursing

  • Winner: Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Patient and family in the theatre department

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Surgical Nursing

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

Team of the Year

  • Winner: Clare Ward, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Overcoming difficulties through quality improvement

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Team of the year

Clare Ward, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

Technology and Data in Nursing

  • Winner: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Implementing a trust co-ordination centre

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Technology and Data in Nursing

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Winner: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

Click on cover below for digital edition of Nursing Times Awards winners for 2018

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