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Healthcare Professional Star Award

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In November 2016, as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary, we launched our Healthcare Professional Star Award to recognise a health professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the experience of their patients or carers. Nominations could be made by anyone affected by pancreatic cancer or by a health professional who wanting to nominate a colleague. We looked for someone who has made a real difference. This included for example:

  • Providing additional support to patients and their families through a support group or other ways
  • Improving patient care by initiating something new, e.g. introducing fast-track systems, developing new information and communications, follow-ups
  • Offering additional support to a patient who might be recently diagnosed
  • Going the ‘extra mile’ and doing something which made a huge difference to someone going through the healthcare system with pancreatic cancer.

We were delighted by the response and our overall winner was Dr Imran Ismail, a GP working in Bedfordshire.

The following healthcare professionals were highly commended by our panel:

  • Guiseppe Garcea (Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon)
  • Lena Loia (HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Duncan Spalding (Consultant in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery)
  • Prof Paula Ghaneh (Senior Lecturer)
  • Dr Rob Jones (GP)
  • Charmaine Graham (Nursing Representative)
  • Deidra Aimee (Palliative care)
  • Dr John Wood (GP)

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