National charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has launched its first Nurses Appreciation Award, in recognition of the hard work, dedication, and commitment of those in the field of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) nursing, including any Upper GI nurses who also look after HPB patients.
Pancreatic Cancer UK is interested in nominations that demonstrate how a nurse has improved patient experience during the treatment pathway. This might include a process or way of working within the clinical environment which led to improvements in the patient experience, such as setting up a regular phone clinic for patients or perhaps setting up a support group on top of their normal clinical role.
Nurses can be nominated either by a colleague or they can nominate themselves, supported by a statement from a patient, nurse colleague or consultant that they work closely with.
The winner will be announced at 11th Annual National HPB Nurses Study Day at Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire on 14th October 2013. Having previously sponsored this event, Pancreatic Cancer UK has now taken over the organisation of this study day. This year's event will cover an update on treatments for pancreatic cancer, diet and nutrition and support for nurses.
Anna Jewell, Information and Development Manager at Pancreatic Cancer UK, comments, "We are aware of the challenges and threats nurses face on a daily basis, and as a charity, we are committed to the preservation of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role. That is why we have created the Nurses Appreciation Award in order to acknowledge the vital role they perform.
After the study day in October, it is our intention to continue to support nurses by further developing the training we have available on pancreatic cancer for nurses working in this field."
For more information on the application criteria of the awards, to obtain an application form or to find out more about the Study Day email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for award entries is 30th August 2013.
Find out more about the Nurses Appreciation Award and Study Day.