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Trust nurse shortlisted for regional award

Trust nurse shortlisted for regional award
23 February 2018

A nurse at Humber NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a regional award which celebrates the vital contribution practice nurses make to primary care.

Charlene Sargeant, a practice nurse at Field House Surgery in Bridlington, is a finalist in the General Practice Nurse of the Year Award category of the General Practice Nursing Awards.

“Being shortlisted for practice nurse of the year has filled me with a strong sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Charlene.

“I feel privileged to work in such a thriving team and would like to thank Field House and the Trust for their support over the last year.”

Charlene was nominated by Alison Tite, the Practice Manager of Field House, for her ‘dedication and commitment to ensure clinical care is delivered with compassion and integrity’.

Dr Nick Cross, a GP and Associate Medical Director at the Trust, said: “Charlene has an exemplary approach to her role within the Trust. She leads by example and diligently, exuding the Trust’s values of caring, learning and growing.

“Her focus is sharp, her support and mentorship towards her colleagues is always valued and appreciated and her clinical care is delivered with compassion and integrity.”

The awards are hosted by the Yorkshire and Humber General Practice Nursing Awards Committee to recognise the skills, expertise and dedication of practice nurses in our area.

The Committee is hosting the awards ceremony after NHS England's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Jane Cummings, launched a ten-point action plan to recognise and develop the role general practice nurses have in transforming care and helping deliver the plan to make the NHS fit for the future.

General Practice - Developing confidence, capability and capacity, the ten-point action plan for General Practice Nursing (GPN), brings together key actions which aim to meet general practice workforce challenges by attracting new recruits, supporting existing GPNs and encouraging return to practice.

Prof Cummings said: “Nurses working in general practice may not have always received the recognition they deserve in the past, but they are central to our plan to improve care for patients and ensure the NHS is fit for the future.”

The Trust recently won the contract to continue running Field House after transforming its rating from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in less than a year. 

The Trust sealed the five-year agreement to operate the Victoria Road, surgery following a procurement process run by NHS England and NHS East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group.

Charlene and the other shortlisted nominees from the Humber, Coast and Vale area will find out if they have won when the awards ceremony is held on Wednesday 28 February at the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel in Willerby, East Yorkshire.

An awards ceremony for the wider Yorkshire and Humber region will then take place in March 2018.

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