Yorkshire Coast Nurses Up For Award

CREDIT: This story was first seen in Yorkshire Coast Radio

A nurse from Field House Surgery in Bridlington is up for the General Practice Nurse of the Year award, Yorkshire Coast Radio reports.

Charlene Sargeant is a finalist in the regional award of General Practice Nurse of the Year.

She said: Being shortlisted for practice nurse of the year has filled me with a strong sense of pride and accomplishment.

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 Humber NHS Foundation Trust, added: “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.”

Professor Jane Cummings is NHS England’s chief nursing officer. She 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.

A nurse at Scarborough’s Belgrave Surgery has also been shortlisted.

Their senior practice nurse, Amber Cornforth, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Practice Nurse Preceptor of the Year at the Humber, Coast and Vale regional awards.

Amber said: “I am delighted to have been nominated as I thoroughly enjoy my job and am fortunate to be able to share my skills and knowledge with students and my more junior practice nurse colleague.”

The surgery’s management said: “We all very proud of Amber and feel this recognises the many years of hard work she has invested in developing her width depth of clinical knowledge to benefit the care she provides patients. She is now using her experience and knowledge to help develop the next generation of nurses. Our own newly qualified nurse. Leah, who joined the practice in 2016 has benefitted immensely from Ambers’ mentorship and nominated her for this award.”

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