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Nurse Leader of the Year award

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Nurse Leader of the Year award

13th November 2015 - Hot Topics

The Dudley Group’s Sarah Causer named Nurse Leader of the Year

Dudley Group nurse Sarah Causer has been crowned national Nurse Leader of the Year at the prestigious Nursing Times Awards for her outstanding work in her role as Lead Nurse for Older People.

Sarah received her award at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Dawn Wardell, Chief Nurse for the Trust, said she was absolutely thrilled by Sarah’s award.

“This is a wonderful achievement and Sarah should be very proud,” said Dawn.

“Sarah is already a highly regarded leader within the organisation, but to be recognised at a national level at such a prestigious event really is fantastic. I want to say on behalf of everyone at the Trust – well done Sarah!”

Sarah was put forward for the award by her matron Rachel Tomkins after taking on the role of Lead Nurse for Older People at the end of last year.

“Sarah inspires and motivates the nursing teams she leads, her compassion for her vulnerable patients and her drive to ensure they receive quality patient-centred care is exemplary,” Rachel said.

“A very well-deserved award for a true role model – if only you could bottle her.”

Jenni Middleton, editor of Nursing Times, said, “The nurses who have won this year – and those who are finalists – are smart, innovative and making real changes to the way that patients are cared for.

“Nursing care is no longer about bedpans and bandages – nurses contribute much more than that and influence every aspect of care and we need to make sure that the public, the media and the policymakers understand that.”

Congratulations also go to our two other finalists: Jacqui Howells, who was shortlisted in the category of Enhancing Patient Dignity, and Karen Lewis who made the shortlist for the Nurse of the Year award.

Sarah Causer