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Acute Oncology Team shortlisted for Patient Safety and Care Award 2014

Cancer Care 1

Our Acute Oncology Team has been shortlisted in the cancer care category for the HSJ Patient Safety and Care Awards 2014.

The Trust-wide team was set up in September 2012 as part of a national initiative to improve patient safety in acute cancer care, and works closely with the Accident and Emergency, Acute Medical Units, inpatient wards, specialist teams, local cancer centre and community services to improve care and services for acute oncology patients.

The aim of the service is to support clinical areas within adult services for patients who have an acute presentation relating to their diagnosed or undiagnosed cancer.

Kathryn Hornby, Team Leader in Acute Oncology and Johnathan Elliott, Acute Oncology Nurse Specialist presented to the judging panel in London this week.

Kathryn said: "It was an honour to be short listed for the award and we look forward to the feedback in July."

Ten candidates compete for the cancer care award, presented by the Nursing Times, the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and NHS Employers. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London on 15th July.